Idaho ups truck weight limit to 129,000 pounds

| April 08, 2013

In deciding to permanently adopt a recent pilot program, Idaho is implementing July 1 a law that will allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on some roads.

The bill was signed into law last week by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter after the state concluded during the pilot program that higher truck weights did not impact roads significantly but did help trucking companies lower costs.

In addition to permitting the weight on certain roadways, the governor signed a separate bill that would expand upon the truck weight increases, only after state transportation officers and police departments draft criteria to assess what roads are suitable for the higher weights.


  • martymarsh

    I can see where this is going, you can haul that much if you can stand on your head and twittle your thumbs while singing the star spangle banner.

  • Richard Morrison

    Utah, and Nevada has had that limit for over weight permits for years and not had any problems just more wheels on the ground doesn’t hurt the roads any as long as they were done right in the first place. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.