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Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
Width of 14' up to and including 16'-1
Width over 16'- 2 (front & rear)
Width over 20’ must have route survey
Length over 110' up to 125'-1
Length over 125' long- 2 (front & rear)
Rear overhang over 20' up to 30'-1 rear
Overhang over 30'- 2 (front + rear + special approval)
Height over 17' contact utility companies-1 w/ height pole
Height over 18'- 2 (front & rear+ height pole)
Height over 19’ must have route survey
Width over 16' up to 18' (on 2-lane highways-1 front; on multi-lane-1 rear)
Width over 18' on all highways-2 (front & rear)
Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Single unit w/ GVW of 1000 lb. min. To 10,000 lb. max.
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” OR “
must be visible from the front & rear; (5’- 7’ x 12”- 18”) w/ black letters (8”-10” high w/ 1.41” brush stroke) on yellow background
Lights: 2 flashing or 1 rotating amber light; 8” in diameter min.; mounted on the roof of vehicle; visible 360 degrees
Additional equipment: 2-way radio
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
MOTOR CARRIER DIVISION
125 EAST 11TH STREET
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701
PHONE: 800-299-1700 OPTION 7
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M
SATURDAY 6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Federal Bridge Formula Appiles
unless otherwise posted
OVERHANG 3' front, 4' rear
|Trunnion||60,000 (54,000 for load restricted roads)|
|8 Axles||Depends on axle configuration|
|Length:||180' Maximum overhang is 30'|
|Width:||20' (16' usual max on interstate)|
If load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to the section on
Super Loads, over 125' requires route inspection
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) days.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset; vehicles not exceeding 10' wide or 100' long may operate on the interstate 24 hours a day.
May travel continuously with weight only
Railroad Crossing Hotline 800-772-7677
Saturday and Sunday travel is granted for loads not exceeding 14' wide, 16' high or 110' long, Manufactured housing (mobile homes) not restricted
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Company name and address, phone number, motor carrier registration fee or SSR number, type of equipment hauling load, year and make, serial number, license number, load description (manufacturer's housing serial number), overall dimensions, overhang front and rear, axle spacing, axle load, number of tires, size of tires, origin, destination and routes.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed||#Escorts|
|On All Highways:|
|Width exceeding of 14' up toand including 16' as permit office determines for those less than 16' wide||1|
|Width over 16' (Generally over 16' wide are not routed on Interstates or Expressways except For mfg. housing or HUD coded industrialized buildings)||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Length over 110' up to 125'||1|
|Length over 125'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Overhang over 20' up to 30'||1 Rear|
|Overhang over 30' (needs special approval)||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Height over 17'
contact utility companies
|1 (Front w/pole)|
|Height over 18'
considered on individual basis, if load is over in 2 dimensions that require an escort (exception: if load is over 110' long but not over 125' long and has rear overhang over 20' - only 1 escort is required)
|2 (Front & Rear)|
Time restrictions are noted on the permit; all major cities are restricted (Houston, Dallas, Ft Worth, Lubbock, Austin, Beaumont, San Antonio, El Paso, Vidor and Wichita Falls) from 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, no movement during hazardous road conditions or when visibility is less than 2/10th of a mile.
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Overweight, Oversized & Wide Load Super Loads
Loads over 200,000 lbs require a BOL showing the load weight. Loads exceeding 254,000 lbs, 20' wide, 19' high or 125' long are considered Super Loads. The following information must be submitted: 1.) purpose for moving the load; 2.) load description; 3.) the type of equipment that will be used to move the load; 4.) a detailed diagram of the equipment showing the number of axles, axle spacings, tires per axle, tire size on each axle and weight per axle; 5.) a map of the proposed routes that indicates where the load will begin and end.
Issuance time varies depending on load
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