CVSA adopts new Size & Weight Policy position

- The Executive Committee of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has agree to the following Size & Weight Policy position, which had been under development since last spring: No changes to current commercial motor vehicle size or weight limits should be made without first giving consideration to several factors, where applicable:
  • Whether subject vehicles are actually designed and manufactured to accommodate the additional weights they will carry
  • Whether the subject vehicles are being properly maintained, with particular attention paid to the wear and tear of the vehicles’ mechanical and load bearing components
  • Whether any new vehicle configuration meets safety performance requirements for the roadways on which it is designed to travel, with consideration given to the possible impact to infrastructure and roadway design
  • Whether a minimum set of performance requirements should be established for subject vehicles

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