What are STAA Trucks?
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 allows large trucks, referred to as STAA trucks, to operate on routes that are part of the National Network.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.
For more detailed information:
- Caltrans Office of Commercial Vehicle Operations, Legal Truck Access Branch
- Truck Lengths & Routes -- Quick Guide
- FHWA standards for STAA trucks
- Code of Federal Regulations Title 23 Part 658