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A05124
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1171
Session of
2022
INTRODUCED BY HUTCHINSON, BOSCOLA, KANE, MENSCH, J. WARD AND
PITTMAN, APRIL 1, 2022
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, APRIL 1, 2022
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in size, weight and load, further providing for
restrictions on use of highways and bridges, for securing
loads in vehicles and for permit for movement during course
of manufacture.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 4968(a.2)(10)(i) introductory paragraph
and (ii) introductory paragraph of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
Section 1. Section 4902(a)(5) of Title 75 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended and the subsection
is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
§ 4902. Restrictions on use of highways and bridges.
(a) Restrictions based on condition of highway or bridge.--
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(2.1) Government-owned vehicles, vehicles of local
government agency contractors providing material for
maintenance and department contractors engaged in or
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providing material for construction or maintenance shall be
exempted from restrictions on the use of highways, except
bridges, imposed under this subsection in accordance with
department regulations. The following types of documents
shall constitute evidence that a vehicle is traveling to or
from a site in accordance with this paragraph:
(i) A bill of lading.
(ii) A shipping order.
(iii) A service order or other document that
indicates the address of the site and purpose of the
trip.
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(5) The exemptions and related requirements under
paragraph (4) may remain in existence only until December 31,
[2023] 2028. Exemptions for local delivery or pickup may not
include traffic going to or coming from a site at which
minerals, natural gas or natural resources are developed,
harvested or extracted, notwithstanding whether the site is
located at a residence, a commercial site or on farmland.
Delivery or pickup of logs or other forest products to or
from permanent processing mills located on or reachable only
through posted highways shall be considered local delivery or
pickup. Delivery or pickup of coal to or from permanent coal
reprocessing or preparation plants located on or reachable
only through posted highways and not on the same posted
highway as a site at which coal is extracted shall be
considered local delivery or pickup.
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Section 2. Sections 4903(c.2) and 4968(a.2)(10)(i)
introductory paragraph and (ii) introductory paragraph of Title
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75 are amended to read:
§ 4903. Securing loads in vehicles.
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(c.2) Load of baled garbage.--Garbage, municipal waste,
waste, refuse or rubbish in a tightly compacted and baled form
being transported through or within this Commonwealth shall be
securely fastened to the vehicle and covered over all exposed
areas by being placed within a woven bag or with a canvas cover
or cover of a comparable type [which]. If a canvas cover or
cover of a comparable type is used, the cover shall be securely
attached to the underside of all sides of the truck, trailer or
semitrailer [to prevent] by straps. A woven bag, canvas cover or
cover of a comparable type shall have the purpose of preventing
any of the material from the bales from escaping. No part of any
bale shall be uncovered, except for inspection, at any time
during transportation within or through this Commonwealth until
arrival at the disposal site.
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§ 4968. Permit for movement during course of manufacture.
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(a.2) Specifications.--
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(10) A combination of vehicles which is hauling pulpwood
or wood chips from a specified source to a pulp mill may be
permitted by the department and local authorities to move
upon specified highways within their respective jurisdictions
subject to the following conditions:
(i) The vehicle must be a minimum five-axle
combination - three-axle truck tractor meeting the
following characteristics:
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(ii) The vehicle must be a minimum six-axle
combination - three-axle truck tractor meeting the
following characteristics:
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Section 2 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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