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Register February 2013 No. 686
Chapter Trans 262
Trans 262.01   Purpose.
Trans 262.02   Definitions.
Trans 262.03   Permit application.
Trans 262.04   Eligibility.
Trans 262.05   Validity.
Trans 262.06   Registration requirements.
Trans 262.07   Driver and operating requirements.
Trans 262.08   Maximum size, weight and loading limitations.
Trans 262.09   Equipment requirements.
Trans 262.10   Times of operation.
Trans 262.11   Power unit change.
Trans 262.12   Insurance and liability conditions.
Trans 262.13   General conditions and requirements.
Trans 262.14   Denial, suspension or revocation of permit.
Trans 262.01 Trans 262.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish standards and procedures for the issuance of backhaul permits, pursuant to s. 348.26 (6), Stats.
Trans 262.01 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 262.02 Trans 262.02Definitions.
Trans 262.02(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 262.02(2) (2) As used in this chapter:
Trans 262.02(2)(a) (a) “Backhaul" means to transport different loads by the same motor vehicle on the trip to its original destination and on its return trip.
Trans 262.02(2)(b) (b) “Issuing authority" means the department of transportation.
Trans 262.02(2)(c) (c) “Permit" means a backhaul permit authorized under s. 348.26 (6), Stats.
Trans 262.02 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 262.03 Trans 262.03Permit application.
Trans 262.03(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 262.03(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 262.03(2)(a) (a) In person, at the department's central or region offices.
Trans 262.03(2)(b) (b) By mail, addressed to the department's central office.
Trans 262.03(2)(c) (c) By the telephone call in-procedure, described in ch. Trans 275.
Trans 262.03(2)(d) (d) By authorized permit service.
Trans 262.03 Note Note: Permit application procedures are in s. Trans 250.025
Trans 262.03 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 262.04 Trans 262.04Eligibility.
Trans 262.04(1) (1) An issuing authority may issue a permit for the transportation of a legal size and legal weight load on an oversize vehicle or combination of vehicles, provided that the vehicle or combination of vehicles has a multiple or single trip oversize permit for the transportation of an oversize load in the direction opposite to the backhaul permit and actually transports an oversize load in that direction.
Trans 262.04 Note Note: Legal sizes are set forth in ch. 348 and s. 349.16, Stats.
Trans 262.04 Note Note: As an example, if an overwide crawler tractor is transported under permit between a storage area and a job site, then a backhaul permit may be issued for the transportation of an industrial air compressor in the opposite direction.
Trans 262.04 Note The overwide crawler must actually be transported. The 2 trips must be part of the same round trip by the permitted vehicle. The transportation of the air compressor may be in either direction, but must be in the direction opposite to that of the movement of the crawler. The transportation of the air compressor may precede or follow in time the transportation of the crawler tractor.
Trans 262.04(2) (2) A permit may not authorize the operation of more than 2 vehicles in combination.
Trans 262.04(3) (3) An issuing authority may issue a permit only for a vehicle equipped with pneumatic tires.
Trans 262.04(4) (4) 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 262.04 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 262.05 Trans 262.05Validity.
Trans 262.05(1) (1) A permit is valid only for the vehicle described in the application and permit.
Trans 262.05(2) (2) A permit is valid only on the route specified in the permit.
Trans 262.05(3) (3) An issuing authority may suspend a permit, or any of its conditions, because of seasonal highway conditions.
Trans 262.05 Note Note: Examples of seasonal highway conditions include spring thaw, flooding, and traffic congestion.
Trans 262.05(4) (4) No condition of a permit may modify any law or regulation limiting loads because of local conditions, including load limits on bridges and highways, seasonal weight restrictions, or load limits imposed because of construction.
Trans 262.05(5) (5) A permit is not valid during periods when adverse weather or road conditions, such as fog, smoke, heavy rain, snow or ice, or wind velocity, impair the safety of a movement under the permit.
Trans 262.05 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 262.06 Trans 262.06Registration requirements.
Trans 262.06(1) (1) A vehicle operating under a permit shall be registered as required by Wisconsin statutes, and shall be registered at not less than the permit weight or at the maximum available registration weight, whichever is less.
Trans 262.06(2) (2) All other operational permits required by the department or other agencies having jurisdiction shall be obtained.
Trans 262.06 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register, August, 1996, No. 488.
Trans 262.07 Trans 262.07Driver and operating requirements.
Trans 262.07(1)(1) The driver of a vehicle operating under a permit shall carry the permit in the vehicle to which [it] applies and shall have the permit available for inspection by any police officer, representative of the issuing authority, or person in charge of the maintenance of the highway being used.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.