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PORTS OF ENTRYPort Of Entry-Vicksburg
PERMIT ORDERINGA written application for overweight overweight/oversize permit may be submitted to the Department.
Application forms may be obtained from the Department or the Department's internet web site or calling 1The Mississippi Department of Transportation Permits Division authorizes and issues over dimensional and excess weight motor vehicle moves. The permit office is open each Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. and may be reached at (601) 359-1148 or 1-888-737-0061.
Excess size and weight permits may also be obtained at the first weigh station entering the State under
the following criteria:
A. The issuing officer must verify that the company has current insurance by contacting the radio room or by reviewing the certificate of insurance provided by the driver.
B. The vehicle must have a minimum of five axles for weight up to 100,000 pounds. Axle weight may not exceed 12,500 on the steering and 44,000 per tandem. (Exception: Steering axle weight may increase if tire size will allow it.) C. The vehicle must have a minimum of six axles for weight over 100,000 pounds up to 120,000pounds.
Axle weights may not exceed 12,500 on steering, 47,500 on a tandem and 60,000 on a tri axle.
(Exception: Steering axle weight may increase if tire size will allow it.) D. Oversize permits may be issued not to exceed 14' in width and legal height.
E. Permits for combinations that are 99' in length not to exceed 105'. Escorts required in front on two lanes and rear on four lanes.
OTHER PERMIT OPTIONSThe permit section can be contacted for any non-divisible load not covered by the previous section, also for information on Blanket Permits, Continuous Movement Self-Issue Permits.
ExpressPass is an oversize/overweight commercial vehicle permitting service offered by Mississippi Department of Transportation to the public over the internet. Review current overall size and weight limits.
With a valid ExpressPass account, an individual or company wishing to operate commercial vehicles in Mississippi that falls within certain size and weight limits can purchase and instantly receive a oversize/overweight or legal trip permit over the Internet via the ExpressPass system.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – The new fees for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) have been set and we are accepting applications at this time. Please keep in mind that if you operated during the year(s) of 2013 and/or 2014 and have not registered for your UCR, you will need to register for the year(s) that you operated prior to registering for 2015.
Note: Enforcement begins January 1, 2015.
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.
LEGAL LIMITSInterstate and Designated Width 8’6” Height 14’ Length – Trailer & Load 53’ - Truck-tractor semi-trailer combination Length – Overall Truck-tractor semi-trailer N/A
Length – Truck-trailer combinations 65’ overall Length – Auto/boat transporter 75’ overall plus 3’ front and 4’ rear overhang Length – Single units 45’ overall Weight – Truck-tractor semi-trailer 80,000 lbs* Weight – Specialized equipment See pages 33 – 35 (depends on axle spacings) *If hauling on US highway 36 between Saint Joseph and US highway 63 and on US highway 65 between the Iowa state line and US highway 36, and on US highway 63 from the Iowa state line to Missouri Route 17, 85,500 lbs is legal.
The total gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling milk from a farm to a processing facility shall not exceed 85,500 pounds while operating on highways other than interstate and defense highways.
Non Designated Highway System:
Width 8’6” Height 13’6” Length – Trailer & Load 53’ – Truck tractor semi-trailer combination Length – Overall 60’ Truck-tractor semi-trailer combinations Length – Truck-trailer combinations 55’ Length – Auto/boat transporter 75’ plus 3’ front and 4’ rear overhang Length – Towed units 55’ Length – Single units 45’ Weight – Truck-tractor semi-trailer 80,000 lbs Weight – Specialized equipment See pages 33 – 35 152,000 lbs Federal Bridge Formula applies.
TOLERANCE: not applicable TIRE WIDTH: not applicable MO-2 01/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual The maximum gross vehicle limit and axle weight limit for any vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with an idle reduction technology may be increased by a quantity necessary to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction system as provided for in 23 U.S.C. Section 127, as amended. In no case shall the additional weight increase allowed be greater than five hundred fifty (550) pounds. Upon request by an appropriate law enforcement officer, the vehicle operator shall provide proof that the idle reduction technology is fully functional at all times and that the gross weight increase is not used for any purpose other than for the use of idle reduction technology.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONS General -
(A) In the design and fabrication of all vehicles, machinery, equipment, structures, buildings or other units or components, careful consideration must be given to the legal and physical limitations applicable to all available forms of transportation between point of fabrication and the original or subsequent destinations.
(B) Permits will not be granted for travel on the state highway system for movement of a load reducible in
size or weight, except for:
1. Farm products (hay) and equipment with dual tires as permitted in sections (6) and (10).
2. Emergency response vehicles loaded with salt, sand, chemicals or a combination thereof, with or without a plow or blade attached in front, and being used for the purpose of spreading the material on state highways that are or may become slick or icy, or
3. Military vehicles transporting marked military equipment or material.
Reducible portions of any oversize or overweight load shall include, but are not limited to, any attachment, accessory, member or assembly designed to be detached with hand tools.
(C) Unladen vehicles or combinations are to comply with legal size and weight limitations as listed in Chapter 304 of the Missouri Revised Statutes unless exceptions can be justified by safety considerations based on an oversize or overweight object to be transported by the vehicle.
(D) Economic factors in either the saving of time or costs for routing will not be considered of primary importance in the routing process and the department reserves the right to designate routing and travel time for all movements. Safety, structure capacities and clearances, roadway widths, and traffic volumes will all be considered in route determination. The routing will use the designated state highway system as shown on the Missouri Vehicle Route Map and/or be as direct as possible. When other streets or highways off the state highway system are used, it will be the responsibility of the applicant to obtain approval from the agency responsible for that off-state highway and adhere to all bridge capacity postings off the state highway system.
(E) Limitations for all oversize and overweight load movements will be determined by the least hazardous road conditions and volume of traffic which will be encountered and the practical capacity of the roadway, structures and the vehicle involved, based upon axle loads. All responses to requests for routing approval prior to application are furnished for general information only. Due to constantly changing highway conditions such routing approval is subject to change without notice.
(F) Exceptions may be made for feasible oversize and/or overweight movements certified as essential to national defense, upon receipt of written documentation by designated officials within the Defense Department.
(G) Permits may specify maximum and minimum speeds to reduce hazards or control impact factors on pavement or structures and may specify lane restrictions while crossing structures to provide for better load distribution to the structural members of that structure. Power units shall have sufficient weight and power to handle the load safely and maintain reasonable speeds.
(H) Permits for round trips will not be issued. Each single trip permit covers the movement of one (1) load only, between one origin and one destination, except for the multi-stop permit designed for transportation of farm implement delivery only (legal loads are not considered for multi-stop permits since permits are not required for legal loads). Moves must be completed in seven (7) moving days,
Insurance – A Form E (Bodily Injury and Property Damage Certificate Insurance) or a Form G (Uniform Motor Carrier Bodily Injury and Property Damage Surety Bond) must be filed for for-hire intrastate hauling and for motor carriers authorized as a hazardous waste transporter and housemovers.
Your insurance company will complete these forms. They can be faxed to (573) 522-6708.
(A) An applicant for an oversize/overweight permit shall have on file with the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Services Division an approved proof of coverage for bodily injury to, or death of, an individual and for loss or damage to property, in a form satisfactory to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. Proof of coverage shall be effective during all of the applicant’s oversize/overweight operations authorized under such permit covering each motor vehicle
operating under the authority of the applicant’s permit in amounts not less than the following:
(B) Public Liability Insurance and Surety Bond Forms. The proof of insurance shall be on a certificate of liability form(Acord). The certificate shall be duly completed and executed by the applicant’s insurer or an agent of the insurer authorized to issue a policy on the insurer's behalf. The approved certificate of liability insurance coverage shall include any damage to the state highway system such as the road surface, shoulders, bridges, traffic control devices, utility facilities, and any other state highway systemrelated property which is caused by, and is the legal responsibility of, the applicant, the applicant’s vehicle and/or the applicant’s officers, agents, employees or operators. A surety bond (Form G) in accordance with 7CSR 265-10.030 may be accepted in lieu of the certificate of liability. The bond shall be duly completed and executed by the surety and principal. Such surety bond shall be in a duration and amount as the commission may determine to be adequate for the commission’s protection and to be provided by sureties or financial institutions satisfactory to the commission.
(C) Cargo. Any automobile insurance policy required under this administrative rule shall not include coverage of the cargo transported under the permit, and, instead, any cargo transported by the applicant under a permit issued under this administrative rule shall be insured under a separate insurance policy. Proof of cargo liability is not required to be filed with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
(D) Filing Waiver. If the applicant has proof of public liability insurance (form E) on file with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission pursuant to 7 CSR 265-10.030 or the motor carrier has been approved to be self-insured for motor carrier operations, no additional proof of insurance is required to be filed, provided the limits of liability pursuant to such public liability insurance or self-insurance is consistent with the limits established in this rule.
(E) Cancellation. The applicant shall immediately notify the Missouri Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Services Director in writing of cancellation of the applicant's proof of insurance. All non-expired permits issued to the applicant shall be void and requests for additional permits shall not be granted until the applicant submits new proof of coverage consistent with this administrative rule to the Motor Carrier Services Director.
(F) Rejection. Proof of insurance may be rejected and notification sent to the applicant of the rejection, ifProof of insurance was not submitted on the proper form(s) or information contained on that form has not been completed in order for the division to determine if the limits of liability have been met;
2. The form was not properly completed;
3. The limits of liability were contrary to limits established within this rule; or
4. The proof of insurance appears to be invalid or the authenticity of the document cannot be verified.
MO-4 01/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual (G) Filing of Documents. Insurance companies offering motor carrier insurance certificates, cancellation notices, or other documents for filing with the division pursuant to this rule, shall deliver the documents to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Services Division, 1320 Creek Trail Drive, PO Box 893, Jefferson City, MO 65102 by any of the following methods: personal delivery, U.S. mail, express courier delivery, FAX, electronic mail (E-mail), or other approved electronic media. A person or company that offers photocopies, FAX copies, or electronic documents for filing shall be bound by them as if they were signed originals.
(H) Failure to Comply. The Motor Carrier Services’ director or his/her representative may reject an applicant’s request for a permit or suspend the applicant’s privileges of obtaining oversize/overweight permits for failure to comply with this section of the rule.
(I) Excessive Overweight. Permits issued for excessive overweight may require additional financial responsibility to protect the state in regard to excessive damage to the state highway system and its facilities.
(J) Refer to subsection (8)(C) for financial responsibility for escorts.
Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise through ½ hour after sunset for loads up to 14’ wide, 16’ high, 150’ long unless otherwise specified. Continuous movement is allowed for loads that are only overweight. Additional curfews apply in the Lake of the Ozark and Branson areas and Kansas City and St. Louis areas. Movement is further restricted for loads exceeding certain dimensions. Refer to the complete regulations for details.