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8-1919. Issuance of special permits for certain vehicle combinations; fees; conditions. (a) The secretary of transportation, with respect to highways under the secretary's jurisdiction, including those highways designated as city connecting links, may issue an annual overweight divisible load permit for a truck-tractor semitrailer combination vehicle or a truck-tractor semitrailer, trailer combination vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of more than 85,500 pounds but not more than 90,000 pounds transporting divisible loads on six or more axles.

(b) Such vehicles shall be subject to the following requirements:

(1) The vehicle, when loaded in excess of 80,000 pounds, may not be operated on the interstate system;

(2) the vehicle must be registered at the maximum weight category in accordance with K.S.A. 8-143, and amendments thereto;

(3) the vehicle shall not be operated on any bridge or highway that has a posted gross weight limit or posted axle weight limit less than that which the vehicle is operating;

(4) the permit must be carried in the vehicle when the vehicle is operating at a weight over 85,500 pounds;

(5) the vehicle must comply with the provisions of K.S.A. 8-1908 and 8-1909, and amendments thereto, except as otherwise provided by this section;

(6) any vehicle operating under an overweight divisible load permit cannot violate the width provisions of K.S.A. 8-1902, and amendments thereto, or the height and length provisions of K.S.A. 8-1904, and amendments thereto;

(7) the vehicle, when operating in excess of 85,500 pounds, must not operate when highway surfaces have ice or snowpack or drifting snow; and

(8) the vehicle, when operating in excess of 85,500 pounds, shall only carry agricultural inputs, farm supplies, biofuels, feed, raw or processed agricultural commodities, livestock, raw meat products intended by the shipper for further processing or farm products. The provisions of this paragraph shall be construed liberally so as to effectuate the purposes thereof.

(c) The secretary shall charge and collect a fee of $200 for the annual permit provided in this section. No single trip permits shall be issued.

(d) No vehicle issued a permit under this section shall be moved or operated on any highway when the gross weight on two or more consecutive axles exceeds the limitations in the following table:

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

Maximum load in pounds carried on any group of 2 or more consecutive axles

6 axles

7 axles

8 axles

35

86,000

36

86,500

37

87,000

38

87,500

39

88,500

40

89,000

41

89,500

42

90,000

43

44

45

86,000

46

87,000

47

87,500

48

88,000

49

88,500

50

89,000

51

89,500

52

90,000

53

86,000

54

86,500

55

87,000

56

87,500

57

88,000

58

89,000

59

89,500

60

90,000

(e) All permit fees received under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state highway fund.

History: L. 2017, ch. 50, ยง 1; July 1.


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