Truck Weigh & Inspection Stations (TWIS)

Inspection of Transformer


Contact

Email - MdMotorCarrier@mdot.maryland.gov

Phone- 1-800-543-4564

Truck Weigh & Inspection Operations

The Motor Carrier pision (MCD), in cooperation with the Maryland State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement pision (CVED), the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MdTAP) Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit (CVSU) and allied law enforcement agencies certified to enforce motor carrier law is responsible for the safe movement of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) along Maryland highways. The MSP and MdTAP operate 13 TWIS with permanent scales and four additional stations that utilize portable scales to check CMV's for compliance with State and federal safety, as well as size and weight requirements. Seven sites utilize weigh-in-motion (WIM) devices to pre-screen for weight violations. Additional electronic screening for CMV credentialing (e.g. fuel tax and safety rating) is being deployed for increased efficiency and effectiveness in maintaining CMV safety.

For further information on the Truck Weigh and Inspection Program, call the Motor Carrier pision, 7491 Connelley Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076, Telephone 410-582-5734.

For further information on the TWIS operated by the MSP, call the CVED at 410-694-6100. For stations operated by the MdTAP, call the CVSU 410-537-1126.

Gross Weight of Vehicles

Based upon Maryland statistical data, 1.8 million trucks and commercial vehicles are weighed, and 95,000 vehicles are inspected each year. Overweight vehicles, in addition to being a potential safety hazard to highway traffic, strain existing pavement and the design life expectancy of roads and bridges. To minimize damage by excessively heavy vehicles, Maryland adopted the federal bridge formula and table, commonly known as the “Bridge Table,” which is detailed on page 102 in the Maryland Motor Carrier Handbook (PDF, 946Kb). Maryland utilizes platform scales and WIM equipment at its TWIS, and portable scales at pull-off locations and other sites.

Width of Vehicles

The maximum allowable vehicle width in Maryland is 102 inches, except when prohibited by posted signs. The width of a vehicle includes any load that it carries, exclusive of safety and energy conservation devices, such as side mirrors, turn signal lamps, marker lamps, steps and handholds for entry and egress. For a detailed description of the Maryland vehicle width law, refer to Title 24, Subsection 102 of the Maryland Vehicle Law (locate these descriptions at the website of the Maryland General Assembly.

Height of Vehicles and Loads

The vehicle and load height limit in Maryland is 13’ 6”. To obtain hauling permits for overwidth, overheight, or overweight vehicles, contact the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Motor Carrier pision, Hauling Permits Section at 410-582-5727 or toll-free (within Maryland only) 1-800-846-6435.

Length of Vehicles and Loads

The length of a vehicle includes its front and rear bumpers and any part of its load that extends beyond the vehicle, but is exclusive of non-load bearing safety and energy conservation devices, such as marker lamps, steps and handhold for entry and egress, front-mounted refrigeration units, and front-mounted air compressors. Refer to the Maryland Vehicle Law Title 24, subsection 104.1 for a list of the different vehicle length limits in Maryland.

Permits for Vehicles Exceeding Allowable Width, Height, or Weight

To obtain hauling permits for overwidth, overheight, or overweight vehicles, contact MDOT SHA, Motor Carrier pision, Hauling Permits Section at 410-582-5717 or 1-800-846-6435.

Weigh/Inspection Contact Information

TRUCK WEIGH & INSPECTION STATIONS
Parking Permitted when Station is Closed

Location Spaces
Cecilton

25

Conowingo - US 1 S/B

7

Finzel - I-68 E/B

12

Hyattstown - I 270 N/B & S/B

NB 12, SB 12

New Market - I 70 E/B

15

Perryville - I 95 N/B & S/B

NB 59, SB 52

Vienna - US 50 EB

12

West Friendship - I 70 W/B

18


PRIVATE TRUCK STOPS
Open - 24 Hours

Location Spaces Phone
Keyser’s Ridge - US 40 ALT /MD 219

17

301-746-8710

Hancock Truck Stop - I-70 (Exit 3)

88

301-678-7111

AC&T Fuel Center - I-81 - (Exit 6 West)

140

301-582-2702

Travel Centers of America - I-95/MD 175 (Exit 41)

400

410-799-3835

Flying "J" Patriot Farms - (Exit 100)

223

410-287-7110

Baltimore Travel Plaza - I-95/O’Donnell St. (Exit 57)

250

410-633-4611

Fuel City ( I-68 @ exit 22)

60

301-895-3233

T/A - I - 95/MD 279 (Exit 109)

160

410-398-7000

Petro Center - I - 95/MD 279 (Exit 109A)

218

410-392-3060

Trailway Truck Stop - US 301/MD 304

100

410-758-2444

Pilot Travel Center (Exit 93)

63 

410-642-2883

New Transit Truck Stop - I-97 (Exit 10)

50

410-987-1444

Pilot Travel Center (I-81 exit 5B)

84

301-582-6111

Pilot Travel Center (I-70 @ MD 63)

83

301-582-9004

Pilot Travel Center (US 219 Exit 22off I-68)

45

301-895-4536

Easton Truck Stop (US 50)

7

410-763-8090


PUBLIC REST AREAS
Open - 24 Hours

Location Spaces Phone
Youghiogheny - I-68/MD 42 (Exit 4)

12

301-746-5979

I-70 East, (between Exits 35 & 42) (Closed for reconstruction until Spring 2010)

20

301-293-2526

I-70 West, (between Exits 42 & 35) (Closed)
for reconstruction until Spring 2010)

20

301-293-4161

US 15 SB (near Pennsylvania Line)

15

301-447-2553

I-95 South, (between Exits 38 & 35) Laurel

19

301-490-2444

I-95 North, (between Exits 35 & 38) Laurel

21

301-490-1333

Maryland House - I-95, (between Exits 80 & 85)

30

410-272-1119

Chesapeake House - I-95, (between Exits 93 & 100)

47

410-287-2313

US 13 North, (near Virginia line)

10

410-957-2484

Bay Country Welcome CTR - US 301 (mile marker 97)

15

410-758-6803


Surrounding States

Virginia
Virginia State Police
Truck Weigh Station
491 Southlake Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23236
804-378-3489

New Jersey
New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
609-882-2000, ext. 2237

Delaware
Delaware State Police
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903
302-378-5230

Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier pision
400 North Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-7445

West Virginia
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 812
Charleston, WV 25323
304-340-0453 (safety)
304-558-2881 (weight)