601 KAR 35:060. Extended weight coal haul decals.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 177.9771

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 177.9771

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 177.9771 permits a decal to be purchased for a coal truck to allow the vehicle to operate in excess of the legal maximum weight limit on roads and road segments designated as part of the extended weight coal haul road system. This administrative regulation sets forth the procedures to be followed in applying for and placement of this decal.

 

      Section 1. The issuing agency for the decal authorized by KRS 177.9771 shall be the Department of Vehicle Regulation, Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing. Application shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the department. This application shall contain at least the following information:

      (1) The name and address of the vehicle owner;

      (2) Name of registrant if other than the owner (applies to International Registration Plan registrants only);

      (3) Vehicle identification number of the vehicle;

      (4) Axle arrangement of the vehicle;

      (5) Signature of the applicant; and

      (6) Current registration license plate number of the vehicle, current registration receipt or other proof of current registration.

 

      Section 2. The department shall not issue a decal for use on a vehicle which does not have a current registration for 80,000 pounds. An out-of-state applicant for a decal for a vehicle which has been registered under the International Registration Plan shall provide the department with proof that the vehicle for which the decal is being purchased has a current registration with a declared gross weight of at least 80,000 pounds.

 

      Section 3. A decal shall not be issued for use on any vehicle which is not registered in Kentucky or which has not been registered through another jurisdiction under the International Registration Plan.

 

      Section 4. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person but payment shall be received by the department prior to the issuance of the decal. Payment shall be made by certified check, cashiers check, or money order if applying by mail. Checks shall be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Cash will be accepted for the payment if the applicant appears in person.

 

      Section 5. A decal shall be valid from the date of purchase until April 30 of the year for which the decal is issued. The decals which are effective until March 31, 1990 shall be valid through April 30, 1990. The department shall not charge a fee for this one (1) month extension.

 

      Section 6. Proration of the decal fee shall be according to the following schedule:

PURCHASE

MONTH

TANDEM AXLE

90,000 LBS.

TRIDEM AXLE

100,000 LBS.

May

$160.00

$260.00

June

146.67

238.33

July

133.33

216.67

August

120.00

195.00

September

106.67

173.33

October

93.33

151.67

November

80.00

130.00

December

66.67

108.33

January

53.33

86.67

February

40.00

65.00

March

26.67

43.33

April

13.33

21.67

 

TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER

PURCHASE

MONTH

FIVE OR MORE AXLES

120,000 LBS.

INCREMENTAL

WEIGHT

May

$360.00

$10.00

June

330.00

9.17

July

300.00

8.33

August

270.00

7.50

September

240.00

6.67

October

210.00

5.83

November

180.00

5.00

December

150.00

4.17

January

120.00

3.33

February

90.00

2.50

March

60.00

1.67

April

30.00

.83

 

      Section 7. The decal shall be placed on the door of the driver's side of the vehicle. The decal shall be permanently affixed on the left side of the door immediately below the window glass using the decal adhesive.

 

      Section 8. A decal issued for a particular axle configuration shall be placed only on a vehicle having that axle configuration.

 

      Section 9. If the motor vehicle for which a decal has been issued by the Department of Vehicle Regulation becomes destroyed, stolen, or disabled within thirty (30) days subsequent to the application for the decal, the unused decal may be returned to the department and the application therefore withdrawn.

 

      Section 10. The decal shall remain with the vehicle, even upon transfer of ownership of the vehicle. (13 Ky.R. 1684; eff. 4-14-87; Am. 16 Ky.R. 1246; eff. 2-3-90.)