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Code of Virginia
Title 46.2. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 10. Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety
5/14/2021

§ 46.2-1126. Maximum gross weight, generally.

Except as provided in § 46.2-1128, the gross weight imposed on the highway by a vehicle or combination shall not exceed the maximum weight given for the respective distance between the first and last axle of the vehicle or combination, nor shall any two or more consecutive axles exceed the maximum weight given, when measured longitudinally with any fraction of a foot rounded to the next highest as set forth in the following table:

aDistance in feet between the extremes of any group of two or more consecutive axlesor Maximum weight in pounds on any group of axles
b

 

2 axles3 axles4 axles5 axles6 axles7 axles
c434,000

 

 

 

 

 

d534,000

 

 

 

 

 

e634,000

 

 

 

 

 

f734,000

 

 

 

 

 

g834,00034,000

 

 

 

 

h939,00042,500

 

 

 

 

i1040,00043,500

 

 

 

 

j11

 

44,000

 

 

 

 

k12

 

45,00050,000

 

 

 

l13

 

45,00050,500

 

 

 

m14

 

46,50051,500

 

 

 

n15

 

47,00052,000

 

 

 

o16

 

48,00052,50058,000

 

 

p17

 

48,50053,50058,500

 

 

q18

 

49,50054,00059,000

 

 

r19

 

50,00054,50060,000

 

 

s20

 

51,00055,50060,50066,000

 

t21

 

51,50056,00061,00066,500

 

u22

 

52,50056,50061,50067,000

 

v23

 

53,00057,50062,50068,000

 

w24

 

54,00058,00063,00068,50074,000
x25

 

54,50058,50063,50069,00074,500
y26

 

55,50059,50064,00069,50075,000
z27

 

56,00060,00065,00070,00075,500
aa28

 

57,00060,50065,50071,00076,500
ab29

 

57,50061,50066,00071,50077,000
ac30

 

58,50062,00066,50072,00077,500
ad31

 

59,00062,50067,50072,50078,000
ae32

 

60,00063,50068,00073,00078,500
af33

 

 

64,00068,50074,00079,000
ag34

 

 

64,50069,00074,50080,000
ah35

 

 

65,50070,00075,000

 

ai36

 

 

66,00070,50075,500

 

aj37

 

 

66,50071,00076,000

 

ak38

 

 

67,50072,00077,000

 

al39

 

 

68,00072,50077,500

 

am40

 

 

68,50073,00078,000

 

an41

 

 

69,50073,50078,500

 

ao42

 

 

70,00074,00079,000

 

ap43

 

 

70,50075,00080,000

 

aq44

 

 

71,50075,500

 

 

ar45

 

 

72,00076,000

 

 

as46

 

 

72,50076,500

 

 

at47

 

 

73,50077,500

 

 

au48

 

 

74,00078,000

 

 

av49

 

 

74,50078,500

 

 

aw50

 

 

75,50079,000

 

 

ax51

 

 

76,00080,000

 

 

Code 1950, § 46-334; 1952, c. 454; 1956, cc. 141, 476; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-339; 1962, c. 84; 1964, c. 354; 1974, c. 145; 1981, c. 187; 1982, c. 671; 1983, c. 515; 1987, c. 695; 1989, c. 727; 1994, c. 456.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.