What is STAA?

The 1982 Federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) allows large trucks, referred to as STAA trucks, to operate on routes that are part of the National Network.STAA Trucks

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides standards for STAA trucks based on the Code of Federal Regulations Title 23 Part 658. These standards designate the minimum truck sizes that all states must allow on the National Network.

The National Network includes the Interstate System and other designated highways which were a part of the Federal-Aid Primary System on June 1, 1991. These other designated highways are listed in Title 23 Part 658, appendix A, however, states are encouraged to allow access for STAA trucks on all highways.

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