Rep. Wes Allen, R-Troy, introduced legislation this week which would lift limits on the purchase of (F-4) farm tags and expand weight limits for the (L) forest products tag.
HB 460 would lift the purchase restriction of four F-4 tags for farm trucks up to 80,001 pounds. It would also allow L tags for trucks up to 80,000 pounds.
Currently, forest product haulers in Alabama must purchase commercial tags for trucks over 42,000 pounds. Commercial tags require registration with the International Registration Plan (IRP). Restricted license plates, like the L tag, are exempt. Alabama loggers are at a competitive disadvantage with surrounding states which offer restricted plates because their haulers do not have to comply with the IRP when traveling out of state.