«Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of ...»
Idaho does have a chain law, which can be found in Idaho Code, section 49-948. It currently only applies to the following passes in Idaho, Lolo on US-12, Look Out and 4th of July on I-90.
Permit Information Required — Any application for an overlegal permit shall provide for the submittal of all pertinent information required to establish the necessity of the proposed movement and the requisite to an engineering determination of the feasibility of the proposed movement. The following information shall be
01. Name. Name of owner, operator, or lessee of vehicle or vehicles concerned.
02. Description of load. Manufacturer, model number, etc.
03. Identification of vehicles. License number, if registered, otherwise serial number, unit number.
04. Weight. Licensed capacity of vehicles subject to registration, if overweight is involved.
05. Axles. Number of axles, spacing between axles, number and size of tires.
06. Gross Weight. Gross weight, distribution of weight, overall dimensions.
07. Route. Point of origin and destination, preferred route by road number.
08. Start Date. Date of movement and days required.
09. If House Trailer. License number if privately owned.
11. Necessity. Necessity for movement.
12. Special Instructions. Special instructions regarding address to which permit is to be sent and any other pertinent information.
13. Signature. Signature of applicant.
See Idaho Permit Conditions Manual for further details. This manual is available on-line.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip, Annual, and 120-day Temporary
Overweight A permit is required to exceed the legal axle weight(s) and/or 80,000 pounds for travel on all highways.
All lift axles must be fully deployed when remaining axles exceed legal axle weights.
Oversize A permit is required to exceed the legal dimensions established by law over Idaho highways.
Excess Weight A permit is required to exceed 80,000 lbs. on all highways (cannot exceed legal axle weight limits or maximum gross weight limit of 105,500 lbs unless operating on routes designated for Up to 129,000 lbs.).
Excess Height A permit is required to exceed a height of 14 ft. on routes designated for such operations up to a maximum height of 14 ft. 9 in.
Extra Length A permit is required to exceed legal length limits (i.e. single trailers over 48 ft and double trailers exceeding 61 ft or 75 ft overall) on routes designated for such operations up to 95 ft or 115 ft.
OBTAINMENT OF WESTERN REGIONAL
OVERWEIGHT/OVERSIZE SINGLE TRIP PERMITSThe states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Lousiana, Nevada and Washington have entered into an agreement which authorized the issuance of regional single trip overweight/oversize permits. A regional permit may be issued by the entry, origin destination or pass-through state if the vehicle does not exceed the sized and weights of the envelope vehicle and it is operating on the routes listed on this map.
The vehicle operating on a regional overweight/oversize permit must comply with the following requirements and maximum dimensions.
1. Weight a. 600 pounds per inch width of tire b. 21,500 pounds per single axle c. 43,000 pounds per tandem axle d. 53,000 pounds per tridem axle (wheelbase more than 8 ft but not more than 13 ft) e. 160,000 pounds gross weight f. In no case may the gross weight exceed the sum of the permitted axle, tandem axle, group axle weights or the weight specified by the permit, whichever is less.
g. A minimum of 5 axles is required for the issuance of a regional overweight permit.
2. Length - 110 feet overall
3. Width - 14 feet
4. Height - 14 feet
5. The oversize load must be nonreducible and it can not be a manufactured home.
The member states have developed a list of special conditions within each state which apply to the operation of the envelope size vehicle. This list must accompany all regional overweight/oversize permits.
The state of issuance will collect the fees for all member states in which the vehicle is permitted for travel. These fees must be paid by credit card, cash, cashiers check or other ID-23 08/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual guaranteed funds.
Telephone Numbers of Permit Offices in other States:
Arizona 623-932-2247 Colorado 303-757-9539 Idaho 208-334-8420 Montana 406-444-6130 New Mexico 505-827-0376 Oklahoma 405-425-2390 Oregon 503-373-0000 Texas 800-299-1700 Utah 801-965-4508 Washington 800-562-6902 120 Day Temporary - You may purchase a 120-hour temporary permit in lieu of fully registering the vehicle.
120-hour temporary permits may be purchased at ports of entry, vendor stations, Motor Carrier Services counter or online at dmvonline.idaho.gov or trucking.idaho.gov, but must be purchased before movement on the highway occurs for unlicensed vehicles. Fees are noted under “Fees”.
FEES Oversize Single Trip — $28 Oversize Single Trip exceeding 16' width, 16' height, or 110' length — $71 Oversize only, 2 trips within 7 days, exceeding 16 wide, or 16 feet high or 110 feet long, - $89 Oversize Two Trips — $33 Oversize Annual — $43 Specialized Annual Oversize Permits — $43 (farm tractors exceeding 9' in width on interstate and implements of husbandry; cylindrical hay bales, two wide; tree length logs and poles; emergency removal of disabled vehicles; mobile or modular homes; equipment.) Excess Weight Annual — $43 (Authority to exceed 80,000 lbs. on reducible loads up to 105,500 lbs. on Interstate.) Extra Length Annual (reducible) — $43 Excess Weight and Extra Length Annual (reducible) — $53 Overweight (nonreducible) Single Trip — $71Overweight (nonreducible) Two Trips — $81 Overweight/Oversize(non-reducible) single trip, exceeding 16 feet wide, or 16 feet high or 110 feet long Overweight/Oversize 9non-reducible) 2 trips within 7 days, exceeding 16 feet wide, or 16 feet high or 110feet long - $116 Overweight/Oversize (non-reducible) annual permit fee for 12 consecutive months - $128 120-hour Temporary Permits - If the Power Unit IS registered for Idaho and the trailer is registered with Idaho or another state: No Permit Fee is required.
If the Power Unit IS NOT registered for Idaho and the trailer(s) IS registered in Idaho or another state: the Single Permit Fee is $60.00.
If the Power Unit IS registered for Idaho, but the trailer IS NOT registered in Idaho or another state or if hauling piggy-back: the Single Permit Fee is $60.00.
If the Power Unit IS registered for Idaho and two or more following trailers ARE NOT registered at all with any state: the Combination Permit Fee is $120.00. (No matter how many trailers there are, the maximum is $120.00.)
Pilot/escort vehicle(s) shall be furnished by the permittee and shall be either passenger car(s), light truck(s) or vehicle(s) authorized by the Vehicle Size & Weight Specialist. The light truck(s) used as pilot/escort vehicle(s) shall not be loaded in such a manner as to cause confusion to the public as to which vehicle is being escorted. Vehicles towing trailers shall not qualify as pilot/escort vehicles.
Number of Escorts:
The required number and placement of pilot car escorts is determined by the route color code. Refer to the Idaho State Highway System Pilot/Escort Vehicle & Travel Time Requirements.
Pilot/Escort Sign Requirements:
a. Oversize Load Signs: All pilot/escort vehicles while escorting an oversize load shall display a sign having the words OVERSIZE LOAD. Such signs shall not be displayed and shall be considered illegal except when the pilot/escort vehicle is actually escorting an oversize load.
b. Dimensions: Ten (10) inches high by five (5) feet wide, type Standard series B, eight (8) inch high letters, one (1) inch stroke width, and black letters on yellow background.
Pilot/Escort Vehicle Lighting Requirements:
a. Flashing or rotating amber lights displayed on the pilot/escort vehicle shall be mounted at each end of the required OVERSIZE LOAD sign above the roofline of the vehicle and be visible from the front and rear of the pilot/escort vehicle. These lights shall meet the minimum standards outlined under oversize vehicle and/or load lighting requirements.
As an alternate, a pilot/escort vehicle may display one (1) rotating or flashing amber beacon visible from a minimum of five hundred (500) feet, mounted above the roofline and visible from the front and rear of the pilot/escort vehicle.
Pilot/Escort Vehicle Equipment:
A pilot/escort vehicle shall carry the following items of equipment when escorting an overlegal vehicle
a. Standard eighteen (18) inch STOP & SLOW paddle sign.
b. Three (3) bi-directional emergency reflective triangles.
c. A minimum of one (1) five (5) pound B, C fire extinguisher.
d. A reflectorized orange vest, shirt, or jacket, which must be worn by the operator when working out of the vehicle.
e. Two (2) additional oversize load signs.
f. Non-metallic Height Pole for determining vertical clearances (when required).
g. Valid driver’s license.
Certification:Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Persons convicted of violations of the provisions of sections 49-1003 and 49-1006 through 49-1012, Idaho Code, shall be subject to punishment by a fine of not to exceed $300 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days or by a combination of such fine and imprisonment.
Persons convicted of violations of the provisions of sections 49-1001, 49-1002, 49-1004, and 49-1005,
Idaho Code, shall be subject to a penalty as described herein:
In addition to the penalties specified in this subsection, $150 for failure to deploy a variable load suspension axle which results in adjacent axles exceeding allowable weight by 2001 pounds or more.
Persons convicted of an infraction or misdemeanor for violating 2 or more of the provisions of section 49or 49-1004, Idaho Code, at any one (1) time shall be assessed the full amount of the penalty for the primary violation. In addition to the assessment of the penalty for the primary violation, the person convicted of an infraction or misdemeanor shall be assessed a penalty of $10 for each additional misdemeanor conviction or $5 for each additional infraction for violations of section 49-1001, 49-1002 or 49-1004, Idaho Code, committed at the same time.
RESTRICTED TRAVELVehicles and/or loads in excess of 13' wide are prohibited from movement during heavy commuter traffic. Oversize permitted vehicles allowed to operate during hours of heavy commuter traffic shall be restricted to the furthest right hand lane. The following areas have
heavy commuter traffic restrictions in place:
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PORTS OF ENTRYThey are located statewide and are comprised of uniformed officers who have a limited law enforcement commission for commercial vehicle enforcement. The ports of entry are responsible for the operation of Idaho’s fixed weigh station facilities (refer to Pages 63-68 for locations) and for roving ports of entry that set up on secondary and bypass routes utilizing portable weigh scales.They issue temporary permits for vehicles not registered for Idaho and temporary weight increase permits for vehicles that are currently registered for Idaho, but need to increase that registration. They also issue Hazardous Materials Endorsements and Hazardous Waste permits to vehicles. They issue annual overlegal permits for vehicles and/or loads which exceed legal dimensions and weight (see page 50 – 52). All ports of entry are able to register vehicles needing Full Fee registrations and some Ports of Entry are able to register vehicles needing IRP registrations.
PERMIT ORDERINGAn overlegal permit may be obtained by phone, mail, fax or in person at the Overlegal Permit Office. The Department maintains a centralized overlegal permit office at headquarters, making permits available electronically and at Ports of Entry throughout the state. Permits will be available Monday through Friday, state holidays excluded from 7:30 am to 5 pm Mountain time.
Headquarters Idaho Transportation Department Overlegal Permit Office P.O. Box 7129 3311 West State Street Boise, Idaho 83707-1129 (208) 334-8420 Annual Overlegal and Temporary Trip Permits for regulation can be ordered online by accessing the appropriate link at dmvonline.idaho.gov. Applications can also be submitted by contacting the Overlegal Permit Office at 3311 W State Street, Boise, Idaho. Permits can be obtained by phone, mail, fax, or in person at this office.
To establish a basis for the issuance of special permits on other than a cash basis, the permittee may guarantee permit fees by posting a surety bond. The bond shall have a minimum value of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or be equal to the value of permits required by the permittee during any three (3) consecutive months, whichever is greater.
Surety bonds for this purpose shall be furnished by a bonding or insurance company licensed to do business in Idaho. Applications to establish permit fee accounts shall be obtained from and filed with the Maintenance Section along with the required bond.
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SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – None Noted.
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is pleased to publish this Oversize/ Overweight Permit Manual. Each state analysis includes information in a standardized format: contact, legal limits, special permit limits, general restrictions, types of permits available, fees, escort needs, fines, and restricted travel areas. Telephone numbers, locations, and hours of operation are listed for ports of entry and permit branches. However, readers are always advised to check with the state offices on current laws and procedures. This project could not have been completed without the advice and consultation of many state officials. We thank all of those who provided permit manuals, maps, laws, regulations, and various other forms of documentation.
Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of overdimensional and overweight loads. This Permit Manual is not intended to be an accurate summary of all the applicable laws and regulations. Users of the Permit Manual should confirm the information contained herein before dispatching vehicles and loads. The SC&RA cautions Permit Manual users that state laws and regulations are subject to change without notice, and that some time elapses between the effective date of such changes and the amendment of the Permit Manual to reflect those changes. The SC&RA assumes no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or claim, penalties or any other damage resulting from reliance on the contents of this Permit Manual.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Single trip permits are valid for one move to be made during a five day period. Round trip permits are valid for one move from origin to destination back to origin using the exact same routes in both directions to be made during a ten day period.
Divisible load permits are now available with the Secretary of the Department’s approval with a maximum number of miles when traveling on state routes of five miles.
Insurance — Must have proof of insurance at levels of at least $500,000 per occurrence combined bodily injury and properly damage; not required to be on file. The carrier needs $500,000 per occurrence.