H. R. 2453
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 1, 2019
Mr. Gallagher (for himself, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, and Mr. Golden) 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
Safe Routes Act of 2019.
Vehicle weight exemptions
Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Certain logging vehicles
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;
is traveling a distance not greater than 150 air miles on the Interstate from origin to a storage or processing facility; and
meets State legal weight tolerances and vehicle configurations for transporting raw or unfinished forest products within the State boundaries in which the vehicle is operating.
Application of weight tolerances
The waiver in this subsection shall only apply with respect to a State legal weight tolerance in effect on the date of enactment of this subsection.