Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption

A motor vehicle equipped with idle reduction or emissions reduction technology may exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight and axle weight limits by up to 550 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the technology.

NGVs may exceed the state’s gross vehicle and axle weight limits by the amount of weight calculated as provided under Code of Federal Regulations Title 23, section 127(s), not to exceed 2,000 lbs.

The vehicle operator must be able to provide documentation or demonstrate that the vehicle meets these requirements.

(Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.824)