Q. Do I have to stop at a weigh station?


  • Contact your state Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • States determine what vehicles must stop at weigh stations. Some states require all commercial motor vehicles to stop, while others require only those above a certain weight to stop. States must certify that they are enforcing their weight limits to receive Federal funds.

Rental Trucks

  • Rental trucks are considered commercial vehicles and are required to stop at weigh stations

  • Most weigh stations have a dedicated lane for smaller moving trucks

  • Guidance on weigh stations is provided on the U-haul website

Federal Regulation

  • 23 CFR 657.15: Mandate to states to report vehicle size and weight

Questions? Contact the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Phone: (202) 366-4000

  • Mail:

Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20590


  • Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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