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Definition of an Intrastate Commercial Motor Vehicle

On March 20, 2017, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 1061 and it became effective on the same date. This bill changes the definition in 42-4-235(1)(a)(l) of an intrastate commercial motor vehicle in Colorado from 10,001 pounds or more to 16,001 pounds or more. However, it does not relieve companies utilizing those vehicles from all regulations. There are three safety clauses to this law that all companies must continue to perform. For those vehicles, that would be commercial motor vehicles except for the fact the weight limit has changed (10,001 pounds to 16,000 pounds), operators must:

1. Conduct Annual Vehicle Inspections
2. Maintain Load Securement requirements
3. Maintain use of Coupling Devices

This law does not change any regulations for Interstate Commercial Vehicles.  View Frequently Asked Questions.

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