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Register February 2013 No. 686
Chapter Trans 256
SINGLE TRIP TRAILER-TRAIN PERMITS
Trans 256.01   Purpose.
Trans 256.02   Definitions.
Trans 256.03   Permit application.
Trans 256.04   Permit amendments.
Trans 256.05   Eligibility.
Trans 256.06   Validity.
Trans 256.07   Registration requirements.
Trans 256.08   Driver and operating requirements.
Trans 256.09   Maximum size and loading limitations.
Trans 256.10   Flag requirements.
Trans 256.11   Times of operation.
Trans 256.12   Route limitations.
Trans 256.13   Power unit change.
Trans 256.14   Insurance and liability conditions.
Trans 256.15   General conditions and requirements.
Trans 256.16   Denial, suspension or revocation of permit.
Trans 256.01 Trans 256.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish standards and procedures for the issuance of single trip trailer-train permits, pursuant to s. 348.26 (3), Stats.
Trans 256.01 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 256.02 Trans 256.02Definitions.
Trans 256.02(1) (1) Unless otherwise stated, the definitions of words and phrases in ss. 340.01 and 348.01 (2), Stats., and s. Trans 250.02 apply to this chapter.
Trans 256.02(2) (2) As used in this chapter:
Trans 256.02(2)(a) (a) “Issuing authority” means the department of transportation, or the officer in charge of maintenance of local highways.
Trans 256.02 Note Note: The officer in charge of maintenance of local highways varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and may include the county highway commissioner; the city, town or village engineer; and the head of a city, town, or village transportation or public works department, or other person.
Trans 256.02(2)(b) (b) “Permit” means single trip trailer-train permits authorized under s. 348.26 (3), Stats.
Trans 256.02 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 256.03 Trans 256.03Permit application.
Trans 256.03(1) (1) An application for a permit shall be submitted to an issuing authority on a form approved by the department, and in accordance with s. 348.26, Stats.
Trans 256.03(2) (2) An application for a permit for the use of a state trunk highway shall be made to the department in any of the following ways:
Trans 256.03(2)(a) (a) In person, at the department's central or region offices.
Trans 256.03(2)(b) (b) By mail, addressed to the department's central office.
Trans 256.03(2)(c) (c) By the telephone call-in procedure, described in ch. Trans 275.
Trans 256.03(2)(d) (d) By authorized permit service.
Trans 256.03(3) (3) An application for a permit for the use of a highway maintained by a local authority shall be submitted to the applicable local authority in the manner prescribed by the local authority. An application for a permit for the use of a state trunk highway within the geographical boundaries of a local authority shall be submitted to the applicable local authority in the manner prescribed by the local authority.
Trans 256.03 Note Note: Permit application procedures are in s. Trans 250.025
Trans 256.03 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register February 2013 No. 686.
Trans 256.04 Trans 256.04Permit amendments.
Trans 256.04(1) (1) An application for an amendment to a permit shall be made to the issuing authority which issued the original permit.
Trans 256.04(2) (2) An application for an amendment may be made in the same manner as an application for an original permit.
Trans 256.04(3) (3) The request shall specify the permit number of the permit to be amended.
Trans 256.04(4) (4) A request for an extension of a permit may be made any time until the 3rd day after the expiration date of the permit.
Trans 256.04(5) (5) An issuing authority may grant only one extension to a permit.
Trans 256.04(6) (6) Except as provided in sub. (7), a permit issued for less than 2 weeks may be extended not more than 2 weeks.
Trans 256.04(7) (7) An issuing authority may extend a permit not more than 2 additional weeks where highway or other conditions remain unchanged, or as the issuing authority deems necessary.
Trans 256.04 Note Note: Limitations on the amendment of permits are in s. Trans 250.10.
Trans 256.04 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 256.05 Trans 256.05Eligibility.
Trans 256.05(1) (1) Any vehicle or vehicle and load to be considered as operating under a permit shall satisfy the requirements for a permit under s. 348.25, Stats.
Trans 256.05(2) (2) An issuing authority may issue a permit for empty trailer trains that are not reasonably divisible for purposes of movements to or from vehicle manufacturing, maintenance, repair, staging or terminal facilities.
Trans 256.05(3) (3) An issuing authority may not issue a permit for wagons used in connection with seasonal agricultural industries.
Trans 256.05(4) (4) A permit may not authorize the operation of more than 3 vehicles in combination.
Trans 256.05(5) (5) An issuing authority may issue a permit only for a vehicle equipped with pneumatic tires.
Trans 256.05(6) (6) The issuance of a permit is not a guarantee of the sufficiency of any highway or structure for the transporting of the vehicle, load, or vehicle and load.
Trans 256.05 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 256.06 Trans 256.06Validity.
Trans 256.06(1) (1) A permit is valid only for the route specified in the permit, which may include the return trip on the reverse route if requested and approved, and which includes the movement of the empty vehicle, whether or not oversize or overweight, to and from the place of pickup or delivery of the permitted load.
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