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Escort Vehicles and Personnel — Escort vehicles must have flashing amber lights.
Follow load at 300 feet (closer in congested area) Must maintain radio contact with load.
A single front escort is required for vehicles over 10'6" in width or 75' in length on two-lane roads. A single rear escort must accompany vehicles over 12' in width on four-lane roads. One front and one rear escort must travel with vehicles over 12' in width on two-lane roads. All loads 15’ high and up require a front escort equipped with a vertical clearance measuring pole. One front and two rear escorts for length over 120’ on two and four lane roads.
Law Enforcement Escort Requirements – Information not readily available.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Overdimension Only: May range between $100 and $500, plus court costs.
Fines shall be two cents ($0.02) per pound for each pound of excess load when the excess is 5,000 lbs or less. When the excess exceeds 5,000 lbs the fine shall be two cents per pound for each pound of excess load, but the fine shall not be less than $100 or more than $500.
Fines are calculated based on the permit weight. Drivers may be fined for over axle and over gross violations.
Operators may be allowed to shift load to avoid an over axle citation.
Jefferson County (Louisville), Boone, Campbell, Kenton, and Fayette County. For all overweight/overdimensional loads Monday – Friday restricts travel during the hours of 7:00–9:00 am and 4:00–6:00 pm. Also, vehicles traveling I-75 must enter Ohio by I-275.
Owensboro Bridge No travel is allowed on the 431 bridge in Owensboro.
The following parkway routes are controlled by the state permit office:
Audubon Parkway William H. Natcher Parkway Blue Grass Parkway Pennyrile Parkway Hal Rogers Parkway Western Kentucky Parkway Combs Mountain Parkway JP Parkway (Jackson Purchase Parkway) Cumberland Parkway
Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings:
No railroad rule **Must contact railroad company if moving house and/or superload** On interstate and major highway systems there are no overall length restrictions, however, on these highways the trailer is limited to 53 feet in length by 8 feet 6 inches in width.
On all other state highways the legal dimensions for truck and trailer are 65 feet in length and 8 feet in width. Overall height is limited to 13 feet 6 inches on all highways. Legal gross weight for 5 or more axles is up to 80,000 lbs.
Carriers with nondivisible loads exceeding these dimensions are required to purchase an overweight/overdimensional permit. If you have questions regarding these dimensions or want to purchase this permit, please call 502-564-7150. You may also inquire about an Industrial Haul Permit at this number or contact the district in which you anticipate hauling.
PORTS OF ENTRYPort Of Entry-Louisville
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A single trip permit can be applied for by Fax – 502-564-0992. Work sheet available online at:
http://transportation.ky.gov/Motor-Carriers/Pages/Forms-and-Applications.aspx Look for section 4: Overweight Overdimensional C: Trip Permit Application (Form TC 95-10) A single trip permit is available using our online services. On-line applicants must have an agreement on file with the Division of Motor Carriers authorizing ACH debit or your bank account, or voucher payments, for transactions issued by use or your company. No credit cards will be accepted for payment of on-line based services. On-line services can be accessed at http://transportation.ky.gov/MotorCarriers/Pages/Online- Services.aspx Look for Overweight Overdimensional web applications for permits.
Then complete the Authorization Agreement for Preauthorized Payments (OWOD).
An Annual permit can be applied for by:
Fax: 502-564-0992 Include a credit card number and expiration date. Walk-in: 200 Metro St. 2nd Floor Frankfort, KY 40622 Mail: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Motor Carriers OW/OD Section P.O Box 2007 Frankfort, KY 40602 To get an application go to: http://transportation.ky.gov/Motor-Carriers/Pages/Forms-andApplications.aspx- Section 4. Once an application has been received it will take 7 to 14 business days to process.
To renew an Annual permit:
1) Download an application (TC95-25) from our web site:
http://transportation.ky.gov/Motor- Carriers/Pages/Forms-and-Applications.aspx - Section
2) Make a copy of previous permit, making any necessary changes on copy.
*Note Kentucky request that Annual renewals be applied for 30 days prior to the expiration date in order to effectively return the annual in ample time.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes - Motor Carrier's web based temporary permitting system you may now purchase temporary KYU, IFTA, KIT, and Non-Reciprocal permits 24/7 using a credit card.
Pending 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.
Maximum legal weight on a tire: 650 lbs per inch width of a tire *45,000 lbs. with 12' or more of spacing LA-2 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual When the gross vehicle weight exceeds 254,000 pounds: Permit requests for gross vehicle weights exceeding 254,000 pounds require detailed information. Inquiries should be directed to the Truck Permit Office well in advance of the movement (generally one month). Loads exceeding 900,000 pounds may require analysis from an independent engineering firm and additional time should be allowed for this analysis. Since railroads and navigable waterways are adequate for the movement of loads in excess of 254,000 pounds, these facilities must be used instead of highways, except for the hauling necessary to move a load from its origin to the nearest railway or waterway and/or to move a load from the railway or waterway to its destination.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Oversize and overweight permits are issued only for indivisible vehicles and loads. Indivisible vehicles or loads are those which cannot be easily divided, broken down or dismantled to conform to the legal limitations. Permits are valid for one to three days. In general, vehicles and loads requiring a permit are prohibited from traveling at night, in inclement weather, and on certain designated holidays. Travel is permitted daylight hours only, unless time restrictions apply.
Serial numbers must be provided for construction equipment such as drag lines, dozers, back hoes, being moved on an oversize/overweight permit.
Vehicles must be registered for the highest gross weight which is 88,000 lbs. for 6 axles and 80,000 for 5 axles.
A permit must be carried in the vehicle for which it was issued or in the escort vehicle, and must be available at all times for inspection by the proper authorities.
No changes will be made to single trip oversize permits regardless of the number of days ordered.
No extensions are allowed for MONTHLY OVERSIZE, ANNUAL PERMITS, SEMI-ANNUAL PERMITS, or permits issued to mobile homes.
Vehicles which are traveling with an OVERWEIGHT PERMIT and which are held up due to inclement weather or mechanical breakdown may be allowed to extend the permit for an additional day. The revision should be made while the permit is valid.
Permits purchased using the automated system on the DOTD website cannot be changed or refunded. It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine that the specific type permit ordered is the proper permit and that all information is correct and free of errors before purchasing the permit.
Insurance —Louisiana requires that a certificate of insurance, which insures any damage to state property must be posted at the Truck Permit Office before any permit is issued for vehicles and loads which are overweight or 14 feet or more in width. Louisiana DOTD shall be named as the certificate holder.
Bond amounts are $100,000 for a single trip, or $250,000 annually.
Weekend/Night Travel – In general, vehicles and loads requiring a permit are prohibited from traveling at night, in inclement weather, and on certain designated holidays.
Vehicles with loads in excess of 12 feet wide may not cross the Jimmy Davis Bridge (LA 511) between 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M Vehicles requiring permits may not cross any bridge spanning the Mississippi River or be within two (2) miles of such bridge from 6:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. This restriction applies only in New Orleans.
Vehicles with loads in excess of 12 feet wide may not travel in the city of New Orleans between 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. This restriction does not apply to movement on the Interstate System or that section of US 90 Business between the Crescent City Connection Bridge and Interstate 10.
No vehicle whose load projects beyond the boundaries of the vehicle, or whose width exceeds 8 feet 6 inches, height exceeds 14 feet 4 inches, length exceeds 70 feet 0 inches or the weight exceeds 120,000 pounds will be allowed to cross the US 190 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge from 6:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M.
to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
LA-3 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Inclement Weather Vehicles and loads requiring a permit are prohibited from traveling during weather that is physically severe such as extremely heavy rain, heavy fog, icy road conditions, heavy snow, or any continuous condition which creates low visibility for drivers or hazardous driving conditions. Wet pavement, light drizzle or wind is not considered inclement weather for the purposes of permit movement.
Permit movements are not prohibited from traveling in these milder weather conditions unless the movement would create a traffic hazard; for example, movement of a load 14 feet wide during rain or movement of mobile homes in wind.
If a vehicle which has been prohibited from moving in inclement weather is underway when inclement weather occurs, the vehicle must proceed to a safe place off the roadway and park until the weather clears.
If a vehicle with a permit has not been prohibited from traveling during moderate weather, the vehicle may travel at the option of the driver. In general, the following vehicles and loads are not prohibited from traveling
during moderate weather, at night, or on holidays:
1. Vehicles with valid Oversize and Overweight permits if the load does not project beyond the boundaries of the vehicle; if the width of the vehicle and load does not exceed legal limits; if the height of the vehicle and load does not exceed 14 feet 4 inches; if the length of the vehicle and load does not exceed legal limits; and if the weight of the vehicle and load does not exceed 120,000 pounds.
2. Vehicles with valid AGRONOMIC/HORTICULTURAL PERMITS, CONTAINERIZED CARGO PERMITS, COTTON
MODULE PERMITS, HARVEST SEASON or NATURAL FOREST PRODUCTS PERMITS, LIQUID BULK CONTAINER
PERMITS, OILFIELD EQUIPMENT PERMITS, PLEASURE CRAFT PERMITS, REFUSE PERMITS, REFUSE/WASTE
PERMITS, SOLID WASTE PERMITS, STEERING AXLE PERMITS AND WASTE VEHICLE PERMITS.If the width of the vehicle and load does not exceed 8 feet 8 inches, vehicles which have valid OVERSIZE PERMITS and are transporting pipe loaded across the vehicle (rather than lengthwise) are not prohibited from moving during moderate weather or on holidays; but they are prohibited from moving at night.
Vehicles with valid FOREST PRODUCT PERMITS, FOREST MANAGEMENT PERMITS AND TIMBER CUTTING/LOGGING EQUIPMENT PERMITS are not prohibited from moving in moderate weather or on holidays;
but they are prohibited from moving at night.
Vehicles with valid PLEASURE CRAFT PERMITS are not prohibited from traveling on holidays, at night or during moderate weather; however, they are prohibited from traveling on the Interstate system.
PERMIT TYPESAGRONOMIC/HORTICULTURAL PERMIT: ($100.00 per Year) Vehicles traveling with a valid Agronomic/Horticultural Permit are not prohibited from traveling at night, during moderate rain or on holidays. The permits are valid for one (1) year, expiring each year on December 31 and allow travel on any state-maintained highway except the Interstate System.
ANNUAL OVERWEIGHT PERMIT: ($2,500.00 per year) This permit is for vehicles transporting a single, non-divisible piece of heavy equipment with a gross vehicle weight not to exceed 120,000 pounds. This permit is not applicable for equipment determined to be off-road.
BAGGED RICE: ($500.00 per calendar year) These permits are for vehicles that haul bagged rice for export only and for one way hauls within a sixty (60) mile radius of the Port of Lake Charles. This special permit authorizes the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles a total gross weight not to exceed 95, 000 pounds with a tandem not to exceed 37,000 pounds and a tridum not to exceed 45,000 pounds.
CONTAINERIZED CARGO CLASS I: ($50.00 per year)
These permits are for sealed Ocean Containers used in hauling prepackaged products for international trade originating from or destined to an intermodal facility. This permit allows for the transportation of Ocean Containers with a gross vehicle weight limitation not to exceed eighty thousand (80,000) pounds and axle group weight not to exceed forty thousand (40,000) pounds per tandem axle.
LA-4 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual CONTAINERIZED CARGO CLASS II: ($500.00 per year) These permits are for sealed Ocean Containers used in hauling prepackaged products for international trade within a fifty (50) mile radius from a statutorily defined port or harbor district to an intermodal facility. This permit allows for the transportation of Ocean Containers with a gross vehicle weight limitation not to exceed ninety five thousand (95,000) pounds and the axle weight not to exceed twenty thousand (20,000) pounds per axle provided the rear axle set is a tridum
CONTAINERIZED SPECIAL CARGO PERMIT ($750.00 per year)