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APPLICATION FOR FLASHING AMBER LIGHT PERMIT
NV state code: http://leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-484D.html#NAC484DSec670
Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
Over 12' to 14' wide- 1 front,
Over 14' to 16' wide- 2 (front & rear),
Over 16' wide- 3 (2 front & 1 rear)
Over 105' long- 1 rear,
Overhang over 25' front or rear- 1 (front or rear)
On Interstate & 4 or More Lanes:
Over 14' to 16' wide-1 rear,
Over 16' to 17' wide- 2 (front & rear),
Over 17' wide/ reviewed on an individual basis
Over 15' 6" high- 1 front w/ height pole
Over 105' long- 1 rear
Overhang over 25' front or rear- 1 (front or rear)
14' wide and up to 2' eave to right side of interstate- 1 rear
14' wide and up to 2' eave to right side on all other roads- 2 (front & rear)
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Minimum width 60”; minimum wheelbase 95”; no larger than 1½ ton truck
Lights: Permit required to use lights in NV (contact # below) valid from 7/1-6/30. Mounted on roof above sign;
revolving or blinking amber lights w/minimum 50 candlepower; lens size min. 5” diameter; flash frequency min. 50 flashes/min.;
visible from distance of at least 500’ in normal sunlight
Flags: No stipulations
Additional equipment: For flagging: solid fluorescent yellow-green vest that completely covers torso; red flag; “STOP” paddle (white letters on red background)
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
1263 S. STEWART STREET
CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89712
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M (no orders after 4:15 p.m.)
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
The provisions with respect to maximum width do not apply to implements of husbandry incidentally operated, transported, moved or towed over a highway. If an implement of husbandry is transported or moved as a load on another vehicle over 1.) a highway which is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways if the load exceeds 8'6" in width or 2.) any other highway if the load exceeds 10' in width.
The vehicle and load must not be operated for a distance of more than 25 miles from the point-of- origin of the trip and must not be operated at a speed in excess of 30 m.p.h.
Vehicles carrying a load of loosely piled agricultural products such as hay, straw or leguminous plants in bulk but not crated, bales, boxed or sacked, the load and any loading racks retaining the load must not exceed 10' in width.
Deoends on axle spacings and routes
|Tandem||Depends on axle spacings and routes|
|Tridum||Depends on axle spacings and routes|
|Quad||Depends on axle spacings and routes|
|Gross Weight:||5 Axles||92,000 70' axle spacings|
|6 Axles||96,000 70' axle spacings|
|7 Axles||101,000 axle spacings|
|8 Axles||106,000 70' axle spacings|
|Length:||No set maximum, each trip is looked at individually, if over 105', a pilot car will be required, no maximum overhang on permitted load|
|Trip permits are reviewed on an individual basis only (length, width, height). Loads 17' wide or greater and 16' high and greater require special approval. 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) travel days, one trip only. Consecutive days if weekend travel is authorized, if weekend travel is not authorized then use business days. Annual multiple trip permits are valid up to 12 months from date of issue.
Moves during hours of darkness and on weekends are prohibited except that vehicles or vehicle combinations and loads not exceeding 75' in overall length including overhang and those vehicles and vehicle combinations that are overweight and are otherwise legal may be moved during hours of darkness and on Saturdays and Sundays. At the time of order we get all the dimensions, you still need to request night, weekend and holiday travel if you want it. The dimensions are: NIGHT: (2 lanes), 10"W, 15'H, 105'L, 10' Overhang, NIGHT (4land): 10'W, 15'H, 110'L, 10' Overhang. WEEKEND (2 lanes): 14'W, 15'H, 105'L, 15' Overhang, WEEKEND (4 lane): 14'W, 15'H, 110'L, 15' Overhang, HOLIDAY (2 land): 10'W, 15'H, 105'L, 15' Overhang, HOLIDAY (4 lane): 10'W, 15'H, 110'L, 15' Overhang.
Vehicles below the following dimensions: 14' wide, 16' high, 105' long, 15' overhang - can travel weekends but cannot travel I-80 between Reno and CA line & I-15 between Las Vegas and CA line unless they meet holiday travel restrictions. Vehicles greater than the above dimensions are restricted to travel on Monday through Friday.
The Department will not issue permits for those vehicles or vehicle combinations and loads that are reducible in length, width or height. Loads which are transported under authority of a permit shall be non-reducible in nature in length, width and height. This includes items of machinery, construction equipment, fabricated units, mobile cranes, off-highway trucks, earth moving equipment, etc. Blades or rippers attached to tractors are considered as part of the machine and therefore are non-reducible.
Blades do not have to be removed, if bucked or counterweights, they can be removed they should be, if overweight haul separately.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
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 WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed||# Escorts|
|On 2-Lane Roads:|
|Width over 12' to 14'|
|Width over 12'
Except for mobile homes or modular
|Width ovr 14' to 16'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 16'||3(2Front & 1 Rear)|
|Width to 17' wide
requirements (likely to require highway patrol also)
|Probably 2+other state|
|Length over 105'||1 Rear|
|Overhang over 25' - front or rear||1 (Front & Rear)|
|Height over 15'6"||1 (Front or Rear) 1 Front w/height pole|
|On Interstate & 4 More Lanes:|
|Width over 14' to 16'||1 Rear|
|Width over 16' to 17'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 17'
reviewed on an individual basis requirements (likely to require highway patrol also)
|Probably 2+ other state|
|Height over 15'6"||1 Front w/high pole|
|Length over 110'||1 Rear|
|Overhang over 25'-front or rear||1 (Front or Rear)|
|Hoover Dam Area
Width 8'6" to 10' (maximum allowed) (alternate route is SR 163)
|Notes: Highway patrol needs at least 2 weeks' notice Permit office needs at least 2 days notice to permit a "Super Load Best route for over height is US 6 Convoying must be specifically approved|
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Frost laws from February 1, through April 30, (approximately) during this time certain routes are restricted and if traveling on those routes you must be legal on your axles.
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Each load is reviewed individually and it depends on routes and axle spacings, if the Department wants a special review a drawing including axle spacings and weight will be required. Must submit information at least one week in advance
STATE CODE: NAC 484D.670 Pilot cars: General requirements; operators; equipment. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)
1. Pilot cars must be furnished by the permittee as set forth in the permit and in accordance with this section. A pilot car must be either a passenger car or a truck with not more than two axles, a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of not more than 16,000 pounds and a width of at least 60 inches and must not exceed the legal limits of size and weight.
2. The operator of a pilot car shall maintain sufficient distance from the escorted vehicle depending on the speed, traffic, road and weather conditions to allow for timely and safe notification of the driver of the escorted vehicle and other drivers to stop, slow or pass as necessary. If an escorted vehicle is required, pursuant to NAC 484D.640, to stop off the roadway to allow other traffic to pass, the operator of the pilot car shall:
(a) Assist the driver of the escorted vehicle to stop the vehicle as far off the roadway as practicable; and
(b) Direct traffic in order to maintain safe and efficient traffic movement.
3. In addition to the requirements of subsections 1 and 2:
(a) A pilot car must precede an escorted vehicle if:
(1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet in front of the vehicle;
(2) The height of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches;
(3) The width of the load exceeds 12 feet and travel is on a highway with two or three lanes; or
(4) The width of the load exceeds 16 feet.
Ê If the height of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches, the pilot car must also be equipped with a clearance pole.
(b) A pilot car must follow an escorted vehicle if:
(1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet behind the vehicle;
(2) The length of the load exceeds 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; or
(3) The width of the load exceeds 14 feet.
4. The permittee shall ensure that pilot cars are properly equipped and that the operators of the pilot cars required pursuant to the provisions of the permit are briefed and trained as to their responsibilities. Failure of the operators to warn and direct traffic properly is a violation of the permit.
5. A pilot car must not be loaded or equipped in any manner that impairs its traffic safety function or public recognition of its traffic safety function. Each pilot car must be equipped with:
(a) For a lead pilot car for a load over 15 feet 6 inches in height, a clearance pole.
(b) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and must be mounted above the roofline. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted securely. The signs must be displayed while escorting a vehicle and be removed promptly upon the arrival of the escorted vehicle at its final destination.
(c) Two flashing or rotating amber lights mounted above the roofline to either side of the “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” sign or one flashing or rotating amber light mounted above the roofline which is visible from a minimum of 500 feet in all directions. The permittee must obtain the appropriate permit for the amber lights from the Nevada Highway Patrol pursuant to NRS 484D.185.
(d) An identification placard fixed to each side of the pilot car which is visible from 50 feet during the day and which states the name and telephone number of the individual or company providing the pilot car service.
(e) A standard 18-inch, two-sided “STOP” and “SLOW” sign attached to a pole 5 feet in length.
(f) A minimum of three bidirectional emergency reflective triangles and three orange road cones which must be at least 18 inches in height.
(g) At least one 5-pound BC fire extinguisher.
(h) A hardhat and high-visibility safety apparel to be worn by persons whenever operating outside of the vehicle. The hardhat and high-visibility safety apparel must meet the requirements set forth in ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear, which are hereby adopted by reference. A copy of ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear may be obtained from the International Safety Equipment Association, 1901 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209, for the price of $60.
(i) A two-way radio that is compatible with the radios of the other assigned pilot cars and the escorted vehicle.
6. The operator of a pilot car must:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Possess a valid driver’s license; and
(c) Have been certified by completing a current instructional course specific to flagger requirements and procedures.
[Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § L subsecs. 1-3, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.545)
NAC 484D.675 Display of lights while traveling during hours of darkness. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720) In addition to the requirements set forth in NRS 484D.860, an oversized or overweight vehicle that travels during hours of darkness must display:
1. On the extreme front of the vehicle, at least two amber, steady-burning lights which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet;
2. On each side of the vehicle in a location near the middle of the vehicle or toward the front of the vehicle, an amber, steady-burning light which is plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet; and
3. If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet, two red, steady-burning lights which are placed in a manner to identify the maximum width of the overhang and which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet.
(Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; A by R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.547)
NAC 484D.680 Display of signs and warning flags on oversized vehicles. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)
1. All oversized vehicles must display:
(a) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and may be mounted in two pieces if necessary. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted securely.
(b) Warning flags, in addition to the signs required pursuant to paragraph (a). Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.720 and 484D.860, the warning flags must be at least 18 inches square and solid red or fluorescent orange in color. A flag must be displayed:
(1) At each front and rear corner of the vehicle;
(2) If the vehicle carries a load that is wider than the vehicle:
(I) At each front and rear corner of the load; and
(II) At any other place on the load that is necessary to identify the maximum width of the load; and
(3) If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet in length:
(I) At the center of the overhang if the overhang does not exceed 2 feet in width; or
(II) At each rear corner of the overhang if the overhang exceeds 2 feet in width.
2. The signs and flags must be displayed only when necessary and removed promptly upon the arrival of the vehicle at its final destination.
[Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § L subsec. 4, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.550)
NAC 484D.685 Imposition of limitations on routes. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720) Route limitations may be imposed due to the following:
1. Impaired clearances because of low underpasses or other such obstacles;
2. Old or substandard structures or structures designed to accommodate certain limited loadings;
3. Load carrying capacity and conditions of subgrade, base and surface of the road;
4. Alignment and grade; and
5. Seasonal weather conditions.
[Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. II § B, eff. 10-1-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.565)
NAC 484D.690 Movement of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)
1. The Department will review applications for permits to move manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures on a case-by-case basis. The Department will not authorize movement of such homes or structures on routes that have not been designated by the Department pursuant to NRS 484D.720.
2. The movement of manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures is subject to all the terms, conditions and restrictions on the permit, the printed regulations on any part of the permit form and any attachments to the permit.
3. To be moved pursuant to NRS 484D.720, a manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure that exceeds 14 feet but does not exceed 16 feet in width, including, without limitation, any appendages and roof eaves, must, in addition to the conditions and requirements of NRS 484D.720:
(a) Not exceed the maximum weight per axle as prescribed in NRS 484D.635; and
(b) Have tires that have a load rating equal to the manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating.
4. The number of axles that support the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not be less than one axle for each 6,000 pounds, the axles must be spaced to afford maximum stability, tracking and distribution of weight, and every axle must have operational brakes.
5. The minimum tire size to be used in the transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must be at least 8 by 14.5 inches and 10 ply on all wheels.
6. Any two-way radio equipment used in the transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must be operated in conformance with federal regulations.
7. The permit is issued pursuant to chapter 484D of NRS and is not a waiver of other applicable requirements of NRS.
8. The permit is void if the length of the manufactured home, mobile home or other structure exceeds 80 feet.
9. The maximum speed limit while transporting a manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not exceed 55 miles per hour.
10. The load must be kept to the right of the highway centerline at all times and must stay off shoulders except when entering or leaving the highway or when necessary to allow trailing traffic to pass on narrow or winding roads. An effort must be made to prevent congesting or slowing down traffic.
11. As a warning to approaching traffic, the towing vehicle must operate with the headlights turned to a low beam.
12. When two or more manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures are moved over the same highway in the same direction, the drivers of the towing vehicles shall maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet between vehicles.
13. The permittee is responsible for all liability for personal injury or property damage which may occur through any act or omission of the permittee when acting under a permit, and in the event any claim is made against the State of Nevada or any department officer, officer or employee, by reason of or in connection with any such act or omission, the permittee shall defend, indemnify and hold them harmless from such claims.
[Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. III § A, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.570)
NAC 484D.695 Movement of other buildings or structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720) The Department may issue permits for the movement of buildings or structures other than those manufactured homes, mobile homes and similar structures regulated pursuant to NAC 484D.690 over the state highway system to those persons properly licensed by the State. The following conditions apply:
1. Movement of buildings or structures up to 26 feet in width, including, without limitation, eaves, will be allowed only if the character of the road and traffic conditions will allow such movement. Reduction in size of building by severance of portions may be necessary to accomplish the move.
2. The movement of buildings or structures over 26 feet in width is allowed only for short distances normally not to exceed 10 miles.
3. Measurement of building width includes any portion which protrudes from the walls of the building, including, without limitation, the overhang of the roof.
4. The route must be surveyed by the mover before moving to determine where obstructions may exist and provide for their removal or adjustment.
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