Governor Ducey Signs Law Changing the Definition of an Intrastate Commercial Motor Vehicle
On May 16, 2018, Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2455 (HB2455) into law. The new law becomes effective on August 3, 2018. This bill changes the definition in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-5201(1)(A) of an intrastate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in Arizona from 18,001 pounds or more to 26,001 pounds or more.
“The passage of HB2455 was a priority for the Arizona Trucking Association and it is a huge win for businesses operating medium duty trucks,” stated ATA President and CEO, Tony Bradley. “HB2455 eliminates expensive and unnecessary regulatory burdens for thousands of small businesses operating medium duty trucks in Arizona. On behalf of the members of the Arizona trucking industry and the business community, I want to thank our bill sponsor, Rep. David Cook, for sponsoring HB2455 and understanding the importance of this legislation.”
Vehicles that do not meet the definition of a CMV are no longer subjected to the requirements of ARS Title 28, Chapter 14 – Motor Carrier Safety. This legislative change also exempts this classification of vehicle from the state’s adoption of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the other CMV regulations found in Arizona Administrative Code Title 17, Chapter 5, Article 2. However, medium duty vehicles remain subject to the remainder of ARS Title 28 and equipment is specifically regulated by Title 28, Chapter 3, Article 16.
Please note: This law does not change any regulations for Interstate Commercial Vehicles.
The new law takes effect on August 3, 2018, you must follow the existing law until then.