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No Axle Type Legal Weight (Kg) 5% Tolerance (Kg Allowable Weight (Kg)
1 Single Steering Axle 8,000 400 8,400
2 Single axle with four wheels fitted with conventional tyes 10,000 500 10,500
3 Single axle with two wheels fitted with Super Single tyres 8,500 425 8,925
4 Double steering axle having two wheels fitted with conventional tyres 12,000 600 12,600
5 Double steering having four wheels fitted with conventional tyres 16,000 800 16,800
6 Tandem axle group having two wheels fitted with Super Single tyres 16,000 800 16,800
7 Tandem axle group having four wheels fitted with conventional tyres 18,000 900 18,900
8 Triple axle group each having two wheels fitted with Super Single tyres 22,500 1,125 23,625
9 Triple axle group having four wheels fitted with conventional tyres 24,000 1,200 25,200

 

We wish to inform the public that all our weighbridge stations operate for 24 hours a day throughout the year. The heavy goods vehicles are therefore encouraged to come to the weighbridge station immediately upon loading to avoid causing congestion at and around the weighbridge stations at particular times thereby inconveniencing other road users.

We urge all the road users particularly the heavy goods vehicles to adhere to the set traffic rules on the national trunk road networks including while approaching the weighbridge stations.

AXLE LOAD CONTROL: Rules and regulations.

It is necessary to know the permitted axle load limits and gross vehicle weights, as a driver, truck owner or loader.

The axle load limits for the various axle/wheel configurations, maximum gross vehicle weight, maximum vehicle dimensions and the minimum fines for excess axle load or gross vehicle weight are set in the Traffic Act (Cap. 403).

LEGAL LIMITS FOR VEHICLES

Permissible Maximum Axle Loads

  Axle Group (with Pneumatic Tyres) Maximum Axle Load (Kg)
A Single Steering Axle (2 wheels –single tyres) 8,000
B Single Axle (4 wheels –dual tyres) 10,000
C Tandem Axle Group (8 wheels- dual tyres) 18,000
D Triple Axle Group (12 wheels-dual tyres) 24,000

 

Maximum Gross Vehicle Weights

 

  Vehicle and Axle Configuration (Pneumatic Tyres) Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight
A Vehicle with 2 axles 18,000
B Vehicle with 3 axles 26,000
C Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 3 axles 28,000
D Vehicle with 4 axles 30,000
E Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 4 axles 36,000
F Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 4 axles 36,000
G Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 5 axles 44,000
H Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 5 axles 44,000
I Vehicle and semi-trailer with total of 6 axles 50,000
J Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 6 axles 52,000
K Vehicle and drawbar trailer with total of 7 axles 56,000

 

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