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Rhode Island  http://www.dot.state.ri.us/

RHODE ISLAND
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES - ROOM 106
STATE OFFICE BUILDING
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 02903

PHONE: 401-462-5745
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 22,400 22,400
Tandem 36,000 44,000
Tridum Depends on axle spacings Depends on axle spacings and Bridge Formula
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"
Length:
Semi-trailers 53'* 48'6
*Distance from kingpin to the center of the rear axle cannot exceed 41'

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

The department makes decisions on every vehicle that exceeds the legal limit

Gross Weight:
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:
Height:
13'6
Length: 90'
Width: 14'-14'6" for mobile homes
Weight: 120,000
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.

OPERATING TIME
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
No travel allowed

DIVISIBLE LOADS
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.

EXCEPTIONS
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 PERMITS:
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

Restricted Travel


No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions or visibility makes traveling hazardous.

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

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No 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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