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Commercial Vehicles

For copies of permits required by the weighmaster please visit our permits section.

Resources

BCRC Truck Operators Map
MDOT's Truck Operator's Map
BCRC All-Season roads
BCRC Restricted Bridges & Culverts
Michigan Truck Driver's Guidebook
Michigan Farmer's Transportation Guidebook

Axle Loading Information

NORMAL LOADING MAXIMUMS
18,000 lbs. on single axles spaced 9 ft. or more apart
13,000 lbs. on tandem axles spaced 3.5 ft. to 9 ft. apart
9,000 lbs. on axles separated by less than 3.5 ft.
13,000 lbs. per axle maximum, tri-axle and multi-axles.

 

DESIGNATED LOADING
16,000 lbs.  per axle on one tandem axle assembly


SEASONAL RESTRICTION (Frost Law) LOADING MAXIMUMS 
35% REDUCTION OF NORMAL LOADING PER AXLE (as follows):
11,700 lbs. on single axles spaced 9 ft. or more apart
8,450 lbs. on tandem axles spaced 3.5 ft. to 9 ft. apart
5,850 lbs. on axles separated by less than 3.5 ft.
8,450 lbs. per axle maximum, tri-axle and multi-axles.
35 mph maximum speed limit.

Seasonal weight restriction permits can be found here

ALL-SEASON ROAD LOADING MAXIMUMS
18,000 lbs. on single axles spaced 9 ft. or more apart
16,000 lbs. on tandem axles spaced 3.5 ft. to 9 ft. apart
*Only one tandem axle assembly permitted @ 32,000 lbs., no other tandem axle assembly shall exceed 26,000 lbs.
9,000 lbs. on axles separated by less than 3.5 ft.
13,000 lbs. per axle maximum, tri-axles and multi-axles.

Weight determinations are based on axle configuration in the
Michigan Truck Safety Commission publication "Truck Driver's Guidebook

Historic Frost Law season periods

1977 2/24 to ? 2002 1/23 to 3/25 2015 3/10 to 4/6
1978 ? to 5/1 2003 3/3 to 4/7 2016 Not   Used
1979 2/28 to 4/25 2004 2/26 to 3/29 2017 Not to Used
1980 ? to 4/23 2005 2/21 to 4/8 2018 ----- to -----
1981 2/18 to 4/1 2006 Not   Used 2019 ----- to -----
1982 2/24 to 4/22 2007 3/1 to 4/2 2020 ----- to -----
1983 2/21 to ? 2008 2/25 to 4/9 2021 ----- to -----
1984 2/14 to ? 2009 2/9 to 3/30 2022 ----- to -----
1985 2/25 to 3/29 2010 2/26 to 3/24 2023 ----- to -----
1986 ? to 4/3 2011 2/14 to 4/1 2024 ----- to -----
1991 2/5 to ? 2012 2/13 to 3/12 2025 ----- to -----
1995 ? to 4/3 2013 2/25 to 4/8 2026 ----- to -----
1999 ? to 3/22 2014 3/12 to 4/17 2027 ----- to -----

 

2860 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
 
Phone: (269) 925-1196
Fax: (269) 925-8098
 
info@bcroad.org
 
 
 
 
 
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