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Pilot/Escort Vehicle is
Over 12' to 14'-Choice of amber light or 1 pilot
Over 14'-2 Cars
Height: Depends on route; Loads exceeding 14’6” in height may require a pilot w/ height pole.
Over 16’ in height a pre-run route survey shall be required & submitted to
On interstate or divided roadway over 100'-1 pilot or proper light bar
No stipulations on 2 lanes
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Standard truck or car at least 60” wide
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign on front and/or rear of vehicle; minimum 5’ x 1’; 8” high black letters on yellow background
Lights: Revolving or rotating amber or yellow light sufficient to be seen 800’ (minimum or 50 candlepower bulb); 360 degree visibility;
not less than 6” in diameter; mounted on roof a minimum of 53’ above roadway;
Flags: Red/fluorescent orange flags (min. 18” square) on all 4 corners of vehicle
Additional equipment: 2-way radio
DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
PERMIT OFFICE, ROOM 123
1400 NEBRASKA HWY 2
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68509
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
Loads 8'6" wide or excess length does not apply to farm equipment in temporary movement during daylight hours in normal course of farm operation,
public utility and other construction and maintenance material equipment is exempt from length requirements.
|Gross Weight:||Maximum 160,000||Federal Bridge formula applies|
|Length:||125' If over 85' long on interstates, a light bar must be affixed to the rear of the trailer|
|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 ten (10) consecutive days.
One-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset
Travel seven days a week, one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset
No permit shall be issued for a vehicle carrying a load which can be dismantled or reduced in size or weight (without great difficulty)
a load shall be so transported by a vehicle or combination of vehicles so that the least width or length dimension becomes the width of the load
Removal of buckets, booms, counterweights, blades, etc is decided on a case by case basis.
Blades that are over 14' wide are usually removed and hauled separately. Buckets and booms are usually considered as part of the equipment and are allowed to be hauled attached.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Make of truck and trailer, license number of truck and trailer, licensed or prorated weight, load description, overall dimensions,
semi-trailer and load, length, total gross weight, weight on axle, individual axle spacings, origin, destination and where to send the permit.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed||# Escorts|
|(Note: Rear escort must maintain a minimum of 300' distance from rear of O/O vehicle)|
|On All State Highway System:|
|Width over 12'
Except for mobile homes or modular
|Length over 100'
may be required depending on routing and load
|Height over 14'6"
may be required depending on routing and load
|Over 16', a pre-route survey will be required and a front escort with height pole||1 Front|
|*On interstate or 4-lane divided highway an alternative light bar attachment may be allowed in lieu of an escort. Must have oversize signs on front and/or rear +4 (16") red flags on 4 corners + two 6" revolving amber lights at rear +1 revolving amber light on top of tractor|
|Department of Roads reserves the right to require an escort vehicle for the front and rear of over dimensional vehicle or loads at any time the Department determines it to be necessary for safety purposes|
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS,
OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Nebraska does not post spring restrictions as such but does have certain highways restricted to no overweight permits issued during a certain period of time when the frost is coming out of the ground.
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Loads 14' wide and 110,000 lbs are considered super loads. Loads over 16' high need a route survey.
Drawings must accompany request showing axle spacing weights. Allow 2-5 days for approval.
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