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Rhode Island http://www.dot.state.ri.us/
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES - ROOM 106
STATE OFFICE BUILDING
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 02903
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
|Tridum||Depends on axle spacings||Depends on axle spacings and Bridge Formula|
Federal Bridge Formula applies
|*Distance from kingpin to the center of the rear axle cannot exceed 41'|
The department makes decisions on every vehicle that exceeds the legal limit
||5 Axles||Determined by spacing, weight and routing|
|6 Axles||Determined by spacing, weight and routing|
|7 Axles||Determined by spacing, weight and routing|
|8 Axles||Determined by spacing, weight and routing
Over 201,000 is considered a super load
|Length:||No set maximum, determined by routes and dimensions|
|Width:||No set maximum, determined by routes and dimensions|
|Height:||No set maximum, determined by routes and dimensions|
|Consortium Permit Limits:|
|Width:||14'-14'6" for mobile homes|
|A Consortium Permit will not be issued if load exceeds set limits, permittee must apply to each state individually.|
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) consecutive days.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
No travel allowed
Annual permits are issued for loads which could be reduced, in this case manufacturer must certify that the vehicle can pull the weight. Common maximum weight for a 5 axle combination is 104,800 lbs, for a 3 axle straight truck the weight is 76,650 lbs, permits are only issued to overweight vehicle loads not over dimensional loads.
Single trip permits are issued only for non-divisible loads.
Dozers are considered a non-divisible load, blades, buckets and counterweights do not have to be removed.
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 Highways:|
|Width over 12' up to 14'6"||1|
|Width over 14'6"||2|
|Length over 80' up to 90'||1|
|Length over 90'||2|
|Height over 14'||1|
|Overhang of 15' or more||1|
|Ingrequent - overhang of 15' or more (example: 2-lane highway w/width 12' or more)||2|
|Building - also with police escort||2|
|Cranes - interstate moves of 12' or over||2|
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
No stated minimum for super loads. Each trip is reviewed individually to determine whether it is a super load or not, depends on routes, etc. Basic information needed will be axle weights, spacings and routes. Information can be phoned or faxed into the office. Over 200,000 lbs an outside engineering firm must survey the routes. Allow at least 5 days for approval.
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