The static weight carried by an individual axle. This determined the routes over which vehicles (especially locomotives) might run taking into account the strength of the infrastructure, that is bridges and track work. From the 1930s it was realised that the dynamic axle load (allowing for the "hammer blow" effect of reciprocating parts) was more relevant and significant.
The load which comes on an axle of a wagon, car, or locomotive and is in turn transferred to the structure.
The load applied to a pavement by a single axle. alanced Earthworks Earthworks in which the quantity of material excavated along the road just required.