Axle Load Control: Rules & Regulations

It is necessary to know the permitted axle load limits and gross vehicle weights, as a driver, truck owner or loader. The axle load limits for the various axle/wheel configurations, maximum gross vehicle weight, maximum vehicle dimensions and the minimum fines for excess axle load or gross vehicle weight are set in the Traffic Act (Cap. 403).

Legal Limits for Vehicles

Permissible Maximum Axle Loads

Axle Group (with Pneumatic Tyres)

Maximum Axle Load (Kg)

A

Single Steering Axle (2 wheels fitted with single tyres)

8,000

B

Single Axle (4 wheels fitted with dual tyres)

10,000

C

Tandem Axle Group (8 wheels- dual tyres)

18,000

D

Triple Axle Group (12 wheels-dual tyres)

24,000

Maximum Gross Vehicle Weights

 

Vehicle and Axle Configuration(Pneumatic Tyres)

Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (Kg)

A

Vehicle with 2 axles

18,000

B

Vehicle with 3 axles

26,000

C

Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 3 axles

28,000

D

Vehicle with 4 axles

30,000

E

Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 4 axles

36,000

F

Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 4 axles

36,000

G

Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 5 axles

44,000

H

Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 5 axles

44,000

I

Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 6 axles

50,000

J

Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 6 axles

52,000

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