Chapter 10.40


10.40.010    Truck routes.

10.40.010 Truck routes.

A.    Such streets and parts of streets as designated by any ordinance or resolution of this City are declared to be “truck traffic routes,” the use of which is permitted by any commercial vehicle or by any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons (10,000 pounds). The traffic engineer is authorized to designate such streets or street by appropriate signs as “truck traffic routes” for the movement of commercial vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons.

B.    When any such truck traffic route or routes are established and designated by appropriate signs, the operator of any commercial vehicle or any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons shall drive only on such route or routes excepting only when necessary to traverse another street or streets to a destination for the purpose of loading or unloading, but only by such deviation from the nearest truck route as is reasonably necessary. The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the railroad commission.

C.    It is unlawful for any commercial vehicle weighing more than five tons to drive upon, park on or use any street not designated as a truck route unless an exemption or permit has been issued. (Ord. 1005 § 2, 2003. Code 1964 § 12.44.010.)


For statutory provisions authorizing local authorities to prohibit the use of particular highways by certain vehicles, see California Vehicle Code § 21101(c).