As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 41-17A-2

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • FUEL ECONOMY: The applicable model year combined highway/city fuel economy with respect to a vehicle as determined on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis as determined by the Administrator of the U. See Alabama Code 41-17A-2
  • HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle, licensed for use on roadways, having a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds. See Alabama Code 41-17A-2
  • LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE: Any motor vehicle designed primarily for the transportation of persons and with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less. See Alabama Code 41-17A-2
  • MEDIUM DUTY VEHICLE: Any vehicle having a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less and which is not a light-duty truck or passenger vehicle. See Alabama Code 41-17A-2
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) FUEL ECONOMY. The applicable model year combined highway/city fuel economy with respect to a vehicle as determined on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis as determined by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with respect to the vehicle. If such data is not available from the administrator, the fuel economy shall be the total in-use fuel consumed divided by the total miles driven for the most recent fiscal year.

(2) HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle, licensed for use on roadways, having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds.

(3) LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle designed primarily for the transportation of persons and with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less.

(4) MEDIUM DUTY VEHICLE. Any vehicle having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less and which is not a light-duty truck or passenger vehicle.

(Act 2009-650, p. 1999, §2.)