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Colorado http://www.coloradodot.info/ 

To pilot escort in Colorado

CO Restrictions & Maps      CO Commercial Vehicle Permits

Route Surveys: To be completed by company conducting the Route Survey for vehicles/loads with a height in excess of 17’ 6”, 130' in length, or as required by CDOT.   RouteSurveyApp11.pdf — PDF document, 24Kb

Colorado recognizes certifications from Florida, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington and the Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

****Private escorts must have Colorado safety certificate****
($5 fee for written exam, CO certificate is reciprocal with Virginia, Utah, Florida and Oklahoma)

On height, consult state prior to move. On designated highways; heights up to 14’6” are legal. On non-designated highways; height limits are 13’. A height pole shall be run by the front escort when
load exceeds 16’ unless otherwise advised by permit. Height poles shall not extend more than 6” above the maximum height of extra-legal vehicle or load.

****These requirements are a summary. Colorado has very specific color-coded routes which indicate pilot needs. Please send for this map at C.DOT: State Department of Transportation, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 707, Denver Co 80222****

When Escorts are Needed: #Escorts
Width over 13' to 15' 1 Front (+ poss. 1 Rear)*
Width over 15 to 17' 2 (Front & Rear)*
Width over 8'6 on certain secondary roads 2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 11' on certain secondary 2-lane roads 1 Front
Length over 85' on certain portions of 2-lane and 4-lane highways 1 Front
Length over 110' 1 Front
Overhang more than 25' (at point of overhang) 1
Height over 16' 1 Front w/High Pole
On 4 or More Lane Highways
Rear projection over 25' beyond trailer 1 or more
Width over 13' to 15' 1 Rear*
Width over 15' 2 (Front & Rear)*
Length over 115' 1 Rear
Length over 85' 1 Rear
On certain portions of 2-lane and 4-lane highways
Overhang more than 25'at point of overhang 1
Height over 16' 1 Front w/High Pole

*(Or use yellow flashing light on load in lieu of rear escort) *Escort requirements vary according to routes traveled within the state and each
major city. State of CO DOT publishes a “Pilot Car Escort & Oversize Restriction
Map” that should be consulted: (write to the state of Colorado):
State Dept. of Transportation, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 707,
Denver, CO 80222. Please contact state for additional information.

COLORADO
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
4201 E. ARKANSAS AVE. SUITE 290
DENVER, COLORADO 80222

PHONE: 303-757-9539 | 800-350-3765
HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M
MOUNTAIN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Single 20,000 20,000
Tandem 36,000 40,000
Tridum 54,000 54,000
Gross Weight 80,000
85,000
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 14'6" 13
Semi-trailers 57'4 57'4
Federal bridge formula applies to designated system.

OVERHANG 4' to the front, 10' to the rear

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
22,000 - 27,000
Tandem 42,000 -50,000
Tridum 55,000 - 65,000
Quad 60,000 - 72,000
Gross Weight:
5 Axles
106,000 - 132,000
6 Axles 119,000 - 147,000
7 Axles 132,000 - 162,000
8 Axles 137,000 - 169,000
These weights are just guidelines; the actual weight depends on the axle configurations. 172,000 lbs is routine issue, 192,000 lbs is maximum
Length: 110' on mountainous 2 lane highways
120' on all non-mountainous 2 lane highways
130' on all 4-lane highways
Width: 17'
Height: 16'

These weights depend on routes used; if load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to the section on Super loads.

PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for up to five (5) days.

EXTENSION/REVISIONS
May be granted due to inclement weather or vehicle breakdown. The driver of the permitted load
must contact the headquarters permit office (800-350-3765) before the permit expires.

OPERATING TIME
Daylight hours, seven days a week, some night time travel is allowed with certain special lighting restrictions, except where prohibited. Vehicles and loads overweight only, not exceeding 110,000 allowed continuous travel including holidays. Loads over 14’ wide are prohibited from travel during the hours of darkness.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Travel is permitted on Saturday and Sunday; daylight travel is allowed as well as night time travel, however night time travel has special requirements.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
A load that can be easily reduced by removal of segments must do so; dozer blades must be removed.

EXCEPTIONS
Units having the proper number of axles and do not exceed permit limit weights may haul equipment with items essential to their operations attached or detached, i.e. dozer, ripper, counterweights, etc.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER WIDELOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMITS
Load description, origin, destination, routes, tractor make, VIN number, axle weights, bridge (total of all spacings), gross weight, number of axles and overall dimensions.


SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions. *CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads

Loads which exceed 17’ wide and/or 200,000 lbs gross vehicle weight must submit an application with the following information: diagrams, including axle spacings, weight on each axle, load description, length, width, height and routes desired. There may be additional charges if roads need to be closed.

Allow up to 3 weeks for approval.


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