Wintertime 10 Percent Weight Exemption Permit: Valid between December 1 - March 7. This permit allows a vehicle 10% more weight when hauling a divisible load, not to exceed a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 105,500 pounds. (If spring load restrictions become effective prior to March 7, the 10% weight exemption permit is cancelled.) The fee is $50 per 30 day period.
Carriers purchasing a wintertime weight exemption permit and hauling a divisible load are authorized to haul 10% more weight. The permit is valid for 10% over legal axle weights an/or 10% over legal exterior bridge distance (measurement between extreme axle centers), whichever is more restrictive. The GVW MAY NOT exceed 105,500 pounds. The vehicle must be registered for its maximum legal gross vehicle weight. A 10% weight exemption permit cannot be used in conjunction with the equipment approval certificate.
Travel is not allowed on the interstate system, county, township, or city streets. When traveling on state highways posted for 80,000 pounds GVW, the GVW cannot exceed 88,000 pounds. On all other state highways the GVW CANNOT exceed 105,500 pounds GVW. (Gross Vehicle Weight Limitations Map)
No travel is allowed over the following bridge structures:
The 10% weight exemption window sticker must be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield or the permit is invalid. The permit must also be carried in the vehicle to be valid.
AXLE/GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Vehicle combinations of six or more axles also qualify for the 10% additional weight as determined by the ND Weight Limitations Chart (pdf).