Saturday, February 25, 2023

Oconee County Commission Chair Voices Opposition To Georgia House Bill Allowing Increased Truck Weights On County Roads

***Says Increased Weight Will Add Costs To County***

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell said on Friday that he remains opposed to House Bill 189, which has been revised to allow commercial trucks with only specified types of cargo to exceed the current weight limit on roads throughout the state.

Daniell had sided with the Georgia Department of Transportation in opposing the original version of Georgia House Bill 189 that would have increased the weight limit of all commercial trucks on state and local roads from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds.