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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Overweight truck permits. Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may issue an overweight permit for transporting overweight vehicles and loads carrying resources on certain highways in the state highway system. Provides that an application for a permit must demonstrate that: (1) rail transportation is not an option for transporting the resources; (2) other transportation options that do not include travel using a permit have been exhausted; and (3) as a result of the lack of transportation options for this resource, supply chain interruptions or supply dock backlogs exist. Provides that if the department grants a permit to an Overweight truck permits. Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may issue an overweight permit for transporting overweight vehicles and loads carrying resources on certain highways in the state highway system. Provides that an application for a permit must demonstrate that: (1) rail transportation is not an option for transporting the resources; (2) other transportation options that do not include travel using a permit have been exhausted; and (3) as a result of the lack of transportation options for this resource, supply chain interruptions or supply dock backlogs exist. Provides that if the department grants a permit to an applicant whose total equivalent single axle load calculation is equal to or less than 2.40 equivalent single axle load credit, the department shall issue the permit monthly and there is not a limit to the number of permits that may be issued. Provides that, for applicants whose total equivalent single axle load calculation is more than 2.40 equivalent single axle load credit, the department may issue not more than 9,500 permits per month or 114,000 permits annually. Makes a conforming amendment. ... View more