Payload Guidelines

Motor Transport:

Canada:

  • 20’ payload to 48,000 lbs / 21,772 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • 40’ payload to 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • 40’ Reefer payload weight to 51,000 lbs / 23,133 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • Spring Thaw Restricted Areas (March – May) 20’ payload to 47,000 lbs / 21,319 kgs,, 40’ payload to 42,000 lbs /19,501 kgs, Reefer payload to 38,000 lbs / 17,236 kgs. Please check with [email protected] for details.

United States:

  • 20’ payload to 38,000 lbs / 17,236 kgs. Add $250.00 triaxle surcharge for payload up to 44,000 lbs/19,958 kgs –based on availability. Please check with [email protected] for triaxle availability and inland rating inquiries.
  • 40’ payload to 44,000 lbs / 19,958 kgs. Overweight permits available to increase 40’ payload to 48,000 lbs /21,772 kgs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Virginia. Please check with [email protected] to confirm permit surcharges and restrictions.
  • 40’ Reefer payload weight to 41,000 lbs / 18,597 kgs.
  • Tandem axle weights cannot exceed 34,000 lbs / 15,422 kgs .

Heavy Weight Container Transport Option via Port of New York:

Most U.S. states have very strict payload weight limitations: 38,000 lbs. per 20′, 44,000 lbs. per 40′ and 41,000 lbs. per reefer. For pickup and delivery of heavy cargo moving via the Port of New York, ACL can significantly increase those weight limitations.

ACL has teamed up with an experienced New Jersey-based motor carrier that specializes in heavy weight loads:

  • Professional drivers experienced with heavy cargo
  • A fleet of quad-axle tractors
  • Two types of triaxle chassis: 20’/40′ combo triaxle chassis and 40′ super single triaxle chassis
  • Special permits for New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware that allow the maximum gross weight of cargo-container-chassis-tractor to be increased from 80,000 lbs. to 90,000 lbs.
  • Heavy New England deliveries are made using triaxles and qual-axle tractors.

Maximum Cargo Payloads on ACL Inland Moves via New York

KilogramsPounds
20′ Containers40′ Containers40′ Reefers20′ Containers40′ Containers40′ Reefers
New Jersey25,00025,00023,64055,11555,11552,117
New York25,00025,00023,64055,11555,11552,117
Pennsylvania25,00025,00023,64055,11555,11552,117
Delaware25,00025,00023,64055,11555,11552,117
Massachusetts21,30021,30019,94046,95846,95843,960
Connecticut21,30021,30019,94046,95846,95843,960
Rhode Island21,30021,30019,94046,95846,95843,960

Rail Transport:

Canada:

  • 20’ payload weight to 47,899 lbs / 21,727 kgs. Add $500.00 CAD (CA origin/destination) or $500.00 USD (USA origin/destination) for payload weight from 47,900 lbs / 21,728 kgs to maximum payload weight of 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs.
  • 40’ payload weight to 59,999 lbs / 27,215 kgs. . Add $425.00 CAD (CA origin/destination) or $425.00 USD (USA origin/destination) for payload weight from 60,000 lbs / 27,216 kgs to maximum payload weight of 65,000 lbs / 29,483 kgs.

United States:

  • 20’ payload weight to 47,000 lbs / 21,319 kgs.
  • 20″ Tanks to maximum gross weight of 52900 lbs / 23995 kgs.
  • 40’ payload weight to 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs.

Rev. 3/20/23