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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[CC 1987 §76.800]
No motor vehicle, except combination of tractor and semi-trailer, the gross weight of which, including load, is more than twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds, and no combination of tractor and semi-trailer, the gross weight of which, including load, is more than thirty-eight thousand (38,000) pounds, and no motor vehicle having a greater weight than sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds on one (1) axle, and no motor vehicle having a load of over six hundred (600) pounds per inch width of tire upon any wheel concentrated upon the surface of the highway said width in the case of rubber tires, both solid and pneumatic to be measured between the flanges of the rim, shall be operated on the streets of this City; provided, a combination of tractor and semi-trailer shall be considered a vehicle of six (6) wheels for the purpose of computing the distribution of the load.
Whenever by reason of thawing of frost, or rains, or due to new construction the roads are in a soft condition, the maximum weights on all vehicles mentioned in the preceding Section, including trucks, tractors, trailers and semitrailers and other vehicles therein mentioned may be limited by the Public Works Director to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve the road under such conditions; and said Director shall give due notice thereof by posting notices at convenient and public places along said road or roads or parts thereof which are subject to said regulations and reduction of weights.
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to see that the provisions of Sections 380.310 and 380.320 are enforced, and any Police Officer shall have the power to arrest on sight or upon a warrant any person found violating or having violated the provisions of said Sections.
The Police Department is hereby given the power to stop any such conveyance or vehicle as above described upon the public highway for the purpose of determining whether such vehicle is loaded in excess of the provisions of Sections 380.310 and 380.320, and if he/she finds such vehicle loaded in violation of the provisions thereof he/she shall have a right at that time and place to cause the excess load to be removed from such vehicle. When only an axle or a tandem axle group of a vehicle is overloaded, the operator shall be permitted to shift the load, if this will not overload some other axle or axles, without being charged with a violation. The operator of any vehicle shall be permitted to back up and reweigh, or to turn around and weigh from the opposite direction. Any operator whose vehicle is weighed and found to be within five percent (5%) of any legal limit may request and receive a weight ticket, memorandum or statement showing the weight or weights on each axle or any combinations of axles. Once a vehicle is found to be within the limits of Sections 380.310 and 380.320, after having been weighed on any State scale and there is no evidence that any cargo or fuel has been added, no violation shall occur, but a presumption shall exist that cargo or fuel has been added if upon reweighing on another State scale the total gross weight exceeds the applicable limits of Sections 380.310 and 380.320.
Any part of this Section which shall be construed to be in conflict with the axle or tandem axle load limits permitted by the Federal-Aid Highway Act, Section 127 of Title 23 of the United States Code (public law 85-767 85th Congress) shall be null, void and of no effect.
[CC 1987 §76.830]
No person shall drive, operate or propel any gasoline transport truck over, upon or in any street or alley of the City, if such gasoline transport truck has a capacity of over one thousand five hundred (1,500) gallons.