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Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor

The City of Tacoma has an established Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor in the Port of Tacoma.


A special permit is available to accommodate vehicles in excess of the legal weight limits moving between Transload Facilities and Marine Terminals.

  • Freight must be in a sealed ocean-going container 
  • Vehicle must be in route between a transload facility and a marine terminal
  • Travel only on established routes 
  • Minimum axle spacing of 36 feet between consecutive sets of tandem axles
  • Maximum gross weight of 98,000 pounds
  • 43,000 pound maximum on tandem drive axles
  • 40,000 pound maximum on tandem trailer axles
  • Cost of annual permit: $3,000.00
  • A State permit is required for S.R. 509
Washington State Heavy Haul Info 
Tacoma Municipal Code 11.55 Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor 
Tacoma Permits
Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor Map

Contact Information

The City of Tacoma
Commercial Vehicle Division
(253) 591-5479