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Nebraska  http://www.dor.state.ne.us/

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
Width:
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
DOR
Length:
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

NEBRASKA
DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
PERMIT OFFICE, ROOM 123
1400 NEBRASKA HWY 2
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68509 

PHONE: 402-471-0034
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
CENTRAL TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 20,000 20,000
Tandem 34,000
34,000
Tridum 42,000 34,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
95,000
Width 8'6" 8' 6"
Height 14'6" 14'6"
Semi-trailers 53' 53'

OVERHANG
Not applicable

EXEMPTIONS
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.

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
20,000
Tandem 40,000
Tridum 60,000
Quad 70,000
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
Width:   16'
Height:   16'
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.

OPERATING TIME
One-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Travel seven days a week, one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset

DIVISIBLE LOADS
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

EXCEPTIONS
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 PERMITS:
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
1*
Length over 100'
may be required depending on routing and load
1*
Height over 14'6"
may be required depending on routing and load
1
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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