Farm equipment transportation rules advanced

Load restrictions would be relaxed for farm equipment haulers under a bill advanced to select file March 24.

LB1039, introduced by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas, would allow farm equipment dealers to designate commercial haulers as their agents when moving their equipment. Haulers would be required to carry documentation signed by the dealers identifying them as dealer representatives.

The bill also would permit commercial haulers to follow the same width, height and length restrictions reserved specifically for farm equipment dealers.

Dubas said bill would save commercial haulers the time and expense of filing for additional permits currently needed to haul agricultural equipment.

Senators advanced the bill on a 33-0 vote.

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