A semi-truck trailer typically stands between 13 feet 6 inches and 14 feet tall. Although there are highways with lower clearances than the typical height of a commercial motor vehicle, there are no federal laws governing the height of semi-trucks.
Height restrictions for semi-trucks and trailers may be put in place by each state’s Department of Transportation. For instance, the California Department of Transportation mandates that all semi-trucks have a maximum height of 14 feet. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a 13.5 foot maximum height restriction for semi-trucks.
The maximum height for semi-trucks in the United Kingdom is 13.1 feet.
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