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Fines for oversize violations in Maryland.

  • Truck size and weight enforcement operations are conducted by the Maryland State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP/CVED), and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit (MDTAP/CVSU), at Truck Weigh and Inspection Stations (TWIS) throughout Maryland.

  • MDTAP/CVSU primarily conducts operations on toll facilities, while both departments utilize roving patrols equipped with portable scales for size and weight enforcement operations.

  • Vehicles found to exceed any allowable weight limit by 5,000 pounds or more cannot be moved until the excess weight is unloaded, unless specified otherwise in “The Maryland TA, Title 24, § 111.1.”

  • It is prohibited for any person to drive on any publicly maintained highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight exceeding either the maximum registered weight limit under § 24-110 of this subtitle or any other weight limit established under the Maryland Vehicle Law.

  • Violation of this section, regulations established to implement it, or the terms and conditions of an exceptional hauling permit issued under subsection (b) of this section will result in:

    • The invalidation of the authority granted under the exceptional hauling permit.

    • Subjecting the vehicle to all weight requirements and tolerances specified in this article.

    • For violations exceeding 5,000 pounds, immediate confiscation of the exceptional hauling permit by authorized officers or civilian employees.

  • Violation of vehicle laws constitutes a misdemeanor.


More than 1,000 lbs

1,001 > 5,000 lbs

5,001 > 10,000 lbs

10,001 > 20,000 lbs

20,001 and over


1 cent a pound for each pound over the limit

5 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

12 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

20 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

40 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

Escort vehicle requirements can vary widely from state to state, encompassing mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, mandatory signage, flags, lighting specifications, essential onboard equipment, and other factors. The SafeGuard team is well-equipped to furnish you with comprehensive information on any additional requirements specific to your designated route.


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State Highway Hauling Permit Section
7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, Maryland, 21076
PHONE: 1-800-846-6435 or 1-800-543-4564
After Hours Hauling Permit Unit:
Statewide Operations Center
PHONE: (410) 582-5650 or 1-800-543-2515

Hours of Business

Hours of business: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Closed for lunch from noon until 1PM (Eastern time)

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