Nebraska Administrative Code
Topic - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Title 415 - NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - LOCAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION
Chapter 3 - Permits for Movement of Overweight and/or Overdimensional Vehicles and Loads
Section 415-3-011 - PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONDITIONAL INTERSTATE USE PERMITS FOR DIVISIBLE LOADS EXCEEDING 80,000 POUNDS

Current through March 20, 2024

011.01 The Director has determined that circumstances exist to make the issuance of Conditional Interstate Use Permits for divisible loads exceeding 80,000 pounds on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (Interstate) within the State of Nebraska necessary. The Interstate provides the safest, efficient, least congested direct route for movement of such loads across the state. In making such determination, the Director has considered the following conditions on the Interstate System:

011.02A The Interstate is designed and maintained to standards to be more conducive to safe and efficient transportation than alternative state and county roads.

011.02B The Interstate is designed to handle traffic volumes that are more conducive to safe and efficient transportation than alternative state and county roads.

011.02C Public safety is enhanced by authorizing vehicles with a total gross weight of up to 95,000 pounds to travel on the Interstate in Nebraska.

011.02 CONDITIONAL INTERSTATE USE PERMIT

A Conditional Interstate Use Permit may be issued by the Department or its agent for vehicles weighing up to 95,000 pounds on the Interstate System. In no case will vehicles be permitted to exceed 20,000 pounds on a single axle, or more than 34,000 pounds on a group of two consecutive axles. The overall gross weight of a group of two or more consecutive axles must conform to the requirements of the bridge formula set out in Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,294.

011.02A Dummy axles shall be disregarded in determining the lawful weight of a vehicle or vehicle combination for operation on the Nebraska Highway System. Dummy axle shall mean an axle attached to a vehicle or vehicle combination in a manner so that it does not articulate or substantially equalize the load and does not carry at least the lesser of 8,000 pounds or 8 percent of the gross weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination.

011.02B All controls which regulate lift and/or dummy axles must be on the outside of the cab or truck or truck-tractor in a position that cannot be reached from within the cab, so that an operator or passenger must physically get out of the cab to operate the controls.

011.03 LICENSING AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

The permit will only be issued to vehicles that are properly licensed to operate with such loads in Nebraska, or to vehicles with registration apportioned pursuant to Nebraska law. The granting of the permit shall not constitute a waiver of any license requirement imposed by the State of Nebraska.

011.04 TERM OF PERMIT

The permit may be purchased in 10-day increments up to a maximum period covering 90 consecutive days.

011.05 LIMITATION OF TRAVEL

The permit shall be issued for travel on the Interstate System in Nebraska. The granting of the permit shall not be construed as waiving any weight limits that have been, or may be imposed, on any non-interstate highway or bridge, or on any posted Interstate bridge.

011.06 REVOCATION

All permits and all privileges accruing from said permits may, at any time, be revoked. If revoked, the vehicle operator shall surrender possession of the permit. The permit may be revoked pursuant to the following:

011.06A By the Director of the Department of Roads or his/her designee.

011.06B If Federal authorities determine that conditional interstate use permits are in violation of Federal laws.

011.06C For violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on the permit or the terms and conditions set forth in Chapter 3 of Title 415 of these Rules and Regulations.

011.06D By any law enforcement officer or any officer of the Nebraska State Patrol, Carrier Enforcement Division, for violation of any of the terms and conditions of the permit.

011.07 ENFORCEMENT TOLERANCES

No enforcement tolerances will be allowed on the gross weight set out on the permit, or axle weight set out in Section 011.02 of these Rules and Regulations.

011.08 PERMIT TRANSFER, POSSESSION AND INSPECTION

The permit is not transferable to any other vehicle. In the case of a vehicle combination, the permit will be issued to the motor vehicle, and will not be transferable to other motor vehicles owned or operated by the permittee. All permits shall be carried in the vehicle to which they refer and shall be open to inspection by any law enforcement officer or authorized agent of the Department.

011.09 APPLICATION TO REPLACE A REVOKED PERMIT

No person may apply for replacement of a permit revoked for a specific vehicle pursuant to Section 011.06 of these Rules and Regulations for a period of 30 days from the date of the revocation.

011.10 PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO ACQUIRE A PERMIT FOR A QUALIFYING VEHICLE

No person shall violate the terms and conditions of the permit. However, if a vehicle qualifies in all respects for a Conditional Interstate Use Permit, but the vehicle driver is found to have failed to acquire such permit, the driver shall be subject to the penalty set forth in Neb. Rev. Stat. 39-103 and not the penalty set forth in Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,298.

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