Reform of Dimensional and Weight Standards in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, February 18, 2022
Reform of Dimensional and Weight Standards in Ukraine

According to the Ministry of infrastructure, EU standards are being introduced in the process of liberalizing the transportation of large and heavy cargo

On February 18, the government of Ukraine introduces European investing-in-ukraine/service-for-investors/logistics-providers/" rel="dofollow">logistics standards and determines the critical axle loads of the vehicles depending on their number and the distance between them.

In accordance with the regulation, the maximum weight for a car with two axles is 18 tons, and for a truck with 4 axles — 32.

The law also covers the maximum weight of tractors with semi-trailers:

  • Tractor with 2 axles + trailer with 2 axles — 36 tons;
  • Tractor with 3 axles + trailer with 3 axles — 40 tons;
  • Container ship — 44 tons.

Recall that from October 1, 2021, a law has been in force in Ukraine that controls the implementation of weight and size standards in Ukraine. In particular, the weigh-in-motion (WIM) system is already successfully operating. The first WIM sites were introduced by the state transport service of Ukraine Ukravtodor in 2019,

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