A new bill in Illinois would increase the weight limits for trucks used to deliver propane.
Under the bill, HB232, a single unit truck could have a single axle weight of 22,000 pounds, and a tandem axle weight of 40,000 pounds. The new standard applies to trucks traveling on non-designated highways.
The measure was introduced earlier this month by Rep. Joseph Lyons, D-Chicago.
Previously, propane trucks were bound by the general Illinois standard of 18,000 pounds on a single axle, 32,000 pounds on a tandem axle, and 73,280 pounds gross vehicle weight. The federal highway standard is 20,000 pounds on a single axle, 34,000 on a tandem axle and 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
The bill is now before the House Rules Committee.