Idaho ups truck weight limit to 129,000 pounds

Updated Apr 9, 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.