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Pilot/Escort Vehicle is
A. On All Highways:
Overall length 95' to 105'- 1 rear;
Over 105' overall- 2 (front & rear);
Over 12' wide- 1 (front on 2-lane/rear on 4-lane),
Overhang of 15' or more in front- 1 front,
Overhang of 15' or more in rear- 1 rear
B. Mobiles/Modulars On 2-Lane Highways:
4' wide-1 front,
16' wide-1 (front on 2-lane/rear on 4)
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: A single motor vehicle
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sgn mounted on front of lead escort & on rear of following escort or front & rear of single escort
Lights: Flashing or revolving amber light
Flags: 2 red flags mounted on top of the vehicle
Additional equipment: 2-way radio
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
P.O. BOX 1850
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 39215
PHONE: 888-737-1717 601-359-1544
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
|Tridum||Depends on axle weights and spacings||Depends on axle weights and spacings|
Federal Bridge Formula Appiles
|80,000 - high
57,650 - low
(High or low weight roads)
|43' kingpin setting, measured from kingpin to center of rear axle group|
OVERHANG No more than 3' front or 4' rear
12,000 (steering axle)
|Tridum||57,000 (63,000 on interstates)|
|Quad||64,000 (72,000 on interstates)|
No set maximum on overhang
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 three (3) consecutive days, continuous daylight movement, 12 consecutive months
One-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset
Travel is permitted until ½ hour before sunset on Saturday, no Sunday travel.
Must be broken down to least dimension and/or weight
Dozers with blades removed can haul the blade on the same trailer with the load
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDELOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Load description, overall dimension, tractor make and license number, origin and destination, routes to be used, axle weights and spacings.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed:||#Escorts|
|On All Highways:|
|Overall length 95' up to 105'||1 Rear|
|Overall length over 105'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 12'||1|
|(front on 2-lane/rear on 4-lane)|
|Overhang of 15' or more in front||1 Front|
|Overhang of 15' or more in rear||1 Rear|
|Height of loads controlled by route clearance|
|Weight on loads controlled by pavement and bridge
*Note: Rear escort for width may be replaced by: 2-5" flashing amber lights sufficient for 500 ft visibility mounted approximately 6 ft above the road surface on the rear corners of the load - control of lights must be inside towing vehicle with device to alert the driver in the event of a malfunction.
Movement of over length or over width load shall be discontinued during periods of inclement weather, no city time restrictions stated as a rule.
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Loads over 20' wide, 15'6" high, 120' long, gross weight of 190,000 lbs
constitutes a super load
Drawings, including axle weights and spacings are required
Must have letters from carrier and shipper, requesting permission to move
Loads 16' high must have a route survey
There is no time limit set by law on how quickly an application for a super load must be completed
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