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 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
23 CFR 657.15: Mandate to states to report vehicle size and weight
Questions? Contact the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Phone: (202) 366-4000
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
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