Hauling Impacts and the Law
Secondary Roads: To protect secondary roadways from vehicle damage, PennDOT is posting weight limits on state roads where hauling is likely to occur. These procedures are intended to
benefit hauling industries (ie: logging, coal, natural gas) by providing defined rules and regulations. Companies whose vehicles exceed the weight limit must sign an excess maintenance
agreement and put up a bond to use the road, which means they are responsible for the needed excess maintenance repairs.
Main Roads & Highways: Posting and Bonding is not
typically applied to main traffic routes that are experiencing increased vehicle traffic. Repairs are being completed on an "as needed" basis and additional cost recovery
strategies will be explored.
Law, Regulations and Policy
Law—PA 75 C.S. § 4902(a), Restrictions based on condition of highway or bridge
Regulation—67 Pa Code § 189 Hauling in Excess of Posted Weight Limit.
If a member of the public or another hauler suspects that someone is hauling illegally on a posted road, please call the Pennsylvania State Police or the local law enforcement