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Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
On all highways:
Width over 13' (rear if multi lane- front if 2 lane)
Length over 90'- 1 rear
Height over 14'6" w/high pole, 1 front; over 14' 10" 1 front & 1 rear
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SPECIAL HAULING OFFICE, PERMIT SECTION
1610 W. BROAD STREET
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43223
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M 12:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
|Tandem||Two successive axles spaced 4' or less, center to
center, not to exceed 24,000 lbs.
Two successive axles in excess of 4' but not more than 8', 34,000 + 1,000 lbs for each foot or fraction thereof over 4' not to exceed 40,000 lbs
|Tridum||Spaced more than 4' between each axle and not more than 9' between the 1st and 3rd axle cannot exceed 48,000 lbs|
Federal Bridge Formula applies
Fire engines, fire trucks or other vehicles or apparatus belonging to any municipal corporation or to the volunteer fire department of any municipal corporation or used by such department in the discharge of its functions. Vehicles and pole trailers used in the transportation of wooden and metal poles, transportation of pipes or well drilling equipment, farm machinery and equipment.
|Tandem||36,000 Spacing equal to or less than 4'
46,000 Spacing more than 4' plus 1,000 lbs per additional foot
|Tridum||47,000 Spacing less than 4' 53,000 Spacing more than 4' plus 700 lbs per additional foot|
|Quad||57,200 Spacings 4'6"|
Not to exceed 120,000 lbs
|5 Axles Single-tandem-tandem||29,000 - 46,000 - 46,000 = 121,000 GVW *Must have 51' outer bridge and 36' inner bridge to carry overweight on 5 axles|
|6 Axles Single-tandem--tridum||29,000 - 46,000 - 53,000 = 128,000 GVW|
|7 Axles Single-tridum-tridum||29,000 - 53,000 - 53,000 = 135,000 GVW|
|8 Axles Single-tandem-tandem-tridum||29,000 - 46,000 - 46,000 - 53,000 = 174,000 GVW|
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) consecutive days.
Daytime only for over dimensional loads, loads that are only overweight may travel 24 hours a day provided they can keep up with the flow of traffic.
Travel is permitted seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day for overweight loads, dimensions must be legal, loads up to 12' wide may run daylight hours seven days a week, loads over 12' wide are permitted until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
All loads must be reduced.
A dozer with a blade exceeding 14' wide must place a protector device on it, if not the blade shall be removed and hauled separately. A blade between 12' and 14' wide is restricted to a 25 mile radius unless a traffic protector device is used.
No restrictions on the dozer blade if width does not exceed 12'. No permits will be issued for dozers with blades attached over 15' wide.
Special hauling permits may be issued for transporting wire mesh or bar mat up to 12' wide provided plywood or similar sheeting protection covers both sides of the load.
No permits are required if legal dimensions are not exceeded for vehicles and pole trailers hauling wood or metal poles, pipes, well drilling equipment or farm machinery and equipment.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Tractor and trailer information including empty weight, tire sizes, load dimensions, overall description, make, model, gross weight, load weight, axle weights and spacings, origin, destination and routes. If picking up or delivering in the state, must have complete physical address.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed:||# Escorts|
|Overall length in excess of 90 feet||1 Rear|
|Overall width in excess of 13 feet||1 Lead (Rear on multiple lane highways)|
|Overall height in excess of 14'6"||1 Lead escort vehicle equipped with a height sensing device|
|Overall width in excess of 14'6"||1 Lead & 1 Rear|
|Overall height in excess of 14'10"||1 Lead & 1 Rear|
|Note: Escort vehicles shall be required to maintain radio
communication with the operator for the permitted vehicle and shall also be
required to be equipped with a roof mounted amber flashing or rotating light(s).
Driver of the escort vehicle is to act as a flagman when needed.
Lead escort vehicle, when required is to proceed 500 feet in advance of permit vehicle/load. Rear escort vehicle when required is to follow 500 feet behind permit vehicle/load.
Effective June 1, 2000 all commercial vehicles operated under a permit and escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol must have a MCSAP inspection prior to movement. Out of state inspections will not be honored unless the inspection resulted in a CVSA decal being awarded.
|Height:||40' Single Unit
90' Doubles (up to 112')
|Weight:||90,000 GVW (127,400 doubles) 21,000 Per axle|
|Tandem:||Program allows double operations over 70' under permit Maximum weight 127,400 lbs|
|Triple:||On a trial basis one company is running triples but triples are not allowed at this time to the general public.|
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Loads exceeding 120,000 lbs gross weight, 14'6" high, 14'0" wide are considered super loads. All essential details of proposed movements must be included (axle weights, spacings, number of tires, etc).
Allow 2 to 5 days for processing application
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