TX HB 3460
Truck Size and Weight
Authorizes issuance of annual overweight permits for intermodal cargo containers up to 97,000 lbs.
This bill authorizes the Texas DOT to issue an annual permit for the movement of a sealed ocean cargo shipping container moving in overseas international commerce on a trailer or semitrailer with three axles if the combination of vehicles transporting the container has: a single axle weight of not more than 20,000 pounds; a tandem axle weight of not more than 34,000 pounds; a tri-axle weight of not more than 51,000 pounds; and a gross weight of not more than 97,000 pounds. The department shall restrict vehicles operating under a permit issued under this section to routes that are on highways in the state highway system and are not more than five miles from any border between this state and another state. An applicant for a permit under this section must designate each Texas Department of Transportation district in which the permit will be used. The department shall set the amount of the fee for a permit issued under this section in an amount not to exceed $2,000.
Died upon adjournment. Companion to SB 1939.
03/08/2017 Filed in House.
04/04/2017 Referred to House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs.
04/10/2017 Considered in public hearing in House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs. Committee substitute considered in committee. Left pending in committee.
04/24/2017 Considered in public hearing in House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs. Reported favorably as substituted. Recommended to be sent to House Committee on Local and Consent.
05/02/2017 Committee report filed with committee coordinator. Committee report distributed.
05/03/2017 Committee report sent to House Committee on Local and Consent Calendar.
05/08/2017 Considered in House Committee on Local and Consent Calendar.
05/09/2017 Place on House Local, Consent, and Resolutions calendar.
05/09/2017 Withdrawn from calendar. Returned to House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.
05/11/2017 Considered in House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.
05/12/2017 Placed on House Committee on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
05/12/2017 Withdrawn from calendar.
05/12/2017 Returned to House Committee on Calendars.