House approves Argall super load transport bill

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure on Tuesday sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that would allow private companies to assist with the movement of super-sized transport vehicles. Argall’s measure, Senate Bill 748, would remove the current mandate that the Pennsylvania State Police must escort any tractor-trailer transporting a load greater than 201,000 pounds, over 160 feet, and/or 16 feet wide. “This puts Pennsylvania in line with several other states,” Argall said. “The current law puts an unnecessary strain on the State Police. I’m thankful to see this commonsense reform on its way to the governor’s desk.” Argall’s bill requires safety standards and a certification process through PennDOT for private businesses seeking to assist in the transport of super load trailers.