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PILOT & CAR REQUIREMENTS:
VEHICLE TYPE: pickup, auto
DRIVER & CO: none
SIGNS: 7' wide, 18 high, orange or yellow with10" 1 5/8 black lettering; bumper mounted, not roof mounts
LIGHTS: amber, revolving or flashing, roof mounted
FLAGS: 18" red, mounted on each side
COMMUNICATIONS: cb or other 2 way radio, used at all times.
HEIGHT POLE NEEDED IF: over 10'
OTHER REQUIREDMENTS: none
DISTANCE FROM LOAD: front car 500', rear car 500'
Pilot/Escort Vehicle is
Over 12' wide- 2 pilot cars (1 pilot car in front & 1 pilot car in rear)
Over 76' to 105' long- 1 pilot car in rear
Over 105’- 2 pilot cars (1 pilot car in front & 1 pilot car in rear)
Over 16' high- 1 pilot car in front w/ height pole
Rear overhang over 5'- 1 pilot car in rear
Front overhang over 10'- 1 pilot car in front
STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
1409 COLISEUM BOULEVARD
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36110
HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. – 5:45 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
|Tridum||42,000 8' or less||42,000|
|Gross Weight||80,000 5/6 axles
Federal Bridge Formula applies
|80,000 5 axles
84,000 6 axles
|Width||8'6"||8' on lanes less than 12' width
8'6" on all other roads
|Semi-trailers||57'||53'6 roads w/less than 12'|
OVERHANG Auto transporters – 3’ front, 4’ rear. No other
vehicle shall carry a load extending more than a
total of 5’ beyond rear and 10’ to the front.
If load exceeds any of these dimensions or 180,000 lbs., refer to the section
on Super Loads.
All weights subject to bridge analysis.
*Effective 10/1/95 all permits must be ordered in metric.
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) consecutive days.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Travel permitted Saturday all day, no Sunday travel.
Permits are not issued for divisible loads. Anything that can be removed to reduce the weight is
required to be removed. Bulldozer blades and similar construction equipment are excluded.
When a blade protrudes beyond the transporting vehicle, bulldozers, front-end loaders and similar equipment shall be loaded with the rear of the machine facing the front. Buckets, counter- weights must be removed and transported on a separate vehicle.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDELOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Applicant’s name and address, load description, vehicle description, tractor unit, trailer license, trailer length, overall dimensions, total number of axles, overhang front and rear, gross weight, origin and destination routes.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed:||#Escorts|
|On 2-Lane Highways|
|Overhang of bulldozer blade||1 Front|
|On 4-Lane Highways:|
|Overhang of bulldozer blade||1 Front|
|On All Highways:|
|Width over 12'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Length over 76 to 105||1 Rear|
|Height over 16||1 Front|
|Overhang over 10'||1 Front|
|Overhang of bulldozer blade||1 (minimum required)|
Loads 120’ to 150’ in length are restricted from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday
through Friday. The Permitted vehicle or combination of vehicles and loads shall
not travel in foggy weather, snow, ice or any other time when there is not
sufficient light to render clearly discernable persons and vehicles on the
highway at a distance of 500’.
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO.
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Super loads are defined as a load that is greater than one of these
dimensions: 16’ wide, 16” high, 150’ long and over 180,000 pounds. In order for
this office to consider pre-approval we must have the following items:
A letter of request detailing all information that would attempt to justify a permit, such as but not limited to reasons why the product could not be reduced or shipped by other modes of transportation such as rail or barge.
An Axle weight and spacing diagram for loads with weight.
A certified scale ticket for loads with weight.
A detailed ship drawing clearly showing all dimensions or a set of plans on the product.
A detailed route survey for loads in excess of 16’ ft wide & 16’ ft high locating all points of contact and means of avoiding such contact points.
Front and rear police escort confirmation for loads in excess of 16’ ft wide or high.
Utility notification for loads over 17’ ft high. (Power Company, Cable Company,
Telephone Company and Traffic signal owners.
City or County Engineers notification when traveling city or county roads.
Additional insurance requirements over 150,000 lbs.
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