Legislation allowing mini-trucks on the road signed into law

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, May 8, 2015 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored legislation that allows mini-trucks to be driven on Indiana roads, excluding interstate highways. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1047 was recently signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

“Mini-trucks are already permitted on public roads in other states and meet all the same requirements as any street-legal vehicle,” said Rep. Wolkins. “They are popular in rural areas because of their usefulness on farms for getting from field to field.”

HEA 1047 authorizes the use of mini-trucks on Indiana roads, but prohibits them from being driven on interstate highways. This legislation requires mini-trucks to be titled and registered and requires any mini-truck seller to be registered as a dealer.

“This legislation will save individuals, especially those living in rural areas, from having to use costly alternatives to get around their farms quickly and efficiently. Mini-trucks are able to perform the same duties as other vehicles in an agricultural setting, but have a more reasonable price tag,” said Rep. Wolkins.

For more information about HEA 1047, please visit iga.in.gov.

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Rep. Wolkins represents portions of Grant, Kosciusko, Miami and Wabash counties.