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Insurance — Insurance must be on file with a minimum carry of $750/500/10 for all ICC carriers.
Weekend/Night Travel – Permits may be issued for movement of overdimensional loads on Arkansas highways on Saturday and Sunday unless a holiday weekend. Mobile homes are prohibited from moving on Sundays.
Holiday – No travel is permitted on certain holidays. Mobile homes may not be moved on holidays Inclement Weather - None noted.
AR-2 11/13 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Permit Information Required — Load description; tractor information (GVW, total number of axles, weights and spacing, overall dimensions); origin and destination; effective dates; routes to be traveled.
Routing assigned by Department. License number and VIN of truck-tractor and trailer. Serial number of mobile cranes, etc.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip Only, for weight and dimension.
The Commission has authorized the Director of the AHTD to provide for the issuance of Multi-State Envelope Permits under the Multi-State Permit Agreement for oversize and overweight vehicles.
FEES A charge of $17.00 shall be made for each special permit. In addition, for each ton or major fraction thereof to be hauled in excess of the lawful weight and load for that vehicle, or combination of vehicles, charges
shall be made for such as follows:
On Each Ton, Per Ton, or Mileage to be traveled is: Fraction Thereof
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling — Red flags are required at the lower rear corners of all overwidth and overlength vehicles. Flags are to be 18" square.
"Oversize Load" sign shall be placed across the front and rear of any oversize vehicle. Sign must be yellow with black letters 10" high and with a brush stroke of 2".
Escort Vehicles and Personnel — Loads over 14' wide require 2 escorts (front & rear) on 2 lane highways and 1 (rear) on 4 lane highways.
Loads over 15' high require a front escort with a height pole.
Escorts are assigned at discretion of Department.
Escorts must carry proof of insurance ($100,000/$300,000/$25,000, or $325,000 combined single limit coverage), and must have an amber flashing light mounted on top of the cab of the escort vehicle.
Additional Requirements Include: 1.) minimum load capacity of truck escort of 1/4 ton, or 2000 lbs. for automobile, licensed in Arkansas, except if providing interstate escort services; 2.) name, address or telephone number, and city of company/owner plainly legible, information on vehicle must match insurance certificate; and 3.) 10 lbs. fire extinguisher, four flares, two red hand held flags carried in escort vehicle.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Overdimension: Any violation excluding overweight is punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense.
Second conviction in the same year is $200. Any additional fines after then will be $500. (Excluding court costs.) Some fines may be lower, but none will exceed these limits.
Overweight: Same as above.
RESTRICTED TRAVELNo oversize or overweight vehicles may travel through the greater Little Rock area between the hours of 7:00–9:00 am and 4:00–6:00 pm on I-30 (mile markers 137–143), on I-40 (mile markers 151–155), and on I-630.
Inclement Weather – Movement is prohibited during inclement weather when in the opinion of the issuing agency conditions prevail which would make the movement unsafe.
Spring Weight Restriction – No restrictions Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings No rule on file
PORTS OF ENTRY/WEIGH STATIONSPort Of Entry-Little Rock-North Little Rock
Permits Via the Internet: www.arkansashighways.com Email: email@example.com Permits by telephone: (501) 569-2381 Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Permits in person: Permit Office Map Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department 10324 Interstate 30 Little Rock, Arkansas 72209 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Permits may be purchased using a bonded account, credit card, check or cash.
The office is closed Saturday, Sunday and all legal state holidays.
First time users of our automated on-line permit system must contact our office at 501-569-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a user name and password. Due to technical difficulties, customers needing a permit for round bales of hay must call the permit section at 501-569-2381. US-70 in Oklahoma at the Arkansas border is weight restricted to no more than 90,000 lbs.
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 - Permits are valid for 7 days. Travel is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, although the Department of Transportation may grant night and weekend operations depending on the dimensions of the load. Night and weekend travel must be requested at time of ordering.
To be eligible for an oversize or overweight (or "extralegal") permit, the main criterion is that the load be non-reducible, that is, that it cannot be reduced down and transported in a legal vehicle.
Divisible load permits are not available. Vehicles with lift axles are allowed overweight permits if inspected by Department of Transportation.
If it's determined that you are not eligible for an extralegal permit, you may contact Caltrans Legal Truck Access Branch staff to discuss legal truck size and weight requirements.
Legal Truck Access Contact Info: Phone (916) 654-5741 CA-3 05/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Use of Platform Trailers – The California Department of Transportation’s long standing policy is conventional trailers must be used when possible on California highways. This policy was discussed and agreed to by representatives of the trucking industry through the Caltrans Advisory Committee (CAC), more than 10 years ago.
However, platform trailers may be allowed only as the last resort in situations where conventional hauling equipment cannot be used. Approval to use platform type trailers requires a policy exemption. The customer is responsible for explaining why conventional hauling equipment cannot be used and providing supporting documentation.
Policy exemptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. If an exemption to use platform trailers is approved, the customer will be required to mitigate the impacts that platform trailers may have on California
highways. This may include the following costs:
Perform and assess current roadway condition (e.g. coring sample) Provide pavement analysis (stamped by a registered civil engineer) Provide restitution for the reduction in pavement service-life Provide protection for highway and bridge facilities (e.g. steel plating, blanket of asphalt concrete, etc…) Provide monitoring of pavement conditions during the move Restore state facilities to pre-move condition
To request a policy exemption, please refer to the following link:
All requests must be supported with documentation detailing or outlining the steps that the customer has taken to comply with California’s laws and the Department’s oversize and overweight policies.
Insurance - Not required to be on file. Exempt carriers must have public liability insurance of $600,000;
ICC-regulated carriers must follow federal standards ($750,000-$5,000,000, depending on the commodity hauled and hazardous nature).
Weekend/Night Travel – Allowed when no escort is required as long as vehicle combination does not exceed 2 vehicles and loading does not exceed “green” weight. No travel if load requires detours off state routes,
Unless the face of permit states “No Night Travel” the following policies shall apply:
Travel on “Yellow Routes” Without a Pilot Car Travel is authorized 24/7.
With a Pilot Car All permit vehicles/loads are authorized travel 24/7 until the loaded width exceeds 16’ 0”. When the loaded width exceeds 16’ 0” on Yellow routes, the load will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP in coordination with the District Traffic Manager(s) (DTMs) will determine hours of travel.
Travel on “Green Routes” Without a Pilot Car Travel is authorized 24/7.
With a Pilot Car Daylight hours, including Weekends; All permit vehicles/loads are authorized travel until the loaded width exceeds 15’ 0”. When the loaded width exceeds 15’ 0” on Green routes, the vehicle/load will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP in coordination with the District Traffic Manager(s) (DTMs) will determine hours of travel.
Hours of Darkness, including Weekends; All permit vehicles/loads are authorized travel during hours of darkness until the loaded width exceeds 14’ 0”. When the loaded width exceeds 14’ 0”, travel during hours of darkness is not authorized.
Travel on “Blue and Brown Routes” Without a Pilot Car Travel is authorized 24/7.
With a Pilot Car Daylight hours, excluding Weekends; All permit vehicles/loads are authorized travel until the loaded width exceeds 15’ 0”. When the loaded width exceeds 15’ 0” on Blue and Brown routes, the vehicle/load will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP in coordination with the District Traffic Manager(s) (DTMs) will determine hours of travel.
Hours of Darkness; Travel during hours of darkness is not authorized.
Weekend Travel; Travel is authorized on Saturday and Sunday from one-half hour prior to sunrise to 12 noon.
Travel on “Red Routes” Operational restriction, consult the “Red Route Summary Table” for travel restrictions.
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Local Traffic Conditions:
In the urban areas of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento curfew conditions shall apply as indicated on the curfew maps when the loaded width exceeds 10’ 0”.
Pilot Car Maps for California:
It is a condition of this permit that the driver has in his or her possession a current color-coded copy of the Pilot Car Requirements for California when traveling during hours of darkness or on Saturday and/or Sunday on Blue or Brown routes with a pilot car. The driver will present this copy to any law enforcement officer or Department of Transportation employee upon request. Current pilot car maps are dated Sept 04.
The time of day, and days of travel authorized are addressed in the Special Conditions for 24/7 Travel.
Please click on the link below to view and download the Special Conditions for 24/7 Travel.
Special Conditions For 24/7 Travel (Effective July 2005) The time of day, and days of travel authorized are addressed in the Special Conditions for 24/7 Travel.
Please click on the link below to view and download the Special Conditions for 24/7 Travel.
Special Conditions For 24/7 Travel (Effective July 2005) Holiday – Loads that request travel during holidays, or travel across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge(SFOBB) may be subject to restricted travel days or times See “Special Conditions for Holiday Travel” for restrictions that apply during holiday periods. In summary,
holiday travel is prohibited when the the movement requires an escort. Restricted holidays are:
New Years Day Washington’s Birthday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Restricted 4:00 pm – 12:00 am the day before the holiday and from 12:00 pm – 12:00 am on the holiday or days of the holiday weekend. Travel is authorized, subject to 24/7 policy, from 12:00 am or sunrise to 12:00 pm during any of the prohibited days or times.
Inclement Weather – None Noted.
Permit Information Required - Tractor and semi-trailer information; load description and dimensions;
overall dimensions; kingpin setting; applies to tractor/semi-trailer 65'; pier and berth locations (when applicable); origin and destination; routes to be traveled; effective dates.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip – 7 Consecutive days duration. A single trip permit is from a single origin to a single destination in one direction of travel. Single item non-reducible only.
Variance Permit - All applications over 15 feet in width, 17' in height or over 17', over 135 feet in length, or on special hauling equipment which exceeds the Department's standard method of weight classification must be approved by special processing. Written route surveys are required from the applicant for heights equal to or greater than 17'-0 ".
Variance requests shall be submitted to the Transportation Permit Office no later than 30 days in advance of the proposed move. The application should be addressed "Attention Variance Coordinator." Applications shall include inspection reports, engineering justification from the manufacturer and drawing of the item(s) to be moved.
In addition to the above, the variance program provides a means to apply for exception to policy when good cause exists. Written application should explain the nature of the need for exception and what safety measures will be taken.
Annual – One-year duration. Available for certain envelope loads or specific vehicles on specified highways.
Repetitive permits are not available for variance loads.
Repetitive permits are available for vehicles or vehicle-combinations hauling a load with the following
Height = 14' - 6" max.
Width = 12' - 0" max.
Length = 90' - 0" max.
Repetitive permits with load(s) are valid for one-way travel only. A separate permit might be required for the unladen return trip if the vehicle is extralegal in length.
FEESSingle Trip – $16Annual – $90Repetitive - $90
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling - Oversize load signs must be displayed on all over-dimensional loads. Sign must have yellow background, with black lettering at least 10" high of a 1.625" brush stroke.
Red flags at least 16" square are required on the left side, front or rear if load is 6' wider than trailer.