AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions
AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions 4th edition Provides information for states and for commercial carriers that can be used in connection with vehicle size and weight issues and permit practices directed towards improving safety, managing highway and bridge infrastructure, and streamlining regulatory processes.
AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Contains definitions of commonly-used terms, descriptions of vehicles in regular operation, dimension and weight limits, and an overview of the permitting process for overweight, oversize vehicles. The Guide also provides an explanation of the rules and processes related to the movement of military vehicles.
Foreword AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has a unique leadership role in developing transportation policy, direction, and information for member states and the nation. In the area of vehicle weights and dimensions, AASHTO has articulated policy and recommendations since 1932.
This AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions represents part of AASHTO’s continuing efforts to provide leadership and guidance in the vital areas of vehicle weights and dimensions. In developing this updated Guide, the Subcommittee on Highway Transport considered advice, information, and input from all States, other AASHTO committees and members, FHWA, commercial carriers, and their representative groups, the Department of Defense, and other interested parties. It replaces the previous Guide published in 1991.
The primary purposes of this AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions are to:
● Provide a baseline of common terminology.
● Promote common permitting practices for overdimension/overweight operations.
● Promote improved transportation safety.
● Promote efficiency and productivity for government and industry.
● Provide necessary protection of the public infrastructure investment.
● Promote uniformity in regulation and process wherever possible while providing informa-
tion and guidance to States, the military, and the private sector.
● Formalize operational procedures with the Department of Defense.
This AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is focused on providing information and guidance for States as they manage their transportation systems and for commercial carriers and others as they utilize highway transport to meet the needs of shippers and the economy. It is recognized that a continued Federal role is necessary to provide a national view, facilitate interstate commerce, and work with States and interested parties to balance the often competing needs of shippers and carriers and other highway users, while protecting the vast public infrastructure investment and promoting improved safety.
Item Code : GSW-4
ISBN Number : 1-56051-296-2
Item Pages : 36 Pages
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