CHAPTER 409

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 747

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SIZE AND WEIGHT OF VEHICLES AND LOADS.

Be it enacted by the General Assemly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend §4502, Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the number "55" as it appears in subsection (c), and inserting in lieu thereof the number "60".

Section 2. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the figures "36,000" as they appear in subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "40,000".

Section 3. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding the words "or (h)" after the words "subsection (g)" in subsection (a).

Section 4. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking subsection (d) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (d) to read as follows:

"(d) The total gross weight imposed on Federal Interstate highways by any group of two (2) or more consecutive axles of a vehicle or of any combination of vehicles shall not exceed that given on the following table for the respective distances between the centers of the first and last axles of said two (2) or more consecutive axles; provided, however, that none of the provisions of the subsection shall apply to or govern the total or maximum gross weight of any vehicle described or defined in subsections (g) or (h) of this section:

Table For Maximum Gross Weights

Distance in feet between the extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

Maximum Load In Pounds Carried On Any
Group Of 2 Or More Consecutive Axles

2 axles

34,000 34,000 34,000 34,000

3 axles

4 axles

5 axles

6 axles

7 axles

36,000

42,000

       

39,000

42,500

       

40,000

43,500

       
 

44,000

       
 

45,000

50,000

     
 

45,500

50,500

     
 

46,500

51,500

     
 

47,000

52,000

     
 

48,000

52,500

58,000

   
 

48,500

53,500

58,500

   
 

49,500

54,000

59,000

   
 

50,000

54,500

60,000

   
 

51,000

55,500

60,500

66,000

 
 

51,500

56,000

61,000

66,500

 
 

52,500

56,500

61,500

67,000

 
 

53,000

57,500

62,500

68,000

 
 

54,000

58,000

63,000

68,500

74,000

 

54,500

58,500

64,000

69,000

74,500

 

55,500

59,500

64,500

69,500

75,000

 

56,000

60,000

65,000

70,000

75,500

 

57,000

60,500

65,500

71,500

76,500

 

57,500

61,500

66,000

71,500

77,000

 

58,500

62,000

66,500

72,000

77,500

 

59,000

62,500

67,500

72,500

78,000

 

60,000

63,500

68,000

73,000

78,500

   

64,000

68,500

74,000

79,000

   

64,500

69,000

74,500

80,000

   

65,500

70,000

75,000

 
   

66,200

70,700

75,500

 
   

67,200

71,500

76,000

 
   

68,100

72,000

77,000

 

Distance in feet between the extremes of any group of 2 or more

consecutive axles 2 axles 3 axles 4 axles 5 axles 6 axles 7 axles

Maximum Load In Pounds Carried On Any
Group Of 2 Or More Consecutive Axles

39

69,000

73,000

77,500

40

69,000

73,280

78,000

41

69,500

73,500

78,500

42

70,000

74,000

79,000

43

 

75,000

80,000

44

 

75,500

 

45

 

76,000

 

46

 

76,500

 

47

 

77,500

 

48

 

78,000

 

49

 

78,500

 

50

 

79,000

 

51

 

80,000"

 

Section 5. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 21,

Delaware Code, by adding the following new subsections:

"(i) The total gross weight, including load, of a combination tractor and semi-trailer having a total of 4 axles shall not exceed 70,000 lbs.

(j) The total gross weight, including load, of a combination tractor and semi-trailer having a total of 5 or more axles shall not exceed 80,000 lbs.

(k) The total gross weight, including load, of a combination tractor and semi-trailer having a total of 3 axles shall not exceed 60,000 lbs.

(I) The total gross weight, including load, of a single motor vehicle with 2 axles shall not exceed 40,000 lbs.

(m) The total gross weight, including load, of any combination of vehicles shall not exceed 80,000 lbs."

Approved May 21, 1976