2019 Uncodified Acts

2019 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to direct the Commissioner of Highways to report certain data on overweight trucks.

[H 2800]

Approved March 14, 2019


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The Commissioner of Highways shall report annually by December 1 to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Commonwealth Transportation Board regarding the operation of overweight vehicles on highways of the Commonwealth. The report shall include, at a minimum, (i) data regarding the frequency and severity of incidents and crashes involving overweight trucks compared to other trucks, (ii) the maintenance and infrastructure needs of routes frequently used by overweight trucks and comparison of such needs to similar routes not frequented by such trucks, and (iii) the estimated number of additional vehicle miles that would be necessary if such vehicles were not permitted to carry overweight loads.  In submitting the report, the Commissioner shall indicate if additional data is needed to provide further reports, and if so, include a proposal for additional data collection. Nothing herein shall be construed to require the Commissioner to prospectively gather additional data not already collected by the Commissioner or any transportation agency.

2. That the provisions of this act shall expire on January 1, 2021.