Road Weight Limitations
Road Limits for USA & Canada
There are no exceptions to the following weight limits!
If containers are received weighing in excess of the limits described below, one of the following will be required at the expense of the customer's account:
- Stripping/Re-Stuffing: Cargo will need to be stripped and re-stuffed into two containers. The additional costs incurred will include not only the stripping/re-stuffing costs, but the additional inland costs required to deliver the second container to the door.
- Container will be terminated at the port.
- Container will be terminated at the rail yard.
- Overweight 20 foot containers destined to the container yard (CY) will be terminated due to limited quantities of tri-axles. Tri-axles are to be used for door moves only where weight limits do not exceed the provided guidelines.
Note: There are additional charges for tri-axles, permits, and all other specialized equipment required to move overweight containers.
Norfolk, VA, May 1, 2006
Spring Thaw: March 15th – May 15th - Applicable Weight Limits
|Zone A - Weight Limit|
|Zone A - Weight Limit Exceptions|
|California – Illinois – Indiana – Wisconsin|
|USA - Zone B|
|Zone B includes the following states: Alabama - Maryland - Tennessee - Delaware - Mississippi - Virginia - Florida - North Carolina - Georgia - Pennsylvania - Louisiana - South Carolina|
|Zone B - Overweight Permits Available|
|20’||With Tri-Axle||44,000lbs - With Permit 46,000lbs|
|40’||44,000lbs – With Permit 51,000lbs|
|20’||With Tri-Axle||40,000lbs – With Permit 41,000lbs|
|40’||41,000lbs – With Permit 43,000lbs|
|Zone B - Weight Limit Exceptions|
|DV/HC/OT/FR||20’||With Tri-Axle||43,000lbs – With Permit 45,000lbs|
|DV/HC/OT/FR||20’||With Tri-Axle||42,000lbs – With Permit 44,000lbs|
|Will permit for loads originating or terminating in their state only. Cannot drive through.|
|USA - Additional Weight Considerations|
Up to 31 tons = Normal truck, i.e., trucks provided with 06 axles.
|The maximum road weight limitation for El Salvador is 21.5 tons (including tara) for both 20’ DV and 40’ DV. Any weight over this number will incur penalties and delays with the Customs Authorities at the port.|
|23 tons, including tare for both 20' and 40' alike.|
18 tons/20' DV, 23.5 tons/40' DV excluding tare weight: local import.
For north port area (HBCT/DPCT/KPCT/general pier): no limit, T/S.
Between HBCT/PNC : GW 23 tons/20', 27 tons/40' including tare weight, T/S.