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Commercial Vehicles

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s mission is to ensure efficient and safe mobility of commercial vehicles traveling in the District of Columbia while mitigating community impacts and preserving transportation infrastructure. Commercial vehicles are essential to the District of Columbia, providing goods and services to thousands of District residents and businesses every day.

Our distinct urban environment and mix of land uses inform the District’s regulatory framework for trucks and commercial vehicles. The information provided here is for educational purposes only; please refer to the official District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) for the most current rules and regulations governing trucks and commercial vehicles.

Commercial Vehicle Definition

A Commercial Vehicle is any four-wheeled vehicle that is longer than twenty-two (22) feet; or used for transporting commercial loads or property; or described as a commercial vehicle on its certificate of title; or has an irremovable commercial advertisement or insignia.

Commercial Vehicle Routes & Restrictions

Truck and Bus Routes & Restrictions Map
The District of Columbia designated citywide truck and bus routes, which should be used as long as possible until reaching their final destination, for truck and buses to possible until reaching their final destinations. These maps also identify roads where trucks and buses are restricted either entirely or to local deliveries only.

DDOT’s interactive map of DC Truck and Bus Routes
DDOT’s PDF map of DC Truck and Bus Routes


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