Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 263.06 - Validity

Current through March 28, 2022

A permit issued under this chapter is valid only if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) PERMITTED VEHICLE ONLY. It is used for the vehicle described in the application and permit.
(2) PERMIT CONDITIONS FOLLOWED. All conditions of the permit are met, including all maximum axle, axle combination, total weight limitations, and restrictions on speed, time or route of travel.
(3) VEHICLE ELIGIBLE FOR PERMIT. The vehicle meets all the requirements of this chapter.
(4) AREA OF OPERATION. The vehicle is operated in Wisconsin on the route designated in the permit.
(5) OPERATION ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS PROHIBITED. This permit is not valid on highways designated as part of the national system of interstate and defense highways.
(6) OPERATION ON STATE TRUNK HIGHWAYS RESTRICTED. This permit is valid for operation on not more than 2.5 miles of any state trunk highway.
(7) LAWFUL OPERATION. The driver of the vehicle is obeying all Wisconsin laws contained in chs. 194 and 340 to 349, Stats., and chs. Trans 305 and 325 to 327.
(8) PERMIT CARRIED ON VEHICLE. The driver carries the permit with attached local road approval resolutions in the vehicle and available for inspection by any police officer, representative of the department or any local authority or person in charge of maintaining the highway being used.
(9) OBEY POSTED WEIGHT AND SPEED LIMITS. The vehicle does not exceed any posted weight limit for a bridge or highway or any temporary weight restriction due to construction or seasonal conditions, and does not exceed any posted speed limits.
(10) MINIMUM FOLLOWING DISTANCE MAINTAINED. The driver maintains a distance of 500 feet between the vehicle and any preceding vehicle on the highway, whenever reasonable and practical.
(11) ALLOW PASSING. The driver allows approaching or overtaking traffic to pass.
(12) INSURANCE MAINTAINED. Insurance on the vehicle is maintained in accordance with s. Trans 263.08.
(13) PROPER REGISTRATION. If the vehicle is required to be registered by Wisconsin law, registration shall be at not less than the permit weight or at the maximum available registration weight, whichever is less.
(14) OPERATION ON PAVEMENT SURFACE. The right wheels of the vehicle do not leave the roadway.
(15) ALCOHOL USE PROHIBITED. The driver may not do any of the following:
(a) Consume any alcohol beverage within 4 hours of being on duty time, regardless of alcohol content.
(b) Have an alcohol concentration above 0.0.
(c) Possess an intoxicating beverage, regardless of alcohol content.

Note: Section 346.63(7) (a), Stats., is applicable to all drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

(16) DRIVER PROPERLY LICENSED. The driver holds all required licenses bearing the proper classes and endorsements needed to operate the vehicle.
(17) ALL OTHER NEEDED PERMITS OBTAINED. All other operational permits required by the department or other agencies having jurisdiction over the highways used by the permittee are obtained.
(18) ADVERSE WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. A permit is not valid during periods when adverse weather or road conditions, such as fog, smoke, heavy rain, snow or ice, or wind velocity, impair the safety of a movement under the permit.
(19) MOTOR CARRIER AND DESIGNATED ROUTE. As stated in s. 348.27(15) (b), Stats., this permit is valid only for the motor carrier on behalf of which the load is carried; only from the origin and to the destination cited in the permit application; and only on the route designated in the permit application.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 263.06
EmR0818: emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-08; CR 08-058: cr. Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08.

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