V C Section 35551 Computation of Allowable Gross Weight

Computation of Allowable Gross Weight

35551.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section or Section 35551.5, the total gross weight in pounds imposed on the highway by any group of two or more consecutive axles shall not exceed that given for the respective distance in the following:

Distance in feet between the extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles

[This table shows the maximum total gross weight in pounds imposed on the highway by any group of two or more consecutive axles for the distance in feet between the extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles.]*
[Distance in feet] * 2 axles 3 axles 4 axles 5 axles 6 axles
434,000 34,00034,000 34,00034,000
534,000 34,00034,000 34,00034,000
634,000 34,00034,000 34,00034,000
734,000 34,00034,000 34,00034,000
834,000 34,00034,000 34,00034,000
939,000 42,50042,500 42,50042,500
1040,000 43,50043,500 43,50043,500
1140,000 44,00044,000 44,00044,000
1240,000 45,00050,000 50,00050,000
1340,000 45,50050,500 50,50050,500
1440,000 46,50051,500 51,50051,500
1540,000 47,00052,000 52,00052,000
1640,000 48,00052,500 52,50052,500
1740,000 48,50053,500 53,50053,500
1840,000 49,50054,000 54,00054,000
1940,000 50,00054,500 54,50054,500
2040,000 51,00055,500 55,50055,500
2140,000 51,50056,000 56,00056,000
2240,000 52,50056,500 56,50056,500
2340,000 53,00057,500 57,50057,500
2440,000 54,00058,000 58,00058,000
2540,000 54,50058,500 58,50058,500
2640,000 55,50059,500 59,50059,500
2740,000 56,00060,000 60,00060,000
2840,000 57,00060,500 60,50060,500
2940,000 57,50061,500 61,50061,500
3040,000 58,50062,000 62,00062,000
3140,000 59,00062,500 62,50062,500
3240,000 60,00063,500 63,50063,500
3340,000 60,00064,000 64,00064,000
3440,000 60,00064,500 64,50064,500
3540,000 60,00065,500 65,50065,500
3640,000 60,00066,000 66,00066,000
3740,000 60,00066,500 66,50066,500
3840,000 60,00067,500 67,50067,500
3940,000 60,00068,000 68,00068,000
4040,000 60,00068,500 70,00070,000
4140,000 60,00069,500 72,00072,000
4240,000 60,00070,000 73,28073,280
4340,000 60,00070,500 73,28073,280
4440,000 60,00071,500 73,28073,280
4540,000 60,00072,000 76,00080,000
4640,000 60,00072,500 76,50080,000
4740,000 60,00073,500 77,50080,000
4840,000 60,00074,000 78,00080,000
4940,000 60,00074,500 78,50080,000
5040,000 60,00075,500 79,00080,000
5140,000 60,00076,000 80,00080,000
5240,000 60,00076,500 80,00080,000
5340,000 60,00077,500 80,00080,000
5440,000 60,00078,000 80,00080,000
5540,000 60,00078,500 80,00080,000
5640,000 60,00079,500 80,00080,000
5740,000 60,00080,000 80,00080,000
5840,000 60,00080,00080,000 80,000
5940,000 60,00080,00080,000 80,000
6040,000 60,00080,00080,000 80,000

(b) In addition to the weights specified in subdivision (a), two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross weight of 34,000 pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more. The gross weight of each set of tandem axles shall not exceed 34,000 pounds and the gross weight of the two consecutive sets of tandem axles shall not exceed 68,000 pounds.

(c) The distance between axles shall be measured to the nearest whole foot. When a fraction is exactly six inches, the next larger whole foot shall be used.

(d) Nothing contained in this section shall affect the right to prohibit the use of any highway or any bridge or other structure thereon in the manner and to the extent specified in Article 4 (commencing with Section 35700) and Article 5 (commencing with Section 35750) of this chapter.

(e) The gross weight limits expressed by this section and Section 35550 shall include all enforcement tolerances.

*The bracketed information has been added editorially to meet accessibility requirements and is not part of statute.

Amended Ch. 827, Stats. 1982. Effective January 1, 1983.