City-wide Truck Routes and Truck Parking Areas

Truck Route Sign

Trucks and commercial vehicles are essential to the region, providing goods and services to the residents and businesses every day. The City diverse mixture of land uses, urban environment and vast transportation infrastructure requires a distinct set of rules and regulations to govern the operation of trucks and commercial vehicles on city streets. In order for this system to function efficiently, it is important that drivers observe these rules and regulations. The City of Carson Truck Routes and Parking Zones Map is available to help truck and commercial vehicle operators.

The parking of any commercial vehicle with a gross weight of over six thousand (6,000) pounds, length of over twenty-five (25) feet, or width of over ninety-six (96) inches (total outside width of vehicle or load or combined) is prohibited at all times on any street in the City of Carson except under two provisions. Section 3254.2 of the Carson Municipal Code – Truck Parking details City of Carson Truck Parking guidelines.

Trucks and commercial vehicles are specifically routed on certain streets in Carson. The California Vehicle Code (CVC), Section 35701 grants local agencies the authority (by ordinance) to establish Truck Routes and Section 3260 of the Carson Municipal Code – Truck Routes details City of Carson truck routes. Truck routes are established as a means to carry commercial vehicles between the state highways and commercial zones in the city. The CVC also states that no ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 35701 shall prohibit any commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress and egress by direct route to and from a restricted street when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted street or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling, or construction of any building or structure upon the restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained.

If you have questions reagarding truck routes or truck parking zones, please contact

City of Carson
Traffic Engineering Section
701 E. Carson St.
Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 952-1700 Ext. 1312

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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