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Arkansas http://www.arkansashighways.com/

AR Oversize And Overweight Permits

PILOT & CAR REQUIREMENTS: 

VEHICLE TYPE: truck 1/4 ton +, auto 2000+ GVW, current registeration; legible door signs, name & address phone

DRIVER & CO: Co name & address on door signs

SIGNS: yellow,  with 10" 2" black lettering; bumper or roof mounts; remove or cover signs when not in use.

LIGHTS: 6" amber or 3.5 strobe, roof mounted; 

FLAGS: red , 18" sq, @ 40-70 degrees in line with lights .

COMMUNICATIONS: two way radio, on @ all times

HEIGHT POLE NEEDED IF: 15' 1"

OTHER REQUIREDMENTS: one 10 lbs BC fire extinguisher, two red hand held flags, four 15 minute flairs, triangles or glow sticks

DISTANCE FROM LOAD: front car 200', rear car 200' 

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
2 Lanes
Width over 12' to 14'-1 front pilot car
Over 14' wide-2 front & rear pilot cars
Height over 15'-1 front pilot car w/height pole
Over 16' high must obtain special approval
4 Lanes
14' to 16' wide-1 rear pilot car
Over 15' high-1 front pilot car w/height pole
Over 16' high must obtain special approval


ARKANSAS
Department of Highways
10324 Interstate 30
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

PHONE: 501-569-2000
HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 6:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M
CENTRAL TIME P.M
CENTRAL TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Single 20,000 20,000
Tandem 12,000 12,000
Tridum 54,000 54,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"
Saddle Mounts 90' 90'

OVERHANG 4' rear overhang, 3' front overhang

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight: Steering Axle 12,000
Single
20,000
Tandem 32,000
Load Carrying  
Single 20,000
Tandem 40,000
Tridum 60,000
Quad 88,000
Length:
No set Maximum
 
Width:
20' 16' Interstate System
 
The maximum overall width may be exceeded up to 24’ by permit only when
an emergency exists and then only for short moves based on the degree of such
emergency.
Height:
16'
 
If overall height exceeds 17', the move must be accompanied by public utilities personnel.

If a load exceeds any of the dimensions or weights, refer to the section on Super Loads.

PERMITS VALID FOR:
Permits are valid for three (3) days.

OPERATING TIME
Permits will normally be issued for movement during daylight hours only as established by the
U.S. Weather Bureau. Permits may be issued for the movement of overweight vehicles on
Arkansas highways on holidays and night time when all dimensions are legal. Loads not
exceeding 90’ long may travel 24 hours, 7 days a week. Loads overweight may only travel
24 hours a day.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Permits may be issued for movement of over dimensional loads on Arkansas highways on
Saturday and Sunday unless a holiday weekend. Mobile homes are prohibited from moving on
Sundays.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Permits will not be issued for the movement of any vehicle or piece of equipment which in the
opinion of the State Highway Commission can reasonably be reduced and/or dismantled in
size and/or weight to come within the legal limits.

EXCEPTIONS
Cutter blades and other equipment of a hazardous nature in excess of 14’ wide will be cradled
to such an angle as is necessary to reduce the maximum overall width to 14’.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER WIDELOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMITS
Name and address of the applicant, description of the load, make of vehicle, license number of
vehicle, state in which vehicle is registered, total number of axles, gross weight (including steering
axle), maximum width, length, height, front overhang, origin, destination, routes and dates
movement is requested.

When Escorts are Needed: #Escorts
On 2- Lane Highways:
Width over 12' up to 14' 1 Front
Width over 14' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 15' 1 Front w/High Pole
Height over 16' w/approval 1 w/High pole (as permit states)
Height over 17' Public Utility Escort
Combination: over 12' wide
And 13'6" high
2 (Front w/High Pole & Rear)
On 4-Lane Highways or Interstate Highways  
Width over 14' 1 Rear
Width over 15' 1 Front w/High Pole
Width over 16' (special permit) 1 w/High Pole (as permit states)
Width over 17' Public Utility Escort
Combination: more than 12' wide
And 15' high
2 (Front w/High Pole Rear)
NOTE: Maximum width for highway movement usually allowed is 20' (based on Routes, distance and traffic volume or type.)

Restricted Travel
Movement is prohibited during inclement weather when in the opinion of the issuing agency conditions prevail which would make the movement unsafe.

Secondary highways are restricted to 40 m.p.h. and may be posted for a lesser weight.

No oversize movement through the greater Little Rock area from 7:00-9:00 A.M. and 4:00-6:00 P.M. on Interstate 30 - M.M. 137-143, Interstate 40-M.M. 151-155 and all of Interstate 630.

No over width vehicle shall follow another over width vehicle closer than 1,000'.

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO.


SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads

Applications for permits to move extra heavy loads of any sort will be submitted in triplicate along with a detailed sketch of vehicles including all tire sizes, distance between axles and overall length of the vehicle. If load exceeds 17' high must be escorted by public utilities personnel. This application should be submitted at least 2 days in advance of the expected movement.

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