Truck Routes in Union City

The California Vehicle Code, Section 35071 grants local agencies the authority (by ordinance) to establish (Truck Routes) Chapter 10.40 of the Union City Municipal Code (see below) details the City truck routes.

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UNION CITY MUNICIPAL CODE
Chapter 10.40 RESTRICTED USE OF CERTAIN STREETS

10.40.040 Designation of truck routes
Whenever any resolution of this City designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street, the use of which is permitted by any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons, the City Traffic Engineer is authorized to designate such street or streets by appropriate signs as “Truck Routes” for the movement of vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons. (Ord. 69-67 § 13.3(a), 1967)

10.40.045 Local delivery
“Local delivery” means the delivery of goods, wares and services from one point within Union City to another point within Union City. From the point of origination to the point of termination, the delivery shall use the most direct route. (Ord. 292-87 § 1, 1987)

10.40.050 Use of truck routes required—Exceptions.
When any such truck route or routes are established and designated by appropriate signs the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons shall drive on such route or routes and none other except that nothing in this section shall prohibit the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of three tons coming from a “Truck Route” having ingress and egress by direct route to and from restricted streets when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted streets for which the building permit has previously been obtained therefor. (Ord. 69-67 § 13.3(b), 1967)

10.40.060 Exemption from use of truck routes
The provisions of Sections 10.40.040 and 10.40.050 shall not apply to:

A. Passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission;
B. Any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility;
C. Any vehicle engaged in a local delivery as defined by Section 10.40.045. (Ord. 292-87 § 2, 1987; Ord. 69-67 § 13.3(c), 1967)

10.40.070 Vehicles required to use truck routes
Those streets and parts of streets established by resolution of the City Council are declared to be truck routes for the movement of vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight of three tons or as herein described:

A. Motortrucks of three or more axles which are more than six thousand pounds unladen weight;
B. Truck tractors;
C. Trailers and semitrailers designed or used for commercial purposes, excluding camp trailers, trailer coaches and utility trailers, where the primary use of the vehicle is noncommercial;
D. Any vehicle or combination of vehicles that exceeds forty feet in length when coupled together;
E. Any vehicle transporting hazardous materials for commercial purposes and which is regulated by the California Vehicle Code or other lawful authority;
F. Any other motortruck not specified that is regulated by the Public Utilities Commission or the Interstate Commerce Commission;

G. This section excludes passenger vehicles for hire, as well as pickup trucks with or without campers or camper shells. (Ord. 349-90 § 1, 1990: Ord. 69-67 § 13.3(d), 1967)

10.40.080 Erection of signs designating prohibition of commercial vehicles
Whenever any resolution of this City designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street the use of which is prohibited by a commercial vehicle, the City Traffic Engineer shall erect and maintain appropriate signs on those streets affected by such ordinance. (Ord. 69-67 § 13.4(a), 1967)

10.40.090 Streets prohibiting commerical vehicles - Passenger buses exempt
Those streets and parts of streets established by resolution of the Council are declared to be streets, the use of which is prohibited by a commercial vehicle. The provisions of this section and Section 10.40.080 shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. (Ord. 69-67 § 13.4(b), 1967)

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