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Commercial Vehicles

New 10 Ton bridge weight limit posted on Glendora Road, west of Cleveland Avenue

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
 
 
 
 
 
Closed: New Year's day, Good Friday, Memorial day, Fourth of July, Labor day, Thanksgiving (2 days), Christmas Eve (1/2 day), Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (1/2 day)
 
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