Truly Agreed, 2015

redbar

View proposed language

HCS SS SCS SB 12, 2015    (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)    

304.180. 1. No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway in this state having a greater weight than twenty thousand pounds on one axle, no combination of vehicles operated by transporters of general freight over regular routes as defined in section 390.020 shall be moved or operated on any highway of this state having a greater weight than the vehicle manufacturer's rating on a steering axle with the maximum weight not to exceed twelve thousand pounds on a steering axle, and no vehicle shall be moved or operated on any state highway of this state having a greater weight than thirty-four thousand pounds on any tandem axle; the term "tandem axle" shall mean a group of two or more axles, arranged one behind another, the distance between the extremes of which is more than forty inches and not more than ninety-six inches apart.
     2. An "axle load" is defined as the total load transmitted to the road by all wheels whose centers are included between two parallel transverse vertical planes forty inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle.
     3. Subject to the limit upon the weight imposed upon a highway of this state through any one axle or on any tandem axle, the total gross weight with load imposed by any group of two or more consecutive axles of any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed the maximum load in pounds as set forth in the following table:

Distance in feet between the extremes

of any group of two or more consecutive

axles, measured to the nearest foot,

except where indicated otherwise                      Maximum load in pounds

feet

2 axles

3 axles

4 axles

5 axles

6 axles

 4

34,000

 

 

 

 

 5

34,000

 

 

 

 

 6

34,000

 

 

 

 

 7

34,000

 

 

 

 

 8

34,000

34,000

 

 

 

More than 8

38,000

42,000

 

 

 

 9

39,000

42,500

 

 

 

 10

40,000

43,500

 

 

 

 11

40,000

44,000

 

 

 

 12

40,000

45,000

50,000

 

 

 13

40,000

45,500

50,500

 

 

 14

40,000

46,500

51,500

 

 

 15

40,000

47,000

52,000

 

 

 16

40,000

48,000

52,500

58,000

 

 17

40,000

48,500

53,500

58,500

 

 18

40,000

49,500

54,000

59,000

 

 19

40,000

50,000

54,500

60,000

 

 20

40,000

51,000

55,500

60,500

66,000

 21

40,000

51,500

56,000

61,000

66,500

 22

40,000

52,500

56,500

61,500

67,000

 23

40,000

53,000

57,500

62,500

68,000

 24

40,000

54,000

58,000

63,000

68,500

 25

40,000

54,500

58,500

63,500

69,000

 26

40,000

55,500

59,500

64,000

69,500

 27

40,000

56,000

60,000

65,000

70,000

 28

40,000

57,000

60,500

65,500

71,000

 29

40,000

57,500

61,500

66,000

71,500

 30

40,000

58,500

62,000

66,500

72,000

 31

40,000

59,000

62,500

67,500

72,500

 32

40,000

60,000

63,500

68,000

73,000

 33

40,000

60,000

64,000

68,500

74,000

 34

40,000

60,000

64,500

69,000

74,500

 35

40,000

60,000

65,500

70,000

75,000

 36

 

60,000

66,000

70,500

75,500

 37

 

60,000

66,500

71,000

76,000

 38

 

60,000

67,500

72,000

77,000

 39

 

60,000

68,000

72,500

77,500

 40

 

60,000

68,500

73,000

78,000

 41

 

60,000

69,500

73,500

78,500

 42

 

60,000

70,000

74,000

79,000

 43

 

60,000

70,500

75,000

80,000

 44

 

60,000

71,500

75,500

80,000

 45

 

60,000

72,000

76,000

80,000

 46

 

60,000

72,500

76,500

80,000

 47

 

60,000

73,500

77,500

80,000

 48

 

60,000

74,000

78,000

80,000

 49

 

60,000

74,500

78,500

80,000

 50

 

60,000

75,500

79,000

80,000

 51

 

60,000

76,000

80,000

80,000

 52

 

60,000

76,500

80,000

80,000

 53

 

60,000

77,500

80,000

80,000

 54

 

60,000

78,000

80,000

80,000

 55

 

60,000

78,500

80,000

80,000

 56

 

60,000

79,500

80,000

80,000

 57

 

60,000

80,000

80,000

80,000


Notwithstanding the above table, two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of thirty-four thousand pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of such consecutive sets of tandem axles is thirty-six feet or more.
      4. Whenever the state highways and transportation commission finds that any state highway bridge in the state is in such a condition that use of such bridge by vehicles of the weights specified in subsection 3 of this section will endanger the bridge, or the users of the bridge, the commission may establish maximum weight limits and speed limits for vehicles using such bridge. The governing body of any city or county may grant authority by act or ordinance to the state highways and transportation commission to enact the limitations established in this section on those roadways within the purview of such city or county. Notice of the weight limits and speed limits established by the commission shall be given by posting signs at a conspicuous place at each end of any such bridge.
      5. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting lawful axle loads, tandem axle loads or gross loads in excess of those permitted under the provisions of Section 127 of Title 23 of the United States Code.
     6. Notwithstanding the weight limitations contained in this section, any vehicle or combination of vehicles operating on highways other than the interstate highway system may exceed single axle, tandem axle and gross weight limitations in an amount not to exceed two thousand pounds. However, total gross weight shall not exceed eighty thousand pounds, except as provided in subsections 9 and 10 of this section.
     7. Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the department of transportation shall issue a single-use special permit, or upon request of the owner of the truck or equipment, shall issue an annual permit, for the transporting of any concrete pump truck or well-drillers' equipment. The department of transportation shall set fees for the issuance of permits pursuant to this subsection. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.133, concrete pump trucks or well-drillers' equipment may be operated on state-maintained roads and highways at any time on any day.
      8. Notwithstanding the provision of this section to the contrary, the maximum gross vehicle limit and axle weight limit for any vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with an idle reduction technology may be increased by a quantity necessary to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction system as provided for in 23 U.S.C. Section 127, as amended. In no case shall the additional weight increase allowed by this subsection be greater than five hundred fifty pounds. Upon request by an appropriate law enforcement officer, the vehicle operator shall provide proof that the idle reduction technology is fully functional at all times and that the gross weight increase is not used for any purpose other than for the use of idle reduction technology.
     9. [Notwithstanding subsection 3 of this section or any other provision of law to the contrary, the total gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling livestock may be as much as, but shall not exceed, eighty-five thousand five hundred pounds while operating on U.S. Highway 36 from St. Joseph to U.S. Highway 63, on U.S. Highway 65 from the Iowa state line to U.S. Highway 36, and on U.S. Highway 63 from the Iowa state line to U.S. Highway 36, and on U.S. Highway 63 from U.S. Highway 36 to Missouri Route 17. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to vehicles operated on the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
      10.] Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other law to the contrary, the total gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling milk, from a farm to a processing facility or livestock may be as much as, but shall not exceed, eighty-five thousand five hundred pounds while operating on highways other than the interstate highway system. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to vehicles operated and operating on the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
     [11.] 10. Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other law to the contrary, any vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling grain or grain co-products during times of harvest may be as much as, but not exceeding, ten percent over the maximum weight limitation allowable under subsection 3 of this section while operating on highways other than the interstate highway system. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to vehicles operated and operating on the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
      11.
Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other law to the contrary, the department of transportation shall issue emergency utility response permits for the transporting of utility wires or cables, poles, and equipment needed for repair work immediately following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted. Under exigent circumstances, verbal approval of such operation may be made either by the motor carrier compliance supervisor or other designated motor carrier services representative. Utility vehicles and equipment used to assist utility companies granted special permits under this subsection may be operated and transported on state-maintained roads and highways at any time on any day. The department of transportation shall promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subjectall of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2014, shall be invalid and void.


Top

bottom Missouri General Assembly

Copyright © Missouri Legislature, all rights reserved.