Trucks about half the size of regular ones soon may be traveling on local roads.
Senators tentatively passed a bill on a voice vote Thursday to allow counties to permit the little trucks, which carry about 1,000 pounds.
Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt, said more of the vehicles are being used by farmers and businessmen as an easy and economical way to carry small items from site to site.
Drivers would need to be licensed and follow most laws, but could drive on nothing other than local roads.
The House has passed the bill.