STAA dimensioned vehicles (truck tractors with 53 foot trailers or truck tractors with twin trailers) are allowed up to three road miles from the North Carolina Truck Network (NCTN) for fuel, repairs, lodging, and destinations (depending on safety restrictions). For terminals and destinations beyond the three road-mile limit, reasonable access may be approved, provided an application is submitted and verified, and the requested route is published, analyzed, and investigated. Reasonable access is terminal and vehicle combination specific, and any approval applies only to the requested vehicle combination and terminal. The State Traffic Engineer is the approving/disapproving authority. However, if no decision is made within 90 days of verification of the application then it is automatically approved. Please contact Celeste Semanick or Daniell Bagley at 919-814-5000 if you have any questions.