Explore Oversize Overweight policy throughout the MAFC
One part of the regional MAFC freight study is an effort to identify areas in which regulations could be harmonized among the states. Since our focus is freight, this effort was directed at a comparative look at the rules that govern the issuance of oversize/overweight truck permits. This report is our initial set of finding from that effort.
Regulations were categorized into a number of parts:
Information required from a permit applicant
Hours of operation
Maximum allowable loads
A web search was then completed to list the requirements of each of the ten states in these categories. The results are displayed in a series of tables with each state receiving a green square to indicate that the listed requirement applied to it. Harmony among the states can be seen when all squares are green for a specific regulation. Disharmony is indicated when only one or two squares are green in any row.
In some categories, such as information required from a permit applicant, a fairly high degree of harmony exists. In many others, disharmony is the rule.
These results should be considered preliminary since they are the result of a web search. The materials on the web for some states do not speak directly to each issue. For some the materials available required interpretation. In many cases the rules for a given state are similar to those of other states, but not the same and are listed separately.
Select the Chart or Map tab above to explore the results.