Idle Reduction and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Weight Exemption

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Any diesel vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state's gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. Upon request, vehicle operators must be able to provide written proof of the technology’s weight and that the idle reduction technology is fully functional at all times. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. The NGV maximum gross weight may not exceed 82,000 lbs. (Reference Kansas Statutes 8-1908, 8-1909, and 8-1917)