Idle Reduction Technology Weight Exemption

States may allow heavy-duty vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology to exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight limit and the axle weight limit by up to 550 pounds to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. This allowance does not impact state highway funding eligibility. (Reference Public Law 112-141 and 23 U.S. Code 127(a)(12))

Jurisdiction: Federal

Type: Laws and Regulations

Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation

Enacted: Oct 3, 2008

Technologies: Idle Reduction

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