Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that specified vehicles used exclusively for the transportation and mixing of concrete, manufactured before or in the 2004 model year and first registered in Illinois before January 1, 2005, are allowed specified weights on specified numbers and configurations of axles. Provides that a 4-axle truck mixer is allowed 20,000 pounds on a single axle and 36,000 pounds on a series of 2 axles greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches. Provides that the vehicle is subject to the same limitations as other 4-axle vehicles are allowed under the same provision. Provides that the vehicle is not subject to the weight limitations provided for 4- or 5-axle vehicles with regard to the weight transmitted upon the road surface through any series of 3 axles whose centers are more than 96 inches apart. Provides that the gross weight of the vehicle may not exceed the weights allowed by the bridge formula for 4 axles.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as originally introduced, with changes regarding 4-axle truck mixers registered as Special Hauling Vehicles. With regard to vehicles operated on non-designated highways, deletes language requiring that the vehicle's fourth axle be a road surface engaging trailing axle. Provides that the vehicle is also allowed a maximum weight of 34,000 pounds when the distance between any series of 2 axles is greater than 40 inches but not more than 72 inches. Provides that a 4-axle truck mixer designated as a Special Hauling Vehicle is subject to the same weight limitations as other 4-axle vehicles vehicles if the mixer was manufactured before or in the 2014 (rather than the 2004) model year and was registered in Illinois before January 1, 2015 (rather than before January 1, 2005). Provides that, when the vehicle is operated on a designated highway other than an interstate highway, the bridge formula does not apply to any series of 3 axles.