|Access permission for heavy goods vehicle; in most countries goods vehicles with a maximum allowed mass over 3.5 tonnes|
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|Status: de facto|
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Legal access restriction for.
See access=* for values.
Use maxspeed:hgv=* to tag a speed limit that only applies to heavy good vehicles.
Around the world
In most countries, heavy goods vehicles are goods vehicles (goods=*) with a maximum allowed weight above 3.5 tonnes.
The maximum allowed weight, also known as theor gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle at full load, as specified by the manufacturer. Note that not all countries (explicitly) differentiate between light and heavy goods vehicles. Also, a few countries do not follow the UNECE resolution on vehicle classes (see ) and establish a different weight than 3.5 tonnes:
- Australia: 4.5 tonnes
- United states and Puerto Rico: 10,001 pounds (=4.536 tonnes)
- Bolivia: a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes
- Road transport (Road Rules), Notes (2017)
- Laws of Puerto Rico Annotated, Title 9: Highways and Traffic, Chapter 27: Vehicle and Traffic Law, Subchapter I. Definitions; Registry of Motor Vehicles, Trailers or Semi-Trailers, and Authorization to Operate on Public Roads, ยง 5001. Definitions (19) Heavy Truck (retrieved 2018-09-26)
- Bolivia: Reglamento del Código del Tránsito, 8 de junio de 1978, Capítulo III. De los vehículos, Artículo 12°, Artículo 17°