2011 WISCONSIN ACT 53
An Act to repeal 348.27 (5) (title); and to renumber and amend 348.27 (5) of the statutes; relating to: the maximum permissible length of vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials on highways.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
348.27 (5) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
348.27 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 348.07 (2) (k) and amended to read:
348.07 (2) (k) Except as further provided in this subsection, the department may issue an annual or consecutive month permit to Sixty feet for a single vehicle, and 120 feet for a 2-vehicle combination, used by a pipeline companies or operators or company or operator, public service corporations corporation, municipal utility, or cooperative association described in s. 196.01 (5) (b) 1., or by a motor carrier operating under contract with a pipeline company or operator, public service corporation, municipal utility, or cooperative association described in s. 196.01 (5) (b) 1., for transportation of poles, pipe, girders and similar materials and to companies and individuals hauling peeled or unpeeled pole-length forest products used in its business. Such permits issued to companies and individuals hauling peeled or unpeeled pole-length forest products shall limit the length of vehicle and load to a maximum of 10 feet in excess of the limitations in s. 348.07 (1) and shall be valid only on a class "A" highway as defined in s. 348.15 (1). Permits issued to companies or individuals hauling pole-length forest products may not exempt such companies or individuals from the maximum limitations on vehicle load imposed by this chapter.
(1) This act first applies to vehicles operated on the effective date of this subsection.