Weight Class Stickers No Longer Required for Drivers in Pennsylvania

PennDot Weight Class StickersThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced the elimination of weight class stickers. The new policy, which went into effect on January 29, 2022, was implemented in an effort to modernize weighing procedures and make the process more convenient for drivers.

Although the decision to eliminate weight class stickers was finalized at the beginning of 2022, the intent was established back in May of 2020 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. This policy decision will affect more than one million vehicle owners, in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors.

In the past, trucks, and vehicles that weighed over 5000 pounds were required to place the stickers on the inside of their windshields. PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian voiced her support for the new policy. She stated that the old approach was both antiquated and unreliable. She added that the best way to determine the weight is to refer to the vehicle’s registration card.

Because the registration card features the proper weight classification, drivers can easily access and produce the information if they are ever pulled over by law enforcement. Along with the physical card, law enforcement can also access the current record in order to verify that the information on the registration card is correct.

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) President and CEO, Rebecca Oyler, said the change is beneficial for the trucking industry and PennDOT. She believes the new policy saves money and diminishes unnecessary red tape.

As a result of the new decision, all related paperwork and publications will be amended to remove any reference to the weight class sticker. Drivers can find the updated forms by visiting www.dmv.pa.gov. If you would like to find out more information about the new weight sticker policy, you can do so by visiting the Elimination of Truck Weight Class Stickers page on the PennDOT website.

by admin on April 28, 2022