First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1821




     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. 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. In addition to the limits and requirements set forth in sections 2 through 4 of this chapter, the maximum length of a:
        (1) truck-trailer combination; or
        (2) truck-wagon combination;
and its load, used in intrastate transportation, designed and utilized as set forth in section 1(1)(A) and 1(1)(B) of this chapter, is sixty-eight (68) feet.

    SECTION 2. 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 truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination:
        (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 combination.
        (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.
    SECTION 3. IC 9-29-6-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1. The Indiana department of transportation shall adopt rules and a schedule of permit fees for issuing special weight permits under IC 9-20-6 for extra heavy duty highways. A fee schedule adopted under this section must cover the cost of administering the permit system and the full cost of damages to the highway facilities resulting from the operation of the vehicles under special highway permits. The fee schedule shall be reviewed periodically and amended as appropriate. A vehicle or combination of vehicles having a total gross weight greater than eighty thousand (80,000) pounds but less than one hundred thirty-four thousand (134,000) pounds must obtain a special weight permit for each trip on an extra heavy duty highway. The fee for a special weight permit is forty-one dollars and fifty cents ($41.50).


HEA 1821 _ CC 1

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