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321.463 Maximum Gross Weight — Exceptions — Penalties.

1. An axle may be divided into two or more parts, except that all parts in the same vertical transverse plane shall be considered as one axle.

2. The gross weight on any one axle of a vehicle, or of a combination of vehicles, operated on the highways of this state, shall not exceed twenty thousand pounds on an axle equipped with pneumatic tires, and shall not exceed fourteen thousand pounds on an axle equipped with solid rubber tires. The gross weight on any tandem axle of a vehicle, or any combination of vehicles, shall not exceed thirty-four thousand pounds on an axle equipped with pneumatic tires. This subsection does not apply to implements of husbandry.

3. Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, indivisible loads operating under the permit requirements of sections 321E.7, 321E.8, 321E.9, and 321E.29A shall be allowed a maximum of twenty thousand pounds per axle.

4. a. Self-propelled implements of husbandry used exclusively for the application of organic or inorganic plant food materials, agricultural limestone, or agricultural chemicals, unless traveling under a permit issued pursuant to section 321E.8A, shall be operated in compliance with this section.

b. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the weight on any one axle of a fence-line feeder, grain cart, or tank wagon operated on the highways of this state shall not exceed twenty-four thousand pounds from February 1 through May 31 or twenty-eight thousand pounds from June 1 through January 31, provided, however, that the maximum gross vehicle weight of the fence-line feeder, grain cart, or tank wagon shall not exceed ninety-six thousand pounds.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, a tracked implement of husbandry operated on the highways of this state shall not have a maximum gross weight in excess of ninety-six thousand pounds.

(3) A fence-line feeder, grain cart, tank wagon, or tracked implement of husbandry shall comply with the other provisions of this section and chapter when operated over a bridge in this state. A local authority may issue a special permit, based on a statewide standard developed by the department, allowing the operation over a bridge within its jurisdiction of a fence-line feeder, grain cart, tank wagon, or tracked implement of husbandry with a weight in excess of the weights allowed under this chapter.

(4) For purposes of this paragraph “b”:

(a) “Highway” does not include a bridge.

(b) “Fence-line feeder, grain cart, or tank wagon” means all of the following:

(i) A fence-line feeder, grain cart, or tank wagon manufactured on or after July 1, 2001.

(ii) After July 1, 2005, any fence-line feeder, grain cart, or tank wagon.

5. a. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a motor vehicle equipped with an engine fueled primarily by natural gas may exceed any applicable maximum gross weight limit under this chapter, up to a maximum gross weight of eighty-two thousand pounds, by an amount equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle attributable to the natural gas tank and fueling system installed in the vehicle and the weight of a comparable diesel fuel tank and fueling system.

b. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a motor vehicle described in paragraph “a” equipped with an auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit that reduces fuel use and emissions during engine idling may exceed any applicable maximum gross weight limit under this chapter by five hundred fifty pounds or the weight of the auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit, whichever is less. This paragraph “b” shall not apply unless the operator of the vehicle provides to the department a written certification of the weight of the auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit, demonstrates or certifies to the department that the idle reduction technology unit is fully functional at all times, and carries with the operator the written certification of the weight of the auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit in the vehicle at all times to present to law enforcement in the event the vehicle is suspected of violating any applicable weight restrictions.

6. a. The maximum gross weight allowed to be carried on a vehicle or combination of vehicles on highways which are part of the primary road system is as follows:

MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TABLE — PRIMARY HIGHWAYS

Distance

in feet 2 Axles 3 Axles ~4 Axles 5 Axles ~6 Axles7 Axles

4 34,000

5 34,000

6 34,000

7 34,000 34,000

8 34,000 34,000

8’1” 38,000 42,000

9 39,000 42,500

10 40,000 43,500 ~48,500

11 44,000 ~49,500

12 45,000 ~50,000

13 45,500 ~50,500 56,000

14 46,500 ~51,500 57,000

15 47,000 ~52,000 57,500

16 48,000 ~52,500 58,000

17 48,500 ~53,500 58,500 ~64,000

18 49,500 ~54,000 59,000 ~65,000

19 50,000 ~54,500 60,000 ~65,500

20 51,000 ~55,500 60,500 ~66,00071,500

21 51,500 ~56,000 61,000 ~66,50072,500

22 52,500 ~56,500 61,500 ~67,00073,000

23 53,000 ~57,500 62,500 ~68,00073,500

24 54,000 ~58,000 63,000 ~68,50074,000

25 54,500 ~58,500 63,500 ~69,00074,500

26 55,500 ~59,500 64,000 ~69,50075,000

27 56,000 ~60,000 65,000 ~70,00076,000

28 57,000 ~60,500 65,500 ~71,00076,500

29 57,500 ~61,500 66,000 ~71,50077,000

30 58,500 ~62,000 66,500 ~72,00077,500

31 59,000 ~62,500 67,500 ~72,50078,000

32 60,000 ~63,500 68,000 ~73,00078,500

33 ~64,000 68,500 ~74,00079,500

34 ~64,500 69,500 ~74,50080,000

35 ~65,500 70,000 ~75,000

36 ~68,000 70,500 ~75,500

37 ~68,000 71,000 ~76,000

38 ~68,000 72,000 ~77,000

39 ~68,000 72,500 ~77,500

40 ~68,500 73,000 ~78,000

41 ~69,500 73,500 ~78,500

42 ~70,000 74,000 ~79,000

43 ~70,500 75,000 ~80,000

44 ~71,500 75,500

45 ~72,000 76,000

46 ~72,500 76,500

47 ~73,500 77,500

48 ~74,000 78,000

49 ~74,500 78,500

50 ~75,500 79,000

51 ~76,000 80,000

52 ~76,500

53 ~77,500

54 ~78,000

55 ~78,500

56 ~79,500

57 ~80,000

b. The maximum gross weight allowed to be carried on a vehicle or combination of vehicles on nonprimary highways is as follows:

NONPRIMARY HIGHWAYS — MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TABLE

Distance

in feet 2 Axles 3 Axles ~4 Axles 5 Axles ~6 Axles7 Axles

4 34,000

5 34,000

6 34,000

7 34,000 34,000

8 34,000 34,000

8’1” 38,000 42,000

9 39,000 42,500

10 40,000 43,500 ~45,000

11 44,000 ~46,000

12 45,000 ~47,000

13 45,500 ~48,000 48,500

14 46,500 ~49,000 49,500

15 47,000 ~50,000 50,500

16 48,000 ~51,000 51,500

17 48,500 ~52,000 52,500 ~54,000

18 49,500 ~53,000 53,500 ~55,000

19 50,000 ~54,500 54,500 ~56,000

20 51,000 ~55,500 55,500 ~57,000

21 51,500 ~56,000 56,500 ~58,000

22 52,500 ~56,500 57,500 ~59,000

23 53,000 ~57,500 58,500 ~60,000

24 54,000 ~58,000 59,500 ~61,000

25 54,500 ~58,500 60,500 ~62,000

26 55,500 ~59,500 61,500 ~63,000

27 56,000 ~60,000 62,500 ~64,000

28 57,000 ~60,500 63,500 ~65,000

29 57,500 ~61,500 64,500 ~66,000

30 58,500 ~62,000 65,500 ~67,000

31 59,000 ~62,500 66,500 ~68,000

32 60,000 ~63,500 67,500 ~69,000

33 ~64,000 68,500 ~70,000

34 ~64,500 69,500 ~71,000

35 ~65,500 70,000 ~72,000

36 ~68,000 70,500 ~73,000

37 ~68,000 71,000 ~74,000

38 ~68,000 72,000 ~75,000

39 ~68,000 72,500 ~76,000

40 ~68,500 73,000 ~77,000

41 ~69,500 73,500 ~78,00078,000

42 ~70,000 74,000 ~79,00079,000

43 ~70,500 75,000 ~80,00080,000

44 ~71,500 75,500

45 ~72,000 76,000

46 ~72,500 76,500

47 ~73,500 77,500

48 ~74,000 78,000

49 ~74,500 78,500

50 ~75,500 79,000

51 ~76,000 80,000

52 ~76,500

53 ~77,500

54 ~78,000

55 ~78,500

56 ~79,500

57 ~80,000

c. (1) The maximum gross weight allowed to be carried on a commercial motor vehicle, other than a special truck, on noninterstate highways, provided the vehicle is operated by a person with a commercial driver’s license valid for the vehicle operated unless section 321.176A applies, is as follows:

NONINTERSTATE HIGHWAYS

MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TABLE

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE

Distance in feet 6 Axles 7 Axles

~44 80,500 80,500

~45 81,000 81,500

~46 81,500 82,500

~47 82,000 83,500

~48 83,000 84,000

~49 83,500 85,000

~50 84,000 86,000

~51 84,500 87,000

~52 85,000 88,000

~53 86,000 88,500

~54 86,500 89,500

~55 87,000 90,500

~56 87,500 91,500

~57 88,000 92,000

~58 89,000 93,000

~59 89,500 94,000

~60 90,000 95,000

~61 95,500

~62 96,000

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the maximum gross weight allowed to be carried on a noninterstate highway by a livestock vehicle with five axles, a minimum distance in feet between the centers of the first and fifth axles of sixty-one feet, and a minimum distance between the two rear axles of at least eight feet and one inch is eighty-six thousand pounds.

d. For the purposes of the maximum gross weight tables in paragraphs “a”, “b”, and “c”, distance in feet is the measured distance in feet between the centers of the extreme axles of any group of axles, rounded to the nearest whole foot.

e. (1) The maximum gross weight allowed to be carried on a tracked implement of husbandry when operated on a noninterstate highway bridge is as follows:

NONINTERSTATE HIGHWAY BRIDGES

MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TABLE

TRACKED IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

Length of Track in Feet ~Weight in Pounds

~4 ~34,000

~5 ~34,000

~6 ~34,000

~7 ~34,000

~8 ~42,000

~9 ~42,500

~10 ~45,000

~11 ~46,000

~12 ~47,000

~13 ~48,500

~14 ~49,500

~15 ~50,500

~16 ~51,500

~17 ~54,000

~18 ~55,000

~19 ~56,000

~20 ~57,000

~21 ~58,000

~22 ~59,000

~23 ~60,000

~24 ~61,000

~25 ~62,000

~26 ~63,000

~27 ~64,000

~28 ~65,000

~29 ~66,000

~30 ~67,000

~31 ~68,000

~32 ~69,000

~33 ~70,000

~34 ~71,000

~35 ~72,000

~36 ~73,000

~37 ~74,000

~38 ~75,000

~39 ~76,000

~40 ~77,000

~41 ~78,000

~42 ~79,000

~43 ~80,000

(2) “Length of track in feet” means the length of track on one side of the tracked implement of husbandry which is in contact with the ground or roadway surface.

7. The weight on any one axle, including a tandem axle, of a vehicle which is transporting livestock on highways not part of the interstate system may exceed the legal maximum weight given in this chapter providing that the gross weight on any particular group of axles on such vehicle does not exceed the gross weight allowable under this chapter for such groups of axles.

8. The weight on any one axle, including a tandem axle, of a vehicle which is transporting raw materials from a designated borrow site to a construction project or transporting raw materials from a construction project, and which is operating on a highway that is not part of the interstate system and along a route of travel approved by the department or the appropriate local authority, may exceed the legal maximum weight otherwise allowed under this chapter by ten percent if the gross weight on any particular group of axles on the vehicle does not exceed the gross weight allowed under this chapter for that group of axles. If the vehicle exceeds the ten percent tolerance allowed under this subsection, the fine shall be computed on the difference between the actual weight and the ten percent tolerance weight allowed for the axle or tandem axle.

9. A vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting materials or equipment on nonprimary highways to or from a construction project or commercial plant site may operate under the maximum gross weight table for primary highways in subsection 6, paragraph “a”, if the route is approved by the appropriate local authority. Route approval is not required if the vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting materials or equipment to or from a construction project or commercial plant site complies with the maximum gross weight table for noninterstate highways in subsection 6, paragraph “c”.

10. A vehicle designed to tow wrecked or disabled vehicles shall be exempt from the weight limitations in this section while the vehicle is towing a wrecked or disabled vehicle.

11. a. A person who operates a vehicle in violation of this section, and an owner, or any other person, employing or otherwise directing the operator of a vehicle, who requires or knowingly permits the operation of a vehicle in violation of this section shall be fined according to the following schedule:

AXLE, TANDEM AXLE, AND GROUP OF AXLES

WEIGHT VIOLATIONS

Pounds Overloaded Amount of Fine

Up to and including 1,000 pounds $12

Over 1,000 pounds up to and

including 2,000 pounds $22

Over 2,000 pounds up to and

including 3,000 pounds $155

Over 3,000 pounds up to and

including 4,000 pounds $240

Over 4,000 pounds up to and

including 5,000 pounds $375

Over 5,000 pounds up to and

including 6,000 pounds $585

Over 6,000 pounds up to and

including 7,000 pounds $850

Over 7,000 pounds up to and

including 8,000 pounds $950

Over 8,000 pounds up to and

including 9,000 pounds $1,050

Over 9,000 pounds up to and

including 10,000 pounds $1,150

Over 10,000 pounds up to and

including 11,000 pounds $1,300

Over 11,000 pounds up to and

including 12,000 pounds $1,400

Over 12,000 pounds up to and

including 13,000 pounds $1,500

Over 13,000 pounds up to and

including 14,000 pounds $1,600

Over 14,000 pounds up to and

including 15,000 pounds $1,700

Over 15,000 pounds up to and

including 16,000 pounds $1,800

Over 16,000 pounds up to and

including 17,000 pounds $1,900

Over 17,000 pounds up to and

including 18,000 pounds $2,000

Over 18,000 pounds up to and

including 19,000 pounds $2,100

Over 19,000 pounds up to and

including 20,000 pounds $2,200

Over 20,000 pounds $2,200 plus ten cents

per pound in excess

of 20,000 pounds

b. Fines for gross weight violations for vehicles or combinations of vehicles shall be assessed at one-half of the fine rate schedule for axle, tandem axle, and groups of axles weight violations.

c. Except as otherwise provided, the amount of the fine to be assessed shall be computed on the difference between the actual weight and the maximum legal weight specified in this section.

d. The schedule of fines may be assessed in addition to any other penalties provided for in this chapter.

12. Overloads on axles and tandem axles and overloads on groups of axles or on an entire vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be considered as separate violations of the provisions of this section.

13. A person shall not issue or execute, or cause to be issued or executed, a bill of lading, manifest, or shipping document of any kind which states a false weight of the cargo set forth on such bill, manifest, or document, which is less than the actual weight of the cargo.

14. a. A person operating a vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with a retractable axle may raise the axle when necessary to negotiate a turn, provided that the retractable axle is lowered within one thousand feet following completion of the turn. This paragraph does not apply to a vehicle or combination of vehicles operated on an interstate highway, including a ramp to or from an interstate highway, or on a bridge.

b. A vehicle or combination of vehicles operated with a retractable axle raised as permitted under paragraph “a” is exempt from the weight limitations of this section as long as the vehicle or combination of vehicles is in compliance with the weight limitations of this section when the retractable axle is lowered.

c. This subsection does not prohibit the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with a retractable axle with the retractable axle raised when the vehicle or combination of vehicles is in compliance with the weight limitations of this section with the retractable axle raised.

15. A person who violates this section commits a simple misdemeanor.

[C24, 27, 31, 35, §5065; C39, §5035.12; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §321.463; 81 Acts, ch 110, §1, ch 111]

89 Acts, ch 200, §1, 2; 92 Acts, ch 1238, §35; 94 Acts, ch 1199, §79; 95 Acts, ch 118, §26; 96 Acts, ch 1089, §4; 97 Acts, ch 100, §5, 12; 97 Acts, ch 104, §22; 98 Acts, ch 1103, §2; 98 Acts, ch 1178, §6, 7; 99 Acts, ch 108, §7; 2000 Acts, ch 1016, §17; 2000 Acts, ch 1040, §1; 2001 Acts, ch 32, §23 – 25; 2002 Acts, ch 1063, §33, 55; 2005 Acts, ch 20, §5 – 7, 12, 13; 2007 Acts, ch 143, §17; 2009 Acts, ch 133, §121; 2010 Acts, ch 1139, §1; 2010 Acts, ch 1140, §16, 17; 2013 Acts, ch 27, §1; 2013 Acts, ch 140, §62; 2017 Acts, ch 29, §96; 2017 Acts, ch 149, §2

Referred to in §312.2, §321.453, §321.457, §321.459, §321.473, §321E.2, §321E.7, §321E.8, §321E.8A, §321E.9, §321E.9A, §321E.16, §321E.17, §321E.29, §321E.29A, §321E.30, §805.8A(12)(e)

For scheduled fines listed in subsection 11, violations are charged and fines are applied pursuant to §805.8A, subsection 12, paragraph~e

NEW subsection 5 and former subsection 5 amended and renumbered as 6

Former subsections 6 – 14 renumbered as 7 – 15

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