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60-6,290. Vehicles; length; limit; exceptions.(1)(a) Novehicle shall exceed a length of forty feet, extreme overall dimensions, inclusiveof front and rear bumpers including load, except that:(i) A busor a motor home, as defined in section 71-4603, may exceed the forty-footlimitation but shall not exceed a length of forty-five feet;(ii)A truck-tractor may exceed the forty-foot limitation;(iii) Asemitrailer operating in a truck-tractor single semitrailer combination, whichsemitrailer was actually and lawfully operating in the State of Nebraska onDecember 1, 1982, may exceed the forty-foot limitation; and(iv)A semitrailer operating in a truck-tractor single semitrailer combination,which semitrailer was not actually and lawfully operating in the State ofNebraska on December 1, 1982, may exceed the forty-foot limitation but shallnot exceed a length of fifty-three feet including load.(b) Nocombination of vehicles shall exceed a length of sixty-five feet, extremeoverall dimensions, inclusive of front and rear bumpers and including load,except:(i) One truck and one trailer, loaded or unloaded, usedin transporting implements of husbandry to be engaged in harvesting, whilebeing transported into or through the state during daylight hours if the totallength does not exceed seventy-five feet including load;(ii)A truck-tractor single semitrailer combination;(iii) A truck-tractorsemitrailer trailer combination, but the semitrailer trailer portion of suchcombination shall not exceed sixty-five feet inclusive of connective devices;and(iv) A driveaway saddlemount vehicle transporter combinationand driveaway saddlemount with fullmount vehicle transporter combination,but the total overall length shall not exceed ninety-seven feet.(c)A truck shall be construed to be one vehicle for the purpose of determininglength.(d) A trailer shall be construed to be one vehicle forthe purpose of determining length.(2) Subsection (1) of thissection shall not apply to:(a) Extra-long vehicles which havebeen issued a permit pursuant to section 60-6,292;(b) Vehicleswhich have been issued a permit pursuant to section 60-6,299;(c)The temporary moving of farm machinery during daylight hours in the normalcourse of farm operations;(d) The movement of unbaled livestockforage vehicles, loaded or unloaded;(e) The movement of publicutility or other construction and maintenance material and equipment at anytime;(f) Farm equipment dealers hauling, driving, delivering,or picking up farm equipment or implements of husbandry within the countyin which the dealer maintains his or her place of business, or in any adjoiningcounty or counties, and return;(g) The overhang of any motorvehicle being hauled upon any lawful combination of vehicles, but such overhangshall not exceed the distance from the rear axle of the hauled motor vehicleto the closest bumper thereof;(h) The overhang of a combine tobe engaged in harvesting, while being transported into or through the statedriven during daylight hours by a truck-tractor semitrailer combination, butthe length of the semitrailer, including overhang, shall not exceed sixty-threefeet and the maximum semitrailer length shall not exceed fifty-three feet; (i)Any self-propelled specialized mobile equipment with a fixed load when therequirements of subdivision (2)(i) of section 60-6,288 are met; or(j)One truck-tractor two trailer combination or one truck-tractor semitrailertrailer combination used in transporting equipment utilized by custom harvestersunder contract to agricultural producers to harvest wheat, soybeans, or miloduring the months of April through November but the length of the property-carryingunits, excluding load, shall not exceed eighty-one feet six inches.(3)The length limitations of this section shall be exclusive of safety and energyconservation devices such as rearview mirrors, turnsignal lights, marker lights,steps and handholds for entry and egress, flexible fender extensions, mudflapsand splash and spray suppressant devices, load-induced tire bulge, refrigerationunits or air compressors, and other devices necessary for safe and efficientoperation of commercial motor vehicles, except that no device excluded fromthe limitations of this section shall have by its design or use the capabilityto carry cargo. SourceLaws 1933, c. 102, § 1, p. 414; Laws 1933,c. 105, § 3, p. 425; Laws 1935, c. 86, § 1, p. 277; Laws 1939, c. 50, § 1, p. 217; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 39-1034; R.S.1943, § 39-721; Laws 1947, c. 146, § 1, p. 402; Laws 1951, c. 117, § 2, p. 527; Laws 1953, c. 133, § 1, p. 413; Laws 1957, c. 156, § 3, p. 564; Laws 1959, c. 164, § 1, p. 599; Laws 1959, c. 165, § 1, p. 603; Laws 1961, c. 309, § 1, p. 980; Laws 1963, c. 220, § 2, p. 694; Laws 1963, c. 222, § 1, p. 699; Laws 1963, c. 223, § 1, p. 701; Laws 1965, c. 213, § 1, p. 625; Laws 1971, LB 530, § 1; C.S.Supp.,1972, § 39-721; Laws 1974, LB 920, § 2; Laws 1979, LB 112, § 1; Laws 1980, LB 284, § 3; Laws 1980, LB 785, § 2; Laws 1982, LB 383, § 1; Laws 1983, LB 411, § 1; Laws 1984, LB 983, § 3; Laws 1985, LB 553, § 5; Laws 1987, LB 224, § 13; R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-6,179; Laws 1993, LB 370, § 386; Laws 1993, LB 575, § 36; Laws 1996, LB 1104, § 3; Laws 1997, LB 720, § 18; Laws 2000, LB 1361, § 7; Laws 2001, LB 376, § 4; Laws 2006, LB 853, § 21; Laws 2008, LB756, § 25.AnnotationsReception in evidenceof special trip permit was not error. Frasier v. Gilchrist, 165 Neb. 450,86 N.W.2d 65 (1957).Legislative definition of vehicle or trailer,made for purposes of classification for licensing or taxing, does not changethe common meaning of words used in matters disconnected therewith. Moffittv. State Automobile Ins. Assn., 140 Neb. 578, 300 N.W. 837 (1941), vacatingon rehearing, 139 Neb. 512, 297 N.W. 918 (1941).If a driver doesnot display lights on a projecting load when it is dark, it is evidence ofnegligence. Moore v. Nisley, 133 Neb. 474, 275 N.W. 827 (1937).