SENATE BILL NO. 1053

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S1053aa...................................................by TRANSPORTATION
VEHICLES - COMBINATION - Amends existing law to increase the maximum length
of vehicle combinations not in excess of four vehicle units in certain
instances from 105 to 115 feet; and to provide restrictions as to length of
cargo-carrying units.
                                                                        
01/31    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03    Rpt prt - to Transp
02/19    Rpt out - to 14th Ord
02/21    Rpt out amen - to engros
02/24    Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
02/25    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/03    3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 26-9-0
      AYES -- Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta,
      Compton, Darrington, Gannon, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson,
      Sorensen, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- Andreason, Cameron, Davis, Geddes, Goedde, Keough, Noh,
      Schroeder, Stegner
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Ingram
    Title apvd - to House
03/04    House intro - 1st rdg - to Transp
03/25    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/26    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/28    3rd rdg - PASSED - 60-8-2
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Bieter,
      Black, Block, Bolz, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal,
      Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18),
      Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Jones, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford,
      Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell,
      Moyle, Nacarrato, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts,
      Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen,
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail, Wills, Wood,
      Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Boe, Bradford, Crow, Harwood, Henbest(Bray), Jaquet, Kellogg,
      Smith(30)
      Absent and excused -- Ellsworth, Roberts
    Floor Sponsor - Ridinger
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/31    To enrol
04/01    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
04/02    Sp signed
04/03    To Governor
04/08    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 239
         Effective: 07/01/03

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1053
                                                                        
                                BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO SIZE OF VEHICLES AND LOADS; AMENDING SECTION 49-1010, IDAHO  CODE,
  3        TO  INCREASE  THE  MAXIMUM LENGTH OF VEHICLE COMBINATIONS NOT IN EXCESS OF
  4        FOUR VEHICLE UNITS IN CERTAIN INSTANCES.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 49-1010, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  8        49-1010.  SIZE  OF  VEHICLES AND LOADS. No vehicle shall exceed the dimen-
  9    sions specified below, except that certain devices determined by the board  as
 10    necessary  for  the  safe and efficient operation of motor vehicles, including
 11    energy conservation devices, shall be excluded from the calculation  of  width
 12    or length.
 13        (1)  The  width  of a vehicle, including any load thereon, except as noted
 14    below, shall not exceed .......................................... 8 1/2 feet.
 15        (a)  The limitations as to size of vehicles stated in this  section  shall
 16        not  apply  to  farm tractors or to implements of husbandry, including any
 17        load thereon, and including all equipment used  in  land  leveling  opera-
 18        tions, when being incidentally operated upon the highway from one (1) farm
 19        operation to another during daylight hours.
 20        (b)  Notwithstanding the exemption from width limitation for farm tractors
 21        included  in  paragraph (a) of this subsection, the total outside width of
 22        any farm tractor being transported on the interstate system in this state,
 23        except as permitted by  section 49-1004,  Idaho  Code,  shall  not  exceed
 24        .................................................................. 9 feet.
 25        (c)  A  farm  tractor  or  implement of husbandry, when being incidentally
 26        transported upon the highway with a width in excess of the limits of para-
 27        graphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, must not  proceed  at  a  speed  in
 28        excess  of  twenty-five  (25)  miles per hour, must display one (1) red or
 29        fluorescent orange flag a minimum of twelve (12) by twelve (12) inches  on
 30        the  outermost  left  projection  of the tractor or implement being trans-
 31        ported, except that the speed restriction of twenty-five  (25)  miles  per
 32        hour  shall not apply when such tractor or implement of husbandry is being
 33        hauled on legal width highway vehicles equipped as required by law.
 34        (2)  The height of a vehicle, including the load thereon, shall not exceed
 35    ..................................................................... 14 feet.
 36        (3)  The length of a vehicle, or  vehicle  combination,  except  as  noted
 37    below shall not exceed:
 38        (a)  When a single motor vehicle ................................ 45 feet.
 39        (b)  When a trailer or semitrailer, except as noted below ....... 48 feet.
 40             1.  Semitrailers  operating on routes determined by the board to have
 41             severe curvature, deficient width  and/or  heavy  traffic  conditions
 42             shall  be  limited to an overall combination length  not  to   exceed
 43             ............................................................ 65 feet.
                                                                        
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  1             2.  The length of a trailer tongue, or the length of the tongue of  a
  2             converter  gear  used to convert a semitrailer to a trailer, shall be
  3             excluded from the calculation of a trailer length.
  4             3.  Semitrailers operating on routes which are a part of the national
  5             network  as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations,  Title  23,
  6             Part 658, on routes providing access between the national network and
  7             terminals  and  facilities for food, fuel, repairs and rest which are
  8             located within one (1) road mile of the national  network  and  state
  9             highways  as  set  forth by policy and approved by the transportation
 10             board shall not exceed a length of ......................... 53 feet.
 11        (c)  When a motor vehicle and one (1) or more trailers, except as noted in
 12        subsections (3)(b), (3)(d) and (3)(e) of this section ........... 75 feet.
 13        (d)  When a combination of semitrailer and trailer, or of  two  (2)  semi-
 14        trailers  the  length in such combination, including the connecting tongue
 15        and excluding the truck tractor except as noted below ........... 61 feet.
 16             When the combination of semitrailer and trailer or of two  (2)  semi-
 17        trailers including the connecting tongues exceeds sixty-one (61) feet, the
 18        length of such combination including the truck tractor .......... 75 feet.
 19        (e)  When  a combination of a semitrailer and trailer, or of two (2) semi-
 20        trailers operating on routes on the national network as set forth  in  the
 21        Code  of  Federal Regulations, Title 23, Part 658, and on routes providing
 22        access between the national network and terminals and facilities for food,
 23        fuel, repairs and rest which are located within one (1) road mile  of  the
 24        national  network, the length, including the connecting tongue and exclud-
 25        ing the truck tractor, shall not exceed ......................... 68 feet.
 26        (f)  When a dromedary tractor with semitrailer, stinger-steered by  having
 27        the  kingpin located five (5) feet to the rear of the centroid of the rear
 28        axle(s) ......................................................... 75 feet.
 29        (g)  When a dromedary tractor with semitrailer, not meeting  the  stinger-
 30        steer requirement as defined in subsection (3)(f) of this section ........
 31        ................................................................. 65 feet.
 32        (h)  When  an  auto  transporter  or  boat transporter, stinger-steered as
 33        defined in subsection (3)(f) of this section,  excluding  front  and  rear
 34        overhang of  load ............................................... 75 feet.
 35        (i)  When  an  auto  transporter  or  boat  transporter,  not  meeting the
 36        stinger-steer requirement as defined in subsection (3)(f) of this section,
 37        excluding front and rear overhang of load ....................... 65 feet.
 38        (j)  When a truck tractor with stinger-steered pole trailer or log  dolly,
 39        connected  by a reach or pole, or a combination used for transporting long
 40        loads such as poles, pipes, logs or structural members  generally  capable
 41        of  sustaining themselves as beams between supporting bunks or connections
 42        ................................................................. 75 feet.
 43        (4)  The overhang or extension of a load shall not extend:
 44        (a)  Beyond the front of a vehicle, more than .................... 4 feet.
 45        (b)  Beyond the last axle, more than ............................ 15 feet.
 46        (c)  Beyond the left fender of a passenger vehicle, more than .... 0 feet.
 47        (d)  Beyond the right fender of a passenger vehicle, more than ...........
 48        ................................................................ 6 inches.
 49        (e)  To the front and rear combined of an auto transporter or boat  trans-
 50        porter, more than ................................................ 7 feet.
 51        (5)  Noncargo-carrying devices necessary for the safe and efficient opera-
 52    tion of the vehicle, as determined by the board, shall not be included in mea-
 53    surement for length.
 54        (6)  No  combination shall include more than three (3) units except when a
 55    saddlemount combination ............................................. 75 feet.
                                                                        
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  1        (7)  Vehicle combinations consisting of not more  than  four  (4)  vehicle
  2    units with an overall length in excess of the limits of subsection (3) of this
  3    section  and  with an overall combination length not to exceed one hundred and
  4    five fifteen (1015) feet, may be operated by permit on routes  designated  for
  5    such  operations  by  the  public highway agency having jurisdiction over that
  6    highway system.

Amendment


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                                     Moved by    Ingram              
                                                                        
                                                     Seconded by McWilliams          
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                             SENATE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1053
                                                                        
  1                                AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1
  2        On page 3 of the printed bill, in line 6, following  "system"  insert:  ",
  3    subject to the following restrictions as to lengths of cargo-carrying units:
  4        (a)  Truck tractor and two (2) trailing units ....................95 feet.
  5        (b)  Truck tractor and three (3) trailing units ..................95 feet.
  6        (c)  Truck and two (2) trailing units ...........................98 feet".
                                                                        
  7                                 CORRECTION TO TITLE
  8        On  page  1,  in  line  4,  following  "INSTANCES" insert: "AND TO PROVIDE
  9    RESTRICTIONS AS TO LENGTH OF CARGO-CARRYING UNITS".

Engrossed Bill (Original Bill with Amendment(s) Incorporated)


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                              SENATE BILL NO. 1053, As Amended
                                                                        
                                BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO SIZE OF VEHICLES AND LOADS; AMENDING SECTION 49-1010, IDAHO  CODE,
  3        TO  INCREASE  THE  MAXIMUM LENGTH OF VEHICLE COMBINATIONS NOT IN EXCESS OF
  4        FOUR VEHICLE UNITS IN CERTAIN INSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS AS  TO
  5        LENGTH OF CARGO-CARRYING UNITS.
                                                                        
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  7        SECTION  1.  That  Section 49-1010, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  8    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  9        49-1010.  SIZE OF VEHICLES AND LOADS. No vehicle shall exceed  the  dimen-
 10    sions  specified below, except that certain devices determined by the board as
 11    necessary for the safe and efficient operation of  motor  vehicles,  including
 12    energy  conservation  devices, shall be excluded from the calculation of width
 13    or length.
 14        (1)  The width of a vehicle, including any load thereon, except  as  noted
 15    below, shall not exceed .......................................... 8 1/2 feet.
 16        (a)  The  limitations  as to size of vehicles stated in this section shall
 17        not apply to farm tractors or to implements of  husbandry,  including  any
 18        load  thereon,  and  including  all equipment used in land leveling opera-
 19        tions, when being incidentally operated upon the highway from one (1) farm
 20        operation to another during daylight hours.
 21        (b)  Notwithstanding the exemption from width limitation for farm tractors
 22        included in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the total outside  width  of
 23        any farm tractor being transported on the interstate system in this state,
 24        except  as permitted by  section 49-1004, Idaho  Code,  shall  not  exceed
 25        .................................................................. 9 feet.
 26        (c)  A farm tractor or implement of  husbandry,  when  being  incidentally
 27        transported upon the highway with a width in excess of the limits of para-
 28        graphs  (a)  and  (b)  of  this subsection, must not proceed at a speed in
 29        excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour, must display  one  (1)  red  or
 30        fluorescent  orange flag a minimum of twelve (12) by twelve (12) inches on
 31        the outermost left projection of the tractor  or  implement  being  trans-
 32        ported,  except  that  the speed restriction of twenty-five (25) miles per
 33        hour shall not apply when such tractor or implement of husbandry is  being
 34        hauled on legal width highway vehicles equipped as required by law.
 35        (2)  The height of a vehicle, including the load thereon, shall not exceed
 36    ..................................................................... 14 feet.
 37        (3)  The  length  of  a  vehicle,  or vehicle combination, except as noted
 38    below shall not exceed:
 39        (a)  When a single motor vehicle ................................ 45 feet.
 40        (b)  When a trailer or semitrailer, except as noted below ....... 48 feet.
 41             1.  Semitrailers operating on routes determined by the board to  have
 42             severe  curvature,  deficient  width  and/or heavy traffic conditions
 43             shall be limited to an overall combination length   not  to    exceed
                                                                        
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  1             ............................................................ 65 feet.
  2             2.  The  length of a trailer tongue, or the length of the tongue of a
  3             converter gear used to convert a semitrailer to a trailer,  shall  be
  4             excluded from the calculation of a trailer length.
  5             3.  Semitrailers operating on routes which are a part of the national
  6             network    as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23,
  7             Part 658, on routes providing access between the national network and
  8             terminals and facilities for food, fuel, repairs and rest  which  are
  9             located  within  one  (1) road mile of the national network and state
 10             highways as set forth by policy and approved  by  the  transportation
 11             board shall not exceed a length of ......................... 53 feet.
 12        (c)  When a motor vehicle and one (1) or more trailers, except as noted in
 13        subsections (3)(b), (3)(d) and (3)(e) of this section ........... 75 feet.
 14        (d)  When  a  combination  of semitrailer and trailer, or of two (2) semi-
 15        trailers the length in such combination, including the  connecting  tongue
 16        and excluding the truck tractor except as noted below ........... 61 feet.
 17             When  the  combination of semitrailer and trailer or of two (2) semi-
 18        trailers including the connecting tongues exceeds sixty-one (61) feet, the
 19        length of such combination including the truck tractor .......... 75 feet.
 20        (e)  When a combination of a semitrailer and trailer, or of two (2)  semi-
 21        trailers  operating  on routes on the national network as set forth in the
 22        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Part 658, and on  routes  providing
 23        access between the national network and terminals and facilities for food,
 24        fuel,  repairs  and rest which are located within one (1) road mile of the
 25        national network, the length, including the connecting tongue and  exclud-
 26        ing the truck tractor, shall not exceed ......................... 68 feet.
 27        (f)  When  a dromedary tractor with semitrailer, stinger-steered by having
 28        the kingpin located five (5) feet to the rear of the centroid of the  rear
 29        axle(s) ......................................................... 75 feet.
 30        (g)  When  a  dromedary tractor with semitrailer, not meeting the stinger-
 31        steer requirement as defined in subsection (3)(f) of this section ........
 32        ................................................................. 65 feet.
 33        (h)  When an auto transporter  or  boat  transporter,  stinger-steered  as
 34        defined  in  subsection  (3)(f)  of this section, excluding front and rear
 35        overhang of  load ............................................... 75 feet.
 36        (i)  When an  auto  transporter  or  boat  transporter,  not  meeting  the
 37        stinger-steer requirement as defined in subsection (3)(f) of this section,
 38        excluding front and rear overhang of load ....................... 65 feet.
 39        (j)  When  a truck tractor with stinger-steered pole trailer or log dolly,
 40        connected by a reach or pole, or a combination used for transporting  long
 41        loads  such  as poles, pipes, logs or structural members generally capable
 42        of sustaining themselves as beams between supporting bunks or  connections
 43        ................................................................. 75 feet.
 44        (4)  The overhang or extension of a load shall not extend:
 45        (a)  Beyond the front of a vehicle, more than .................... 4 feet.
 46        (b)  Beyond the last axle, more than ............................ 15 feet.
 47        (c)  Beyond the left fender of a passenger vehicle, more than .... 0 feet.
 48        (d)  Beyond the right fender of a passenger vehicle, more than ...........
 49        ................................................................ 6 inches.
 50        (e)  To  the front and rear combined of an auto transporter or boat trans-
 51        porter, more than ................................................ 7 feet.
 52        (5)  Noncargo-carrying devices necessary for the safe and efficient opera-
 53    tion of the vehicle, as determined by the board, shall not be included in mea-
 54    surement for length.
 55        (6)  No combination shall include more than three (3) units except when  a
                                                                        
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  1    saddlemount combination ............................................. 75 feet.
  2        (7)  Vehicle  combinations  consisting  of  not more than four (4) vehicle
  3    units with an overall length in excess of the limits of subsection (3) of this
  4    section and with an overall combination length not to exceed one  hundred  and
  5    five  fifteen  (1015) feet, may be operated by permit on routes designated for
  6    such operations by the public highway agency  having  jurisdiction  over  that
  7    highway  system, subject to the following restrictions as to lengths of cargo-
  8    carrying units:
  9        (a)  Truck tractor and two (2) trailing units ....................95 feet.
 10        (b)  Truck tractor and three (3) trailing units ..................95 feet.
 11        (c)  Truck and two (2) trailing units ............................98 feet.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 12594
     The purpose of this legislation is to allow a longer overall
length (bumper to bumper) up to 115 feet for vehicle
configurations, such as triples and turnpike doubles to operate
on the routes that they are currently operating on by permit at
105 feet. 

     The reason for the increased overall length is that
companies are switching from cab-over tractors to conventional
tractors, which have longer wheelbases.  This change increases
the overall length of the vehicle configurations and does not
allow them to stay within the current overall length requirement
of 105 feet.  

     This change, however, does not increase the length of the
cargo carrying units (95 feet), only the overall length.  This
change would also put Idaho in greater harmony with our
neighboring states (Montana and Utah) that already allow the
operation of these configurations.  This change does not violate
the Federal ISTEA Freeze of 1991 which governs lengths and
weights of vehicle configurations on the national network.
                          FISCAL IMPACT
     
     No fiscal impact on the department or industry.





Contact
          Skip Smyser, Idaho Trucking Association, 342-0777 
          Senator Cecil Ingram, 332-1315



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                      S 1053