shall do all of the following:
(a) Pay any
claim for any bodily injury or property damage resulting from operation under
the permit for which the permittee is legally responsible.
(b) Hold the state, its subdivisions,
officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim that may arise from
operation over public highways under the permit.
(c) Be liable for all damage which any
highway or its appurtenances may sustain by reason of any operation under the
department may waive insurance requirements for permits issued to units of
(3) Where a certificate
of insurance is required, no insurer may cancel the certificate of insurance
without providing the department 10 days advance written notice of the
amounts are required under sub. (5), the permittee shall carry insurance in
either of the following minimum amounts:
When the permitted load is not overweight by more than 25%:
Bodily injury liability - each person $150,000 or
Bodily injury liability - each accident $450,000 combined
Property damage liability - each accident $300,000 limit
When the permitted load
exceeds the weight limitations in par. (a):
Bodily injury liability - each person $200,000 or
Bodily injury liability - each accident $600,000 combined
Property damage liability - each accident $400,000 limit
(5) The department may
require a permittee to provide more bodily injury or damage liability coverage
than the minimum amounts specified in sub. (4).
(6) A permittee shall certify, and may be
required to present satisfactory written evidence, that the amount of insurance
coverage required under sub. (4) or (5), or a bond in a form satisfactory to
the department, shall be in effect for the vehicle and load designated in the
permit while operating on the public highway, unless this requirement is
expressly waived by the department.