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Trucks lighter than 40 tons may use freeways any time

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> I recently was on the H-3 Freeway, Kaneohe-bound, at 4:49 p.m., and in the right lane a huge truck was going 35 mph in a 60 mph zone. Aren't large trucks weighing more than a ton prohibited from using the Pali, Likelike and other major highways/freeways during heavy traffic hours? This truck caused traffic to slow down, with cars dangerously cutting into the left lane to bypass it. Also, what happened to those random weighing stations to weigh trucks that use our freeways? I used to see them along the H-1.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Regular tractor-trailers that exceed 40 tons (80,000 pounds) in Gross</p>
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Question: I recently was on the H-3 Freeway, Kaneohe-bound, at 4:49 p.m., and in the right lane a huge truck was going 35 mph in a 60 mph zone. Aren't large trucks weighing more than a ton prohibited from using the Pali, Likelike and other major highways/freeways during heavy traffic hours? This truck caused traffic to slow down, with cars dangerously cutting into the left lane to bypass it. Also, what happened to those random weighing stations to weigh trucks that use our freeways? I used to see them along the H-1.

Answer: Regular tractor-trailers that exceed 40 tons (80,000 pounds) in Gross Login for more...



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