Currently, trucks hauling certain agricultural goods are allowed to carry up to 80,000 pounds per load, with a five percent variance, giving the trucks an additional 4,000 pounds.
On Sine Die, the General Assembly passed HB 189, pursuant to a conference committee report. The bill:
- Allows timber and agricultural trucks to haul up to 88,000 pounds
- Gives local governments very limited and narrow local enforcement to stop trucks
- Implements a two-year sunset
- Prevents 88,000-pound trucks from traversing metro-Atlanta counties