Federal interest in preserving highways goes back to the enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which authorized the Interstate and Defense Highway System. To preserve our Nation's infrastructure and to keep trucks and buses moving efficiently, states must ensure that commercial motor vehicles comply with federal size and weight standards. FHWA is responsible for certifying state compliance with Federal standards. This presentation will provide information on Federal standards and guidelines, state enforcement activities, state reporting requirements, and contacts. Attend this session to:

  • Learn about the history of size and weight laws
  • Learn about size and weight laws in effect today
  • Learn about roles and responsibilities for size and weight as they relate to other federal and state programs


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    John Berg

    Transportation Specialist
    Federal Highway Administration

    John is a Transportation Specialist for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Office of Freight Management and Operations, in Washington DC. He works exclusively on Truck Size and Weight Policy matters for FHWA. He has been with the FHWA for 31 years.

    Before joining the FHWA Headquarters Office nine years ago, he worked for the FHWA Wisconsin and Wyoming Division offices.

    He is a registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.