A bill in Illinois that would change the weight limits for
propane delivery trucks has been tabled by its sponsor.
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.
Previously, propane trucks were held to the general Illinois
standard of 18,000 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 measure was introduced earlier this month by Rep. Joseph
Lyons, D-Chicago. A legislative official confirmed that Lyons had tabled the
bill, effectively removing it from consideration. It had been approved by the
House Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee and was nearing a House floor