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169.864 SPECIAL PAPER PRODUCTS VEHICLE PERMITS.
    Subdivision 1. Special three-unit vehicle permit. The commissioner may issue a permit for
a vehicle that meets the following requirements:
(1) is a combination of vehicles, including a truck-tractor and a semitrailer drawing one
additional semitrailer, which may be equipped with an auxiliary dolly, and no semitrailer used in
the three-vehicle combination has an overall length in excess of 28-1/2 feet;
(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 108,000 pounds;
(3) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge formula
for axle groups not described in that section;
(4) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less;
(5) is operated only in this state on Trunk Highway marked 2 between Grand Rapids and
the port of Duluth; on Trunk Highway marked 169 between Grand Rapids and its junction with
Trunk Highway marked 53; and on Trunk Highway marked 53 between Virginia and the port
of Duluth; and
(6) the seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1, do not
apply.
    Subd. 2. Special two-unit vehicle permit. The commissioner may issue a permit for a
vehicle that meets the following requirements:
(1) is a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck-tractor and a single semitrailer that may
exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline of the rear axle
group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet;
(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 90,000 pounds;
(3) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 98,000 pounds during the time when seasonal
weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1, are in effect;
(4) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge formula
for axle groups not described in that section;
(5) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less; and
(6) is operated only on the highways specified in subdivision 1, clause (5).
    Subd. 3. Restrictions. Vehicles issued permits under subdivisions 1 and 2 must comply with
the following restrictions:
(1) the vehicle must be operated in compliance with seasonal load restrictions under section
169.87;
(2) the vehicle may not be operated on the interstate highway system; and
(3) the vehicle may be operated on streets or highways under the control of local authorities
only upon the approval of the local authority; however, vehicles may have reasonable access to
terminals and facilities for food, fuel, repairs, and rest and for continuity of route within one mile
of the national network as provided by section 169.81, subdivision 3, and by Code of Federal
Regulations, title 23, part 658.19.
    Subd. 4. Permit fee; appropriation. Vehicle permits issued under subdivision 1, clause (1),
must be annual permits. The fee is $850 for each vehicle and must be deposited in the trunk
highway fund. An amount sufficient to administer the permit program is appropriated from the
trunk highway fund to the commissioner for the costs of administering the permit program.
History: 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 39

NOTE: This section as added by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4,
section 39, is effective the latter of August 1, 2006, or the date on which the commissioner
determines that building permits have been issued for the construction of a new pulp and paper
manufacturing facility at Grand Rapids. Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4,
section 39, the effective date.