|Access permission for heavy goods vehicle; in most countries goods vehicles with a permissible maximum mass over 3.5 tonnes|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 2|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Legal access restriction for.
Use maxspeed:hgv=* to tag a speed limit that only applies to heavy good vehicles.
- Main article: Key:access § List of possible values
- hgv=local (unclear and undocumented meaning, maybe duplicate of hgv=destination)
- All used values on Taginfo
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, many countries do not follow the UNECE resolution on vehicle classes (see ) and establish a different weight than 3.5 (metric) tonnes:
- Australia: 4.5 tonnes
- Bolivia: a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes
- Japan: maximum allowed weight ≥8 tonnes or load capacity ≥5 tonnes; for regulating smaller trucks, additional signs based on load capacity are used (see below).
In the United States, including Puerto Rico, hgv=designated and hgv=no tags should be consistent with local regulations that refer to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as expressed by signs that include the word "Trucks" or a icon:
Some data consumers may need to interpret hgv=* based on the physical characteristics of the user's vehicle. Under federal law, a medium- or heavy-duty truck is defined as one that weighs at least 10,001 pounds (4,536 kg) GVWR and has at least six tires.
No entry for drivers of motor vehicles and combination vehicles designed and constructed for the transport of goods above a specific weight. The maximum mass is indicated by a sign underneath.
|In Japan, truck signs only regulate much larger trucks (see above); additional signs with a kanji character "積", which means load, are very common for regulating smaller trucks.
Note that the mass indicated is the load capacity registered for the vehicle, and not the current load, the total weight, nor the maximum allowed weight.
|If used in 1 line:
lanes=3 lanes:forward=2 lanes:backward=1 hgv:lanes:forward=no|yes
if split in 2 lines, use the following tags in right line:
- maxweightrating=* - A key for the permissible maximum mass, and in particular maxweightrating:hgv=* for a subclass of hgv distinguished by permissible maximum mass.
- hgv_articulated=* - Articulated lorry/semitrailer.
- hgv:national_network=* – Clarifies weight and size restrictions on trucks that use a road in the United States
- Road transport (Road Rules), Notes (2017)
- Bolivia: Reglamento del Código del Tránsito, 8 de junio de 1978, Capítulo III. De los vehículos, Artículo 12°, Artículo 17°
- “Field Operations Guide for Safety/Service Patrols”. Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations. October 19, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
- 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)