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South Carolina http://www.dot.state.sc.us/
Pilot/Escort Vehicle is
On 2-lane highways:
Width over 12' up to 14'- 1 front (cannot move over state highways in and in close proximity of large urban areas from 7-9am or 3-6pm schools days
or 7-9am or 4:30-6pm other days)
Width over 14' to 16'- 2 (front & rear); must be moved Mon.-Sat. from 9am-3pm school days & 9am-4pm other days.
Must travel on four-lane highways. Must be the only vehicle on any bridge 18’ wide or less.
Width over 16'(requires approval of county resident engineers and then state Oversize Permit Department)-3 (2 front & 1 rear)
Height 13’6” and over-state determines if pilot is required (with height pole)
Rear overhang of 15' on a less than 48' trailer; 10' on 48' & 53' trailers- rear escort & flags (or an amber light)
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Not specified
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “
Lights: Rotating amber beacon or light displayed on top of vehicle
Flags: Non specified
Additional equipment: Not specified
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
955 PARK STREET
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29202
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
No permits issued before 8:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m.
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Federal Bridge Formula applies
|*53' Trailers must be equipped with a rear under-ride guard, the distance between the kingpin and the center of the rear axle assembly or to the center of the tandem axle assembly if equipped with two axles must be no greater than 41'.|
OVERHANG 3' front, 6' rear
|Gross Weight:||5 Axles||90,000|
|Length:||125' loads on pole trailers
15' rear overhang w/escort on trailers less than 48'
|Height||Must be at leas 6" less than any overhead structure on route|
|If load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to the section on Super Loads.|
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for seven (7) consecutive days.
One-half hour after sunrise to one half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday for standard issue.
Loads 16' wide or less may travel sunrise to sunset on Saturdays, loads over 130,000 lbs prohibited on Saturdays, loads up to 130,000 lbs legal dimensions may have continuous travel, but it must be requested.
he load must be reduced to the least possible dimension and/or weight; a load shall be so transported by a vehicle so that the least width or length dimension becomes the width of the load.
The hydraulic boom and bucket permanently attached to a vehicle used in the maintenance and construction of electric service lines shall not be considered as a load provided that they shall not extend more than 8' beyond the foremost part of the vehicle with legal weight and dimensions.
Forestry equipment or road machinery are exempt from the laws and promulgated rules and regulations governing size and weight except when it exceed 12' wide or 90,000 lbs gross weight.
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
Generally, no escorts are required on divided highways
Escorts must be VA certified with load over 12' wide
|When Escorts are Needed:||# Escorts|
|On 2-Lane Highways:|
|Width over 12' up to 14'||1 Front|
|On All Highways:|
|Width over 14' to 16'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 16'
(requires approval ov a co. resident engineers and then state oversize permit department)
|2 (1 Front & 1 Rear) & 2 Police|
|Rear Overhang of 15' on less than 48' trailer, 10' on 48" and 53' trailerss||Rear escort and flags (or an amber light)|
|Permitee is responsible for vertical clearances
No specific escort needs given for height and length
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Super loads are considered to be all loads over 130,000 lbs on 7 axles, 125' long, 16' wide, height restrictions will depend on routes to be taken, include diagram with axle spacing, axle weight and proposed routes, in excess of 130,000 lbs the application goes to the Bridge Department for approval. Super load fee $3.00 per 1,000 lbs Requires 7 - 10 days for processing
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