WMC’s Director of Tax, Transportation and Legal Affairs Evan Umpir submitted testimony in support of SB 363, relating to the permits for the overweight transport of pig iron.
Previously, the Department of Transportation allowed pig iron to be included in issuance of overweight permits under metallic and nonmetallic scrap. SB 363 ensures that pig iron can once again be transported using this permit by clarifying the definition of recyclable scrap in DOT’s administrative code. This protection is important for Wisconsin’s 97 foundries and its 11,200 employees. Additionally, it ensures truck drivers will not have to be diverted, which increases shipping costs and further strains the CDL driver shortage.