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North Dakota  http://www.dot.nd.gov/

ND Load Restrictions Info

ND Flager Handbook pdf

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
2-lane highways:
Over 14'6" to 16'-1 front (may use rotating or flashing amber light mounted on vehicle, visible from front & rear for 500' in lieu of escort)
4 or more lane divided highways:
Over 16' wide-1 rear
On all highways:
Over 18' wide-official escort (unless exempted by highway patrol)
Over 18' high-1 front (& written permission from utility company)
Over 120 long-1 rear
Weight of earth moving equipment that exceeds legal axle weights- 1 rear
Weight of any load that exceeds normal allowable weights-1 or 2 may be required
Mobile/modular:
2-lane highway:;
From 14'6" to 16' wide-1 front
Over 16'- 2 (front & rear)
4 or more lane divided highways;
Width over 16'- 1 rear (maximum allowable width in ND =18')
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: 2-axle truck or passenger only; must meet requirements of ND Century Code, Title 39.  
All vehicles not registered in ND will have to purchase temporary registration when escorting intrastate movements.
Signs:“OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12” min.) w/ black letters (8” high x 1” brush stroke) on yellow background
Lights: Flashing amber lights mounted on ends of sign or 1 centrally mounted revolving amber light on top of sign
Flags: None stipulated
Additional equipment: 2-way radio


NORTH DAKOTA
NORTH DAKOTA STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
MOTOR CARRIER DIVISION
600 EAST BOULEVARD
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA 58505-0241

PHONE: 701-328-2490
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 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 48,000 on certain routes 48,000
Gross Weight 80,000 on interstates
Federal Bridge Formula applies
105,600 unless otherwise posted on other national network highways
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 14' 14'
Length:
Semi-trailers 53' 53'
Trailers registered in ND prior to July 1, 1987 and towed vehicles cannot exceed 60'

The last trailer in any combination must have a "Long Load" sign mounted on the rear when exceeding 75' in overall length

Axles spaced 40" or less apart are considered one axle, axles spaced 8' or more apart are considered as individual axles.

OVERHANG
No limit to front and technically none in the rear, if 48" or more in the rear red flags are required during the day and lights at night, overhang is included in the length so if overhang takes you over the legal length a permit will be required.

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
24,000
Tandem 45,000
Tridum 60,000
Gross Weight: 5 Axles 106,800
  6 Axles 118,200
  7 Axles 133,000
  8 Axles 150,000
Length:
Length:   120'
Width:   18'
Height:   18'
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) travel days.

OPERATING TIME
Sunrise to sunset.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Over dimensional may travel daylight hours, 7 days a week, loads over 16' wide and 110' long, daylight hours Monday - Friday and Saturday until 12:00 noon, overweight only continuous travel.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Permits will be issued for over dimension up to 10' wide but not overweight.

EXCEPTIONS
A bucket, blade, counterweight, etc can be hauled on the same overweight movement if attached, if detached it must be hauled separately when exceeding legal weights.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMITS:
Company name, address, description of the power unit (year, make, capacity, serial number, license number and state, tires sizes and number of axles), description of the towed unit (type, make, tire sizes and number of axles); overall dimensions of vehicle and load, axle weights and spacing and gross weights of vehicles and load if overweight is requested, dates of travel, point-of-origin, destination and desired route to be traveled.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed: # Escorts
On 2-Lane Highways:
Width over 14'6" 1 Front *
Width over 16' 2 (Front & Rear)
On 4 or More Lane Divided Highways:
Width over 16' 1 Rear
On All Highways:
Width over 18' Official escort (unless exempted by highway patrol)
Height over 18' 1 Front & written clearance from utility companies
Length over 120; 1 Rear
Weight of self-propelled earthmoving equipment that exceeds legal axle weights 1 Rear
Weight of any load that exceeds normal permittable weights 1 or 2 may be required
**All pilot cars not registered in ND will be required to purchase a temporary registration when escorting intrastate moves.

*When operating in convoy, additional pilot cars are not required provided that each unit in convoy keep at least 1000' apart so traffic flow is not hampered.
Mobile Home or Modular Units:
On 2-Lane Highways:
Width from 14'6" to 16' 1 Front*
Width over 16' 2 (Front & Rear)
*In lieu of escort for width over 14'6" to 16', may use rotating or flashing amber light mounted on vehicle, visible from front & rear for 500'
On 4 or More Lane Divided Highways:
Width over 16' 1 Rear

Restricted Travel

Vehicles are prohibited from traveling when road surfaces due to ice, snow, slush or frost present a slippery condition which may be hazardous to the operation of the unit or to other highways users; when wind or other conditions cause the unit or any part thereof to swerve, whip, sway or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle; or when visibility is reduced due to rain, sleet, fog, mist or smoke. Vehicles cannot travel on shoulders of the road.

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

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

During the spring breakup season or on otherwise posted highways, reductions in axle weights may be imposed.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Loads over 18' wide, 18' high, 150,000 lbs and 120' long are considered super loads.

Bridge analysis - $25.00

When applying for a super load permit you must submit a letter stating that the load cannot be broken down and that it cannot be moved by any other mode of transportation including a diagram of the vehicle and load and a Certificate of Insurance. Over 200,000 lbs a drawing is needed.

If over 18' wide, Highway Patrol may be required to escort. Fee $30 per hour plus $.30 per mile.

In an instance where a load or vehicle movement exceeds 18' in width, the carrier must contact the NDHP commanders in the districts in which the load or vehicle is traveling. The receipt/permit will show the NDHP district(s) and phone number(s) so the carrier will know who to contact.

When an over height load movement exceeds 18', written authority is required from the utility companies, this is indicated on the permit and the carriers responsibility.

When the overall length exceeds 120', a pilot car is required to the rear.

When a load movement is made on a county highway system, permission is required from local authorities for that carrier to use the county system. The permit will generally list a phone number for that local authority.

Allow 2-3 days for processing. 

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