Wisconsin proposes truck legislation

| Thursday, October 18, 2001

Rep. Peggy Krusick (D-Milwaukee) introduced a bill earlier this month that would require all bulk materials loads on commercial vehicles to be covered. The bill also requires mudguards be applied to trucks with dump bodies.

AB526 requires that a load of bulk material, such as sand, gravel or dirt that is not in containers be covered to prevent the load from dropping or sifting from the vehicle. Failure to comply could result in a $20 to $400 fine. Privately owned motor trucks and semis equipped with dump bodies are required to be equipped with mudguards. Failure to comply could result in a $100 to $200 fine.

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