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Indiana http://www.in.gov/indot/

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required General Provisions sheet
2-lane divided highways
:
Over 110' long- 1 rear pilot
Over 14'6" high-1 rear pilot & 1 front pilot w/ height pole
14’4” to 16” wide-1 rear pilot
16’ or more wide-1 front & 2 rear pilots
Overweight w/ bridge slowdowns-pilots must detain trailing traffic
Multi-lane divided highways:
Over 110’ long-1 front pilot
Over 14’6” high-1 front pilot w/ height pole
12'4"-14'4" wide- 1 front pilot  
14'4"- 16' wide- 1 front pilot & 1 rear pilot
Over 16’ wide-1 front pilot & 2 rear pilots
Overweight w/ bridge slowdowns-pilots must detain trailing traffic

2- lane bi-directional highways:
Over 85’ long-1 front pilot
Over 14’6” high-1 front pilot w/ height pole
12’4”-14’4” wide-1 front pilot
14'4"-16' wide-1 front pilot & 1 rear pilot
Over 16’ wide-2 front & 1 rear pilot
Overweight w/ bridge slowdowns, pilots must detain trailing & oncoming traffic

Effective 11-2-2011(links underlined in blue.)

A Superload is any vehicle (plus its load) which exceeds the following weights and dimensions:
    • Width exceeding 16 feet
    • Height exceeding 15 feet
    • Length exceeding 110 feet
    • Weight exceeding 108,000 pounds

SUPERLOAD MOTOR CARRIER ESCORT AGREEMENT FORM Needed 3 days before move. Required: current annual inspection for all vehicles, a valid CDL and a valid medical card; for steering a superload from the rear (if applicable) shall have a valid Class A CDL and medical card.

Superloads weighing less than 200,000 pounds may require a police escort depending on road conditions.  Superloads weighing 200,000 pounds or more require a police escort if the route includes bridge slowdowns.  All superloads require a permit issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

Superload escorts may occur only Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, unless it is deemed an emergency movement and such movement is approved by INDOT, or IDOR. (A company declaring a load movement to be an emergency must realize that this is for life and death situations only.)

INDIANA
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
5252 DECATUR, SUITE R
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46241

PHONE: 317-615-7320
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Single 20,000 20,000
Tandem 34,000
34,000
Tridum 51,000 51,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"
Length:
Semi-trailers 53' 53'

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
28,000
Tandem 48,000
Tridum 60,000
Quad 60,000
Trunnion 55,000
Gross Weight: 5 Axles 108,000 on specified configurations
6 Axles 120,000 on specified configurations
7 Axles 120,000 on specified configurations
8 Axles 120,000 on specified configurations
Length:   110'
Width:   16'
Height:   16'

Special Provisions for Vehicle Permitting

1. WIDTH EXCEEDS 16, HEIGHT EXCEEDS 15, AND/OR OVER 200,000 GVW
The hours of movement shall be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., local time only, Monday through Friday. ISP, at their sole
discretion, may approve movement at other times during the week or on weekends if conditions warrant that it is benefi cial
and can be performed safely.
2. HEIGHT EXCEEDS 15 FEET
Whenever a movement is routed off an interstate system a pre-qualified signal contractor with a bucket truck, for each
permitted load, is required to accompany the movement. Any manipulation of a traffi c control device shall be conducted
at the applicant’s expense by an approved contractor and shall be performed to the complete satisfaction of the Indiana
Department of Transportation.
3. HEIGHT EXCEEDS 17 FEET
The carrier or the driver must complete a route survey. If no utility lines interfere with the route, the carrier or the driver
must sign an affi davit attesting the fact. If utility lines exist along the route, the driver must have letters from the utility
company(s) stating that overhead lines will be moved and replaced.
4. WIDTH EXCEEDS 17 FEET
At least front and rear police escorts are required; required slowdowns may necessitate more at the ISP’s discretion.
5. PERMITTED VEHICLES WITH WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Escort: Due to weight restrictions, a minimum of two escorts are required, one in the front and one in the rear. Additional
escorts may be required in the interest of public safety if determined by ISP they are needed. When crossing bridges the
escorts should be located as listed below:
Restrictions for crossing bridge structures:
1. Dual-lane divided highways: The vehicle must travel center of the existing lanes on the structure at a speed not to
exceed 45 mph. The civilian escorts must detain trailing traffi c.
2. Multi-lane undivided highways: The vehicle must travel center of the directional existing travel lanes on that structure
at a speed not to exceed 45 mph. The civilian escorts must detain trailing traffi c only.
After crossing structures, every reasonable effort shall be made to allow trailing traffi c to pass while vehicle proceeds with
movement.
Speed: ISP will escort all loads over 200,000 lbs GVW. Speed for crossing bridge structures shall not exceed 45 mph
or the required slowdowns identifi ed by the INDOT Bridge Engineer. Except for bridges, speed may be increased, at the
reasonable discretion of the ISP escort, up to the legal posted truck speeds not to exceed 65 mph and only if conditions
warrant that it is safe to do so. Safety considerations that may prevent increased speed include extremely heavy loads,
safety concerns related to height, width and/or length, and loads that have the potential to shift. Speeds exceeding 45
mph shall only occur in those limited situations as directed by ISP.
6. DISTRICT ACCOMPANIMENT RECOMMENDATION
District accompaniment will be provided for this movement. The district offi ce(s) may have a district permit inspector present
while the movement is on state highways, and the applicant will reimburse the state for all inspection costs within ten
(10) days from receipt of a statement. Please contact: (list which district(s) must be contacted)
7. DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS
Additional provisions that are required for this movement.
8. WIDTH EXCEEDS 18 FEET AND/OR LENGTH EXCEEDS 130 FEET WITHOUT REAR STEERABLE AXLE
Route survey will be required prior to issuance.

PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for fifteen (15) consecutive days.

OPERATING TIME
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, Monday through Friday and until noon on Saturday .

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Loads 85' long, 10' wide, 13'6" high and a weight of 108,000 lbs - 120,000 lbs will be allowed continuous travel seven days a week. Loads over 85' to 110' long, over 10' to 14'4" wide, over 13'6" to 15' high and a weight of 108,000 lbs - 120,000 lbs may travel one-half hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon on Saturday , no Sunday travel. Loads overweight only can travel 24 hours, 7 days a week.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Loads must be reduced to the lowest possible form, divisible loads are allowed on toll road with 15 mile access. May obtain a permit for use on extra heavy duty highways Permits will be issued to haul steel coils in a limited area and with a specific trailer configuration

EXCEPTIONS
Blades, buckets, etc must be hauled separately, crated machinery and/or parts must be reduced if the crate adds any dimension to the load, crated loads.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMIT
Tractor license and serial number, overall dimensions, axle weights, gross weight, number of tires, tire size, axle spacing, load description, origin, destination, routes and mileage. Must have INCR # (Indiana Certificate of Responsibility).

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed # Escorts
On 2-Lane Highways:
Width over 12' 4" to 14'4 1 Font
Width over 14' 4" to 16" 2 (Front & Rear)
On 4-Lane Highways and Interstates:  
With over 12'4" to 16' 1 Rear
Width over 16'  
On All Highways:  
Length over 110' 1
Height over 14'6" 1
(must allow at least 3" clearance to actual height of restrictions on the route)
Applications for width over 16' Needs detailed route survey
Height over 17' , must provide a letter from utility companies stating their knowledge of move and approval to disturb aerial lines across the route. If no aerial line exists, must have a statement that entire route has been checked and no utilities are affected.

Restricted Travel
Permitted oversized vehicles are not allowed to operate during hazardous weather, road, or traffi c conditions, and/or when visibility
is less than 500 feet. Permitted vehicles may not operate when wind velocity exceeds 25 miles per hour.

Toll road restrictions:
Width: 12'
Height: 14'6"
Gross weight: 127,400 lbs
Single axle: 22,400 lbs
Tandem: 36,000 lbs

Loads over 10' wide are restricted to daylight hours only

The permitted vehicles are not to be operated during the existence of hazardous, weather, road and traffic conditions, nor shall any movement proceed when visibility is less than 500'. Oversize movement shall not be operated at any time when wind velocity exceeds 25 m.p.h.

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

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No specific laws, but Indiana reserves the right to post any road during spring frost

Super Loads, Overweight, Oversized, Wide Load
Super loads are considered loads over 16' wide, 15' high, 110' long and 120,000 lbs :

Companies will be required to submit one original M-233 form with the permit application
Permits will be issued via the telephone, the company will receive the permit number, fee expiration date and special provisions in that manner. Companies will receive special provisions sheets, a copy of which must be attached to the permit that will be held in the truck. Company will type the numbers of the provisions that apply in the Special Provisions box on their copy of the permit. Route survey is no longer required for all movements, it may be required upon specific request. Traffic control letter is only required if the application has a slow down on an Interstate, which will require police escort. 24 hour notice no longer required, the company must notify INDOT that the movement is taking place prior to movement. Companies may fax changes on super load applications to the Permit Section. Drawings of the load are only required of the load exceeds 17' in height. Allow two weeks for processing applications.

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