Driver's License

Governor Wolf amends two bills related to the transportation industry

Pennsylvania Governor increases fines for improper driver’s license

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, signed in multiple bills this past Friday, June 28, 2019. Two of those bills, House Bill 384 and Senate Bill 338, are related to the transportation industry.

These two bill amendments may affect you if you are located in Pennsylvania and work in the transportation industry or if you are an individual operating, hauling or towing oversized loads.

First, the House Bill 384 was amended to increase the fine to $200 for driving a vehicle without the proper classed operator’s license.

Do I have the proper driver’s license?

There are many factors to consider when determining what type of driver’s license is required and this can vary by state. This bill only effects Pennsylvania residents, but it is important to be aware of the laws in your state.

If you are located in Pennsylvania and unsure if you have the proper license or think you may need a CDL for the vehicle you are operating, refer to our previous post, Determining class of CDL required. If you are located in another state outside of Pennsylvania or have further questions or concerns, you can contact us directly and our licensing and permitting team can assist you further.

Oversized loads

Second, the Senate Bill 338 was amended to increase the allowed width of farm vehicles from 16 to 18 feet—whether driven, hauled or towed—and also requires that the vehicle carry an “oversized load” sign with hazard lamps that have 360 degree visibility.

Written by carolynsnotary - July 2, 2019