Summary: H.R.3488 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/10/2015)

Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015

This bill allows a state to authorize a vehicle with a maximum gross weight (including enforcement tolerances) exceeding certain federal weight limitations to operate on Interstate Highway System routes in the state if:

  • the vehicle is equipped with at least six axles,
  • the weight of any single axle does not exceed 20,000 pounds,
  • the weight of any tandem axle does not exceed 34,000 pounds,
  • the weight of any group of 3 or more axles does not exceed 51,000 pounds,
  • the gross weight of the vehicle does not exceed 91,000 pounds, and
  • the vehicle complies with a specified bridge formula.

The Department of Transportation may issue regulations necessary to require such a vehicle to include one item of additional equipment not otherwise required by law, but only if the equipment item is available at the time the rule is proposed.