H. R. 3778
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 21, 2015
Mr. Duffy (for himself and Mr. Ribble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations for certain logging vehicles, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Trees on the Interstate Means a Better Economy and Roads Act of 2015 or the
TIMBER Act of 2015.
Vehicle weight limitations-Interstate System
Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Certain logging vehicles in Wisconsin
The Secretary shall waive, with respect to a covered logging vehicle, the application of any vehicle weight limit established under this section.
Covered logging vehicle defined
In this subsection, the term covered logging vehicle means a vehicle that—
is transporting raw or unfinished forest products, including logs, pulpwood, biomass, or wood chips;
has a gross vehicle weight of not more than 98,000 pounds;
has not less than 6 axles; and
is operating on a segment of Interstate Route 39 in Wisconsin from mile marker 175.8 to mile marker 189.