|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 â€“single tyres)||8,000|
|B||Single Axle (4 wheels â€“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|