HF 14 – Retractable Axle Bill Passes

AAI has actively lobbied in favor of HF 14 and SF 239, which were mirror transportation bills concerning the lifting of retractable axles.

This legislation will allow a vehicle or combination of vehicles to raise a retractable axel when necessary to negotiate a turn, provided the retractable axel is lowered within 1,000 feet of completing the turn. Such a vehicle is exempt from axle weight limitations while making the turn with a raised retractable axle, so long as the vehicle is in compliance when the retractable axle is lowered.

AAI’s legislative team is happy to report that this bill was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday afternoon and has been sent to Governor Branstad for signature.