(A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      BASE OF OPERATIONS.  The primary physical location at which the scheduling, operations, loading and unloading, repair and maintenance and storage of a commercial vehicle occurs. The residence of a commercial vehicle driver is not considered the vehicle’s BASE OF OPERATIONS, unless the above elements also occur at the residence, e.g., contract truck owner/operator.
      COMMERCIAL VEHICLE.  Every vehicle designed, maintained or used for the transportation of persons or property, other than the personal effects of the driver, for hire or compensation.
      TRUCK or VEHICLE.  The vehicles with motive power or the combination of a vehicle and towed trailer meeting any one or more of the following conditions:
         (a)   Having three or more axles;
         (b)   Exceeding 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight; and/or
         (c)   Exceeding 30 feet in overall length including truck and load.
      TRUCK ROUTE.  The streets designated on a list and map on file in the City Clerk’s office, and posted with appropriate signage by the city.
   (B)   Exemptions. The following exemptions shall apply to this section:
      (1)   School buses;
      (2)   Vehicles owned or operated by a utility for the purpose of construction, installation or the repair of utility facilities;
      (3)   Authorized emergency vehicles;
      (4)   Vehicles used for refuse collection;
      (5)   Road machinery or construction vehicles while involved in construction or repair activities; and
      (6)   Residential route package and express cargo vehicles not exceeding two axles used for local route deliveries involving multiple stops along city streets.
   (C)   Restrictions.
      (1)   No person shall operate any commercial vehicle as defined in division (A) above at any time upon city streets, except those streets or parts of streets designated as truck routes; except for the purpose of delivery or pickup of cargo, or the delivery or pickup of passengers to a specific location outside of a designated truck route.
      (2)   Vehicles may operate on restricted streets for the delivery and pickup of cargo or passengers to a specific location and in such cases shall use restricted streets for the shortest distance possible. Vehicles having a base of operation on a restricted street may enter or leave such location at any time by the shortest distance to a designated truck route.
(1976 Code, § 12-2-14)  (Ord. 266-91, passed 11-14-1991)  Penalty, see § 71.99