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Vehicle weights



Maximum authorised vehicle weights

Vehicles with 2 axles
Motor vehicle 18 tonnes
Trailer 18 tonnes
Vehicles with 3 axles
Motor vehicle
  • 25 tonnes or
  • 26 tonnes, where the driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and air suspension or suspension recognised as being equivalent within the Community or where each driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and the maximum weight of each axle does not exceed 9.5 tonnes.
Trailer 24 tonnes
Vehicles with 4 axles
Motor vehicle with two steering axles 32 tonnes, where the driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and air sus-pension or suspension recognised as being equivalent within the Community or where each driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and the maximum weight of each axle does not exceed 9.5 tonnes.
Truck with semi-trailer
  • 36 tonnes if the distance between the axles of the semi-trailer is 1.3 or greater but not more than 1.8 metres
  • 36 tonnes if the distance between the axles of the semi-trailer is greater than 1.8 metres or
  • 38 tonnes if the distance between the axles of the semi-trailer is greater than 1.8 metres and the maxi- mum authorised weight of the motor vehicle (18 tonnes) and the maximum authorised weight of the tandem axle of the semi-trailer (20 tonnes) are re-spected and the driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and air suspension or suspension recognised as be-ing equivalent within the Community.
Truck with ordinary trailer 36 tonnes
Vehicles with 5 or more axles
Truck with ordinary trailer 40 tonnes
Truck with semi-trailer
  • 40 tonnes or
  • 44 tonnes, for a three-axle motor vehicle with two or three-axle semi-trailer carrying a 40-foot ISO container as a combined transport operation.
Additional requirements
  1. The weight borne by the driving axle or driving axles of a vehicle or vehicle combination must not be less than 25 % of the total laden weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination, when used in international traffic.
  2. The maximum authorised weight (in tonnes) of a four- axle motor vehicle may not exceed five times the distance (in metres) between the axes of the foremost and rearmost axles of the vehicle.


source: transportxxl.eu

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