Trucks - 10.12

10.12.010 Definitions

The following terms, as used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings hereinafter designated unless the context specifically indicates otherwise or unless such meaning is excluded by express provision:

  1. “Immediate area of operation” means a segment of a restricted route between successive intersecting streets, including any restricted route which provides the only practical access to that segment of the restricted route
  2. “Engine brake” means for the purpose of this section, any device mounted on or adjacent to the engine of a commercial motor vehicle which, when employed, reduces engine speed and causes the vehicle to slow without use of the vehicle’s braking system.
  3. “Official traffic control devices” means all signs, signals, markings, and devices, not inconsistent with state law, placed or displayed by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.
  4.  “Restricted route” means any street, highway, public way or portion thereof prohibited to the operation of through truck traffic.
  5. “Road machinery” means those vehicles, self-propelled or otherwise, which are not designed primarily for the transportation of persons or cargo over the public highways and those motor vehicles which may have originally been designed for the transportation of persons but which have been redesigned or modified by the mounting thereon of special equipment or machinery, and which may be only incidentally operated or moved over the public highways. This definition includes but is not limited to wheeled vehicles commonly used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of roadways and the digging of ditches.
  6. “Road tractor” means every motor vehicle designed and used for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry any load thereon either independently or any part of the weight of a vehicle or load so drawn.
  7. Semi-trailer” means any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, which is designed to be used in conjunction with a truck tractor so that some party of its own weight and that of its cargo load rests upon or is carried by such truck tractor, and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways.
  8. “Street or highway” means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel, or the entire width of every way declared to be a public street or highway by any law of this State.
  9. “Through truck traffic” means operation of a truck without origin or destination in the immediate area of operation.
  10. “Truck” means any motor vehicle equipped with a body designed to carry property and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways, except privately owned recreational motor vehicles, in excess of ten thousand pounds gross vehicle weight rating (G.V.W.R.). 
  11. “Truck tractor” means any motor vehicle which is generally and commonly designed and used to draw a semi-trailer and its cargo over the public highways.
  12. “Vehicle” means any device which is capable of moving itself, or being moved, from place to place upon wheels or endless tracks; but such term shall not mean or include any farm tractor or any implement or husbandry designed primarily or exclusively for use and used in agricultural operations, or any device moved by muscular power, or moved exclusively over stationary rails or tracks, or designed to move primarily through the air.