Public Weighbridge Finder UK

Public Weighbridge Finder UK

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A Map of UK Public Weighbridges and Guidance

The interactive map has been produced to find your nearest weighbridge if you need to weigh your van, lorry, trailer, tractor or other vehicle.


The Interactive map below also has other layers:

  • Low Bridges: There are some bridges in UK which road users should exercise extreme caution when using. The interactive map below, shows the location of the low bridges in UK, that require road users to be extremely cautious when travelling under them.

  • Truck Stops: The map below also shows many of UK's truck stops. Many have facility information to help you on your journey.

  • Weighbridges: The map shows public weighbridges for drivers convenience. This layer is under construction, we are slowly working our way up the country.

  • Logistics Companies: The map gives the locations of Transport Providers and Dispatchers all over the UK. This layer will keep growing.


If you would like to add yourself to our map here, and in our Directory, or if you have any edits for the map, please contact us Here.


Select the tab in the top left corner of the map to open and close layers

Find a weighbridge


Find your nearest weighbridge in our interactive map if you need to weigh your van, lorry, trailer, tractor or other vehicle.

Most weighbridges are operated by private businesses.


You should contact the weighbridge operator before going to check:

  • how much it costs to use
  • how to get there
  • their operating hours


You should also tell the operator if you have a very large vehicle, to make sure it will fit on the weighbridge.

Vehicle weights explained


Vehicle categories on driving licences can depend on the weight of the vehicle - the different terms you might see are explained below.


Unladen weight


The unladen weight of any vehicle is the weight of the vehicle when it’s not carrying any passengers, goods or other items.

It includes the body and all parts normally used with the vehicle or trailer when it’s used on a road.


It doesn’t include the weight of:

  • fuel
  • batteries in an electric vehicle - unless it’s a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair


Maximum authorised mass


Maximum authorised mass (MAM) means the weight of a vehicle or trailer including the maximum load that can be carried safely when it’s being used on the road.

This is also known as gross vehicle weight (GVW) or permissible maximum weight.

It will be listed in the owner’s manual and is normally shown on a plate or sticker fitted to the vehicle.

The plate or sticker may also show a gross train weight (GTW), also sometimes called gross combination weight (GCW). This is the total weight of the tractor unit plus trailer plus load.




If a vehicle is unlikely to be used at its potential maximum weight, it may be ‘down-plated’. This means that a lower weight is shown on the plate or sticker attached to the vehicle.


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