CHAPTER 305

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 364

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SIZE AND WEIGHT OF VEHICLES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend § 4502(c)(8), Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking paragraph “(8)” in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

“(8) Except as otherwise provided herein, for single unit vehicles, no single axle load shall exceed 22,400 pounds. With respect to any single unit vehicle, the maximum gross weight between any two (2) consecutive axles that actually bear weight upon the pavement, and which have wheels spaced between 96 inches and not less than 40 inches apart when measured horizontally between their center lines, shall not exceed 36,000 pounds. With respect to any single unit vehicle, the maximum combined gross weight between any two (2) consecutive axles that actually bear weight upon the pavement, and are less than 40 inches apart when measured horizontally between the center lines, shall not exceed 20,000 pounds. Where the distance between consecutive axle centers exceeds 96 inches, the weight for each such axle shall not exceed 22,400 pounds. Whenever the total gross weight permitted in any provisions of this Section exceeds the total gross weight permitted as calculated herein, this provision shall be void.

(9) Except as otherwise provided herein, for combination unit vehicles, no single axle load shall exceed 22,400 pounds for vehicles having an actual combined gross weight, or a combined registered gross weight of 73,000 pounds or less, and 20,000 pounds for vehicles in excess of 73,000 pounds. With respect to any combination unit vehicle, the maximum gross weight between any two (2) consecutive axles that actually bear weight upon the pavement and which have wheels spaced between 96 inches and not less than 40 inches apart, measured horizontally between their center lines, shall not exceed 36,000 pounds for combination unit vehicles having an actual combined gross weight, or a combined registered gross weight of 73,000 pounds or less, and 34,000 pounds for combination unit vehicles in excess of 73,000 pounds. Where the distance between consecutive axle centers exceeds 96 inches, the weight for each such axle shall not exceed 22,400 pounds for vehicles having an actual combined gross weight, or a combined registered gross weight of 73,000 pounds or less, and 20,000 pounds for vehicles in excess of 73,000 pounds.”.

Approved July 3, 2008