April 6, 2001
HOUSE BILL No. 1821
DIGEST OF HB 1821
(Updated April 5, 2001 3:15 PM - DI 96)
Citations Affected: IC 9-20.
Synopsis: Maximum vehicle length. Specifies that the maximum
length of a truck-trailer combination or a truck-wagon combination,
and load, that is designed with a self-compactor or detachable container
and utilized for garbage, refuse, or recycling operations is sixty-eight
feet. Specifies that the maximum length of a semitrailer unit operating
in a truck-tractor-semitrailer combination is 53 feet, including the
vehicle and the load. Makes conforming amendments.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
(SENATE SPONSORS _ LANDSKE, CRAYCRAFT)
January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
February 21, 2001, reported _ Do Pass.
February 26, 2001, read second time, ordered engrossed.
February 27, 2001, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 92, nays 0.
March 5, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Transportation and Interstate
March 27, 2001, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
April 5, 2001, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
April 6, 2001
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1821
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-20-11-1; (01)EH1821.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-20-11-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1. This chapter applies
to a truck, a truck-trailer combination, or a truck-wagon
combination that is either:
(1) a municipal waste collection and transportation vehicle:
(A) specially designed and equipped with a self-compactor or
(B) used exclusively for garbage, refuse, or recycling
(C) laden with garbage, refuse, or recyclables; or
(2) a disposal plant transporting vehicle certified under
IC 15-2.1-16 that is laden with dead animals or animal parts.
SOURCE: IC 9-20-11-2; (01)EH1821.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-20-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. A
described in section 1 of this chapter may transmit to the surface of
a highway, except an interstate highway, a gross weight of not more
(1) twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds upon a single axle; and
(2) forty-two thousand (42,000) pounds upon a tandem axle
SOURCE: IC 9-20-11-3; (01)EH1821.2.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 9-20-11-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 3. When unladen, a
truck vehicle described in section 1 of this chapter must comply with
the axle limitations applicable to all other trucks.
SOURCE: IC 9-20-11-4; (01)EH1821.2.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 9-20-11-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 4. This chapter does not
trucks, a vehicle described in section 1 of this chapter, laden
or unladen, from the limitations on wheel weights imposed by
SOURCE: IC 9-20-11-5; (01)EH1821.2.5. -->
SECTION 5. IC 9-20-11-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2001]: Sec. 5. The maximum length of a:
(1) truck-trailer combination; or
(2) truck-wagon combination;
and its load, designed and utilized as set forth in section 1(1)(A)
and 1(1)(B) of this chapter, is sixty-eight (68) feet.
SOURCE: IC 9-20-13-2; (01)EH1821.2.6. -->
SECTION 6. IC 9-20-13-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. (a) Notwithstanding
IC 9-20-3 and IC 9-20-9, and except for length exclusive devices in
accordance with 23 CFR 658.13, the following are the maximum
limitations on length of a truck-tractor, semitrailer,
truck-tractor-semitrailer combination, or
(1) The maximum length of the semitrailer unit operating in a
truck-tractor-semitrailer combination is fifty-three (53) feet,
including the vehicle and the load.
(2) The maximum length of the semitrailer unit or trailer
operating in a truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination is
twenty-eight (28) feet, six (6) inches.
(3) A maximum overall length limit is not imposed on a
truck-tractor-semitrailer or truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer
(4) The maximum length of a maxi-cube vehicle combination is
sixty-five (65) feet, and the maximum length of the separable
cargo carrying unit is thirty-four (34) feet.
(b) This section does not prohibit the transportation of a motor
vehicle or boat on part of a truck-tractor.