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Massachusetts  http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/Main.aspx

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
On All Highways
:
80' to 95' long-1 rear
Over 95' long-2 (front & rear)
Over 115' long-MA state police & 2 (front & rear)
Width 12' to 13'6"-1 rear
Over 13'6" wide-2 (front & rear)
Over 13'6" high (depending on route)-1 front
Over 13'11" high (depending on route)-2 (front & rear)
Over 13'8" height survey
In Boston: If over legal dimensions- at least 1 escort & usually city police
On Massachusetts Turnpike:
Over 12' wide- 1 rear
Over 13'- 2 (front & rear)
Over 15'- 2 (front & rear & 2 police)
Over 80' long-1 rear
Over 85'- 2 (front & rear)
Over 135'- 2 (front & rear & 2 police)
On Cape Cod:
Width over 12’-at least 1 (state police)

MASSACHUSETTS
MAINTENANCE ENGINEER
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES CENTER
14 BEACH STREET
MILFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 01757

PHONE: 508-473-4778
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 24,000
18,000 less than 6' apart
22,4000
Tandem 34,000
:ess than 46" between centers + 1 axle
Same
Tridum 36,000 36,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8' 6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"
Length:
Semi-trailer 553'
 

OVERHANG Autotransporter 3' front and 4' rear

EXEMPTIONS
Implements of husbandry, poles up to 70’ long hauled on a stretch trailer must be flagged, travel daylight hours only

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight    
  Single Depends on axle spacings
  Tandem Depends on axle spacings
  Tridum Depends on axle spacings
  Quad Depends on axle spacings
Gross Weight:   REDUCIBLE NON-REDUCIBLE
  5 Axles 99,000 130,000
  6 Axles 99,000 130,000
  7 Axles 99,000 130,000
  8 Axles 99,000 130,000
Tandem combination maximum weight 127,400 lbs for 92' spacings; tractor and semi-trailer 71,000 lbs unit of dolly and semi-trailer 56,400 lbs
Length:   115'
Width:   14'11"
Height   16' 14'11" Over 13'8" high requires a route survey
If load exceeds any of these dimensions or 180,000 lbs., refer to the section on Super Loads.

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

OPERATING TIME
As a general rule, except as otherwise provided herein all over dimensional and overweight vehicles with a permit may travel from Monday morning 12:01 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Saturday except for special exceptions. Vehicles between 12’ and 14’ wide, over 80’ but not exceeding 115’ in length and over 14’ height may travel under permit only during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) except that no such travel shall be allowed between the hours of 3:30-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vehicles over 14’ wide and/or over 115’ long may travel between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Saturday and Sunday until 12:00 noon

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Normally a permit may not be issued for oversize vehicles if in the opinion of the authority, a load can be divided or arranged so as to conform with the following size limitations: width 8’6”, height 13’8”, single vehicle except buses 35’, bus 40’ combinations 60’

EXCEPTIONS
Components must be detached, all pieces over 14’ wide must be reduced, if a component which is detached creates the overweight it must be hauled separately

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMIT
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 WIDE LOAD & OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed: # Escorts
On All Highways:
Length of 80' to 94'11" 1 Rear
Length over 94'11" 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 134' or more MA State Police & 2 (Front & Rear)
Width 12'1" and updozer with blade attached 2 (Front & Rear)
Width of 12'1" to 13'6" 1 Rear
Width over 13'6" 2 (Front & Rear)
Height over 13'8" 1 (Front & Height Survey)
Height over 13'11" 2 (Front & Rear)
Height over 14'11" 2 Front + State Police escort
Escorts in City of Boston:
At least 1 escort + usual city police If over legal dimensions
Escorts on MA Turnpike:  
   
Width over 12' 1 Rear
Width over 13' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 15; 2 (Front & Rear) + 2 Police
Length over 80' 1 Rear
Length over 85' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 135' or more 2 (Front & Rear) + 2 Police
Overhang of 4' or more if load is poles, masts or booms 1 Rear
Vehicle is a drill rig w/boom, a shovel or a crane or is odd-shaped 1 Rear


SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

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

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
An application must be submitted in writing to the state and requires a full structure analysis, over 130,000 lbs an outside engineering firm must do a route survey, allow up to one month for approval

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