• Designation (53-Foot Trailers an​d Twin Trailers)

    Routes not currently on the North Carolina Truck Network (NCTN) may be added to the network for use by one or more STAA dimensioned vehicles (truck tractors with 5​3 foot trailers or truck tractors with twin trailers) without the need for reasonable access. Routes may be designated through a process that allows​ for a safety analysis and investigation of the requested route, opportunity for public input, a review by appropriate county and municipal governments, and consultation with the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. Designation is vehicle combination specific, and any approval applies only to the requested vehicle combination. The Board of Transportation is the approving/disapproving authority. Please contact Lisa Avery at 919-773-2893 if you have any questions.

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  • Reasonable Access (53-Foot Trailers and Twin Trailers)

    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 Lisa Avery at 919-773-2893 if you have any questions.

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