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Florida http://www.dot.state.fl.us/

FL REGULATIONS  FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OVERDIMENSIONAL VEHICLES

Florida Statutes Section 316.170, movement of heavy and/or low clearance vehicles at highway railroad grade crossings.

FL Pilot/Escort Flagging Course

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
2 lane highways:
Over 12' up to 14' wide (if pavement is 24' or larger wide)-1 front
Over 12' wide (if pavement is less than 24' wide)-1 front/1 rear
Over 14' to 15' wide (each lane must be 12' wide)-1 front/1 rear
75' to 95' long- may require 1 rear
Over 95' long- 1 rear
14' 6" high and over -1 front 1 rear and height pole
4-lane highways:
Width 12' up to 14'- 1 rear
Width 14' to 15'- 1 front 1 rear
75'- 95' long may require 1 rear
Over 95' long- 1 rear
14'6" high and over- 1 front
Over 16' high-1 front/1 rear and height pole

FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BAR ANNEX BUILDING
PERMIT SECTION
605 SUWANNEE
M.S. 62
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399

PHONE: 850-410-5777
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 22,000 22,000
Tandem 44,000 48,000
Tridum 66,000 66,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
 
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"
Length:
Semi-trailers 53'** or 57'6" with permit
53'
*On roads with traffic lanes 12' wide or more, some roads may be restricted to 8' by DOT or local authorities

**Must have a kingpin setting of 41' measured to the center of the rear axle or axle group. Must be equipped with an under ride protection device of 22" from the ground and 4" of each side.

OVERHANG 3' front or rear; Auto transporters 4' front and 6' rear

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
22,000
Tandem 40,000 - 55,000
Tridum 60,000 - 82,500
Quad 66,000 - 110,000
Gross Weight: 5 Axles 112,000 depends on outer bridge
6 Axles 122,000
7 Axles 142,000
8 Axles 160,000
Length:   150' No set maximum on overhang
Width:   16'
Height:   16'

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

OPERATING TIME
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Loads over 10’ wide and doesn’t exceed 14’ wide may travel until 12:00 noon on Saturday.
Loads 10’ wide and under and have legal trailer length, not exceeding 14’6” high, may travel one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset Saturday and Sunday. Weekend travel must be requested.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Loads must be dismantled to the least possible dimension and/or weight.

EXCEPTIONS
Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc may be hauled attached up to 16’ wide, only if it cannot be reduced (welded parts). Parts may be hauled on the same vehicle.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDELOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMIT
Company address, proof of insurance or bond on file, description of load, method of
movement, overall loaded dimensions (maximum load height, length, width and gross weight), total number of axles, axle spacings, axle weights, origin, destination and routes.

Route survey (written): Loads over 15’ high, over 14’6” high on some 2-lane routes. (Over 14’ high or over 8’6” wide not allowed on FL Turnpike)

The survey should contain the following information:
1. Must be submitted on the hauler’s company letterhead.
2. Must state that the survey was completed by either a company escort car or an
escort company.
3. Must include a statement saying that the survey was done no more than seven days prior to the submission of completed application.
4. Survey height must be at least six (6) inches above the height requested on the application.
5. The route on the survey letter must match the route requested on the application and must state that it was successfully cleared.
6. Must be signed by the hauler.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

Escort vehicle warning sign to be placed on top of the escort vehicle and visible from both front and rear.

Note: Effective 1/16/96, escorts must be certified to operate in Florida #352-392-2371 ext 298.
Requirements include courses on defensive driving and worksite traffic. (Escorts already certified in another state will be acceptable for loads whose origin or destination is outside of Florida and escort resides out of state)

When Escorts are Needed: #Escorts
On 2-Lane Highways:
Width over 12' up to 14' 1 Front
Width over 12' if pavement is less than 24' wide 2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 14' to 15' (each lane must be 12' wide) 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 75'-95; may require 1 Rear
Length over 95' 1 Rear
Height 14'6: and over 1 Front w/height pole
Height over 16' 2 (Front w/height pole & Rear)
Rear Overhang up to 20'
Past the center of last axle on trailer or dolly (except truck cranes) are considered on individual basis and may require an escort
1 Rear
On 4-Lane Highways:  
Width over 12' up to 14' 1 Rear
Width over 14' to 15' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 75'-95' may require 1 Rear
Length over 95' 1 Rear
Height 14'6" and over 1 Front w/height pole
Height over 16' 2 (Front w/high pole & Rear)
Rear Overhang up to 20' past the center of last axle on trailer or dolly (except truck cranes) are considered on individual basis and may require an escort 1 Rear


Restricted Travel

Vehicles over 12’ wide must travel between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. from Tavernier South to Key West.

No movement is allowed from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Hillsboro County and Dade County.

Movement will be prohibited at any time when visibility is impaired due to smoke, fog, rain or when visibility is less than 1,000’. When traffic following a load accumulates to 7 cars, the permitted load must yield the right-of-way for the vehicles to pass at the nearest accessible place.

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 over 15’ wide, 15’ high or 150’ long are considered super loads. Applications must be submitted in writing with information to include axle spacings, weights and proposed route. Height survey required over 15’ high.

Allow ten days for processing.

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