Saddlemount Combinations

ASSEMBLY BILL 2906 – Driveaway-Towaway Combination
AB 2906, authorizes a saddlemount combination engaged in a driveaway-towaway operation, as defined in Section 303 of the California Vehicle Code, to not exceed 97 feet in length.   Copied below is the California Vehicle Code language that became effective January 1, 2017.

NEW DRIVEAWAY-TOWAWAY COMBINATIONS: LIMITATIONS

The California Vehicle Code (CVC) section that was in effect on January 1, 2017, is posted as the chaptered AB 2906 on the California Legislative Information website:

35401.9 Notwithstanding Section 35401, a driveaway-towaway combination, as described in Section 303, shall not exceed 97 feet in length when transporting up to three saddle-mounted vehicles and one full-mounted vehicle.

HISTORY

Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 658.13:

(e)(1)(iii) Drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combinations are considered to be specialized equipment. No State shall impose an overall length limit of less or more than 97 feet on such combinations. This provision applies to drive-away saddlemount combinations with up to three saddlemounted vehicles. Such combinations may include one fullmount. Saddlemount combinations must also comply with the applicable motor carrier safety regulations at 49 CFR parts 390-399.