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Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 182-S.F.No. 1148 An act relating to traffic regulations; increasing fees for overweight trucks; authorizing permit to be issued for trailer or semitrailer exceeding 28-1/2 feet in three-vehicle combination; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 169.81, subdivision 2; and 169.86, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.81, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [LENGTH OF SINGLE VEHICLE.] (a) No single unit motor vehicle, except mobile cranes which may not exceed 48 feet, unladen or with load may exceed a length of 40 feet extreme overall dimensions inclusive of front and rear bumpers, except that the governing body of a city is authorized by permit to provide for the maximum length of a motor vehicle, or combination of motor vehicles, or the number of vehicles that may be fastened together, and which may be operated upon the streets or highways of a city; provided, that the permit may not prescribe a length less than that permitted by state law. A motor vehicle operated in compliance with the permit on the streets or highways of the city is not in violation of this chapter. (b) No single semitrailer may have an overall length, exclusive of non-cargo-carrying accessory equipment, including refrigeration units or air compressors, necessary for safe and efficient operation mounted or located on the end of the semitrailer adjacent to the truck or truck-tractor, in excess of 48 feet, except that a single semitrailer may have an overall length in excess of 48 feet but not greater than 53 feet if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline of the rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 41 feet. No single trailer may have an overall length inclusive of tow bar assembly and exclusive of rear protective bumpers which do not increase the overall length by more than six inches, in excess of 45 feet. For determining compliance with the provisions of this subdivision, the length of the semitrailer or trailer must be determined separately from the overall length of the combination of vehicles. (c) No semitrailer or trailer used in a three-vehicle combination may have an overall length in excess of 28-1/2 feet, exclusive of: (1) non-cargo-carrying accessory equipment, including refrigeration units or air compressors and upper coupler plates, necessary for safe and efficient operation, mounted or located on the end of the semitrailer or trailer adjacent to the truck or truck-tractor; (2) the tow bar assembly; and (3) lower coupler equipment that is a fixed part of the rear end of the first trailer. The commissioner may not grant a permit authorizing the movement, in a three-vehicle combination, of a semitrailer or trailer that exceeds 28-1/2 feet, except that the commissioner may renew a permit that was granted before April 16, 1984, for the movement of a semitrailer or trailer that exceeds the length limitation in this paragraph, or may grant a permit authorizing the transportation of empty trailers that exceed 28-1/2 feet, when using a B-train hitching mechanism as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, section 658.5, paragraph (o), from a point of manufacture in the state to the state border. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [FEES.] The commissioner, with respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each permit issued. All such fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the trunk highway fund. Except for those annual permits for which the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the fees shall be: (a) $15 for each single trip permit. (b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the same product, weight, and dimension. (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for: (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety or well-being of the public; (2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized under subdivision 1a; (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.825, subdivision 11, paragraph (a), clause (3); and (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863. (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for: (1) mobile cranes; (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies; (3) manufactured homes; (4) farm equipment when the movement is not made according to the provisions of section 169.80, subdivision 1, paragraphs (a) to (f); (5) double-deck buses; (6) commercial boat hauling. (e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of section 169.825, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. The additional cost is equal to the product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost factors shown in the following chart: Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors Weight (pounds) Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of: exceeding Two consec- Three consec- Four consec- weight limi- utive axles utive axles utive axles tations on spaced within spaced within spaced with- axles 8 feet or 9 feet or in 14 feet less less or less 0-2,000
.100.12 .040.05 .036.04 2,001-4,000 .124.14 .050.06 .044.05 4,001-6,000 .150.18 .062.07 .050.06 6,001-8,000 Not permitted .078 .056.21 .09 .07 8,001-10,000 Not permitted .094 .070.26 .10 .08 10,001-12,000 Not permitted .116 .078.30 .12 .09 12,001-14,000 Not permitted .140 .094.14 .11 14,001-16,000 Not permitted .168 .106.17 .12 16,001-18,000 Not permitted .200 .128.19 .15 18,001-20,000 Not permitted Not permitted .140.16 20,001-22,000 Not permitted Not permitted .168.20 The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3). For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state. (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight, or oversize and overweight, construction equipment, machinery, and supplies. The fees for the permit are as follows: Gross Weight (pounds) of vehicle Annual Permit Fee 90,000 or less $200 90,001 - 100,000 $300 100,001 - 110,000 $400 110,001 - 120,000 $500 120,001 - 130,000 $600 130,001 - 140,000 $700 140,001 - 145,000 $800 If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds the permit fee is determined under paragraph (e). (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a) when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are in effect. (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for refuse compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.825, subdivision 14, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000 pounds. Presented to the governor May 12, 1993 Signed by the governor May 14, 1993, 9:59 p.m.
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