The news of government notification increasing the truck axle load took the transport sector by surprise. It also caused much confusion about its application to existing trucks or new trucks. Also, the impact it would have in terms of design and manufacture. Many questions came to mind: If the increase in axle load translates into our road infrastructure and bridges taking the load since it is these two elements that are said to be the limiting factors in how much a truck could carry. Also, what about toll? Not only have the toll contractors often been rude in their behaviour towards road users, they would now get an easy opportunity to interpret the new axle loading norms and fine truckers with 10x toll. A government notification is also claimed to be out, which extends fitness test of CVs to two years instead of the present duration of one year. With RTOs as state subjects, it would be necessary to see how they interpret both the notifications. More important will be how CVs are certified for higher axle loads if it applies to existing CVs, and what about their operational safety, the safety of the surrounding ecosystem, infrastructure and emissions. It is also necessary to know if higher carriage of load by CVs under the pretext of new axle norms will lead to a new overloading normal.