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Inclement Weather - Single trip permits shall not authorize movements when inclement weather prevails, highways are slippery, or when visibility is poor.
Divisible load permits are available for loads up to 10' in width, and on the interstate for over 80,000 lbs.
GVW not to exceed 105,500 lbs GVW.
Permit Information Required — Tractor information; axle configuration on tractor and trailer; load description; net weight, gross weight; axle weights; axle spacing; tire sizes; track width, overall dimensions;
load dimensions, origin and destination; routes to be traveled (optional); effective start date. Require schematic showing track-widths for special mobile equipment and when track width on trailer exceeds normal 8 feet 6 inches.
Insurance — Proof of insurance must be on file with the Motor Carrier Permit Section when moving a manufactured housing unit, or when applying for a seasonal permit. Liability coverage shall be no less than $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident, and $50,000 property damage; $300,000 liability and property damage, respectively.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip Annual: Seasonal, Overwidth, Interstate Seasonal — For hay movers, hay grinders, and fertilizer spreaders, grain cleaners, agricultural chemical applicators, forage harvester.
Overwidth – For overwidth vehicle and nondivisible load movements up to 14 feet 6 inches Interstate – For divisible load movements over 80,000 pounds GVW, not to exceed 105,500 pounds GVW FEES Single Trip for Oversize & Overweight - Routine — $20 plus$15 service/routing fee Nondivisible Overwidth Annual Permit – $100 (The permit expires on December 31) Divisible Load Single Trip —$10 or $20, plus $15 service/routing fee Divisible Load Annual Interstate Permit — $300 Special Mobile Equipment Single Trip — $25 plus $15 service/routing fee Workover Service Rig Single Trip - $100 plus $15 service/routing fee Seasonal (annual) — $50 Permit Fees on vehicles/loads with a GVW greater than 150,000 pounds
A $0.05 ton/mile fee is assessed upon that portion of gross vehicle weight exceeding 200,000 pounds.
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling — Flags, displayed on the traffic side front and rear, must be 18" square and either red or bright orange in color. Oversize load signs must have dimensions of at least 12x60” and have a yellow background with black letters at least 8" high and with a 1” brush stroke. Vehicles over 75' in length must have an "OVERSIZE LOAD" sign. When the movement is over-length only, exceeding 75', a 12" x 60" "LONG LOAD" sign may be used. Letters must be at least 8" in height with 1" brush stroke.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel — Pilot car(s) are required for all movements exceeding 14 feet 6 inches in width, 18 feet in height, and 120 feet in overall length. In lieu of a pilot car, overwidth movements exceeding 14 feet 6 inches but not over 16 feet may be equipped with lighted rotating or flashing amber light(s) that are visible from the front and rear at 500 feet. Load movements exceeding 18 feet in overall width are subject to an NDHP escort. Excessive overweight load movements are also subject to pilot cars and an official escort.
One escort is required to the rear for all load movements exceeding 120 feet in overall length.
A minimum of one lead escort is required to precede all load movements exceeding 18 feet in overall height.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
Official Escorts — A NDDOT engineer or NDHP Commander may determine an NDHP escort is required on a load movement of excessive size and/or weight.
A load movement exceeding 18 feet in overall width may be required to have a Highway Patrol escort as determined by the NDHP district commander. The escort fee is $50 per hour and $.50 per mile.
FINES Overdimensional and/or Overweight Citation: $20 and $100 Overweight fines may be assessed for over axle, gross, exterior bridge and interior bridge length violations, whichever produces the greater fine. Drivers may not shift load to avoid an over-axle citation.
Extraordinary Road Use Fees:
0001 - 1000 pounds = $20 1001 – 2000 pounds = $40 2001 – 3000 pounds = $60 3001 – 4000 pounds = $140 4001 – 5000 pounds = $220 5001 – 6000 pounds = $305 6001 – 7000 pounds = $380 7001 – 8000 pounds = $495 8001 – 9000 pounds = $575 9001 – 10,000 pounds = $655 10,001 – 11,000 pounds = $1,100 11,001 – 12,000 pounds = $1,200 12,001 – 13,000 pounds = $1,300 13,001 – 14,000 pounds = $1,680 14,001 – 15,000 pounds = $1,800 15,001 – 16,000 pounds = $1,920 16,001 – 17,000 pounds = $2,550 17,001 – 18,000 pounds = $2,700 18,001 – 19,000 pounds = $2,850 19,001 – 20,000 pounds = $3,000 20,001 – 21,000 pounds = $4,200 21,001 – 22,000 pounds = $4,400 ND-4 01/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual 22,001 – 23,000 pounds = $4,600 23,001 – 24,000 pounds = $4,800 24,001 – 25,000 pounds = $5,000 25,001 – 26,000 pounds = $5,200 26,001 – 27,000 pounds = $5,400 27,001 – 28,000 pounds = $5,600 28,001 - 29,000 pounds = $5,800 29,001 – 30,000 pounds = $6,000 An additional charge of $200 for every 1,000-pounds increase over 30,000 pounds consistent with the above formula.
(1) No person may operate or move any crawler-type tractor, steam shovel, derrick, roller, or any equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of ten or less miles [16.09 or less kilometers] per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than one-half inch per foot [12.7 millimeters] of the distance between any two adjacent axles or in any event of less than nine inches [22.86 centimeters], measured above the level surface of a roadway, upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this section.
(2) Before making any such crossing, the person operating or moving any such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same not less than fifteen feet [4.57 meters] nor more than fifty feet [15.24 meters] from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and may not proceed until the crossing can be made safely.
No such crossing may be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates or a flagman or otherwise of the immediate approach of a railroad train or car. If a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing must be under his direction.
North Dakota does maintain Spring Thaw Restrictions: see NDHP Motor Carrier Operations Ref: 9-17 (2/2012) Studded tires are permitted in North Dakota from October 15 to April 15. There is no mandatory chain law in North Dakota.
PORTS OF ENTRYNorth Dakota has several Ports of Entry and contact information and hours can be obtained at www.cbp.gov
PERMIT ORDERINGThe online system (E-Permits)( www.nd.gov/ndhp/motor-carrier/e-permits) accepts single trip permit applications for all oversize/overweight vehicles or load movements Axle weights shall not exceed maximum permitted limits. See the Permit Policy for Movement of Oversize and Overweight Vehicles and/or Loads for further information, www.nd.gov/ndhp, click on Motor Carrier, then Permit Policies.
ND-5 01/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Permit requests with specialized trailers that exceed the online axle weights may complete the Application for Single Trip Permit for Excessive Size and Weight (SFN 59716) then submit to email@example.com or contact the Permits Section at (701) 328-2621..
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – CELL PHONE RESTRICTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS Effective January 3, 2012, certain Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers are restricted from holding a mobile telephone to conduct voice communication and dialing a mobile telephone by pressing more than a single button. Hands-free use is allowed via either an earpiece or speakerphone function.
The new rule applies to drivers of all CMVs in interstate commerce (operating across state lines), drivers of CMVs over 26,000 pounds in intrastate commerce (operating within ND), and all drivers of CMVs transporting a quantity of hazardous material that requires placarding.
In September 2010 FMCSA issued a regulation banning text messaging while operating a commercial truck or bus and PHMSA released a companion regulation in February 2011 banning texting by intrastate hazardous materials drivers. Texting is also prohibited for all drivers in North Dakota. The proposal allows hand-held cell use by drivers for emergency purposes.
Under the final rule, CMV drivers who are convicted of hand-held cell violations may face up to $2,750 for each offense and may be disqualified for 60 days or longer. Carriers that allow their drivers to use hand-held North Dakota Highway Patrol 54 cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle face a maximum civil penalty of $11,000 per violation.
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.
If an application fails a bridge analysis or exceeds the stated group weights, either more axles or more components must be added in order to appropriately spread the weight over the vehicle.
Once a vehicle exceeds 120,000 lbs. GVW, it is still considered a superload, but the minimum spacing of 65’ overall spacing and 51’ of spacing for the inner-bridge will not be required. Also, three components will no longer be required when a vehicle exceeds 132,000 lbs. provided the maximum axle or axle group weights are not exceeded and a passed analysis is obtained. The requirement for equalized weight, (2,000lbs.
between axles within a group) and all other rules still apply.
The Department recognizes that the use of lift axles is necessary for overweight superload weight distribution and that these axles must be lifted during some turning maneuvers. When such axles are in use and listed as load bearing axles on an overweight superload SHP, they shall remain in the fully lowered position except during turning maneuvers where there would be excessive tire and pavement scuffing or control of the vehicle would be hindered. Such axles shall be part of an air ride suspension group designed to equalize the load over all axles in the group, including the retractable axles.
October 27, 2011
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for five days. Travel is permitted one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, travel until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No travel on holidays. Permits may be extended for a justified reason (weather, tractor breakdown), but only one revision is allowed. The load description cannot be changed under an extension.
Permits may be issued to haul a dozer with the blade attached, but a blade protector is required if the vehicle exceeds 12' in width (but not over 14' in width). When a blade protector is in use, the dozer is to be loaded with the blade to the rear of the trailer. Blades 15' in width and greater must be removed and hauled separately.
Every vehicle operating under a Special Hauling Permit shall, when traveling on freeways, expressways, multi-lane undivided highways, remain in the extreme right-hand lane of said highway except as necessary to maintain continuous through movement, to make left turns or exits or to pass other vehicles. Overwidth vehicles shall not pass other vehicles traveling in the same direction.
Any load with an overall height in excess of 14'10" shall be required to coordinate the move with the owners of all overhead signs, signals, utilities, etc., which may obstruct safe, clear movement.
Divisible load permits are not available.
OH-3 06/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Insurance — The current minimum property damage (automobile) liability insurance amount to be endorsed or surety bond amount is $500,000.00 and may be increased in cases where an increased risk is determined. In cases of self-propelled equipment, general liability may be substituted for the automobile liability. This must be filed on forms prescribed and furnished by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Special Hauling Permit Section. Please note: Both the OS-32 form and the bond form must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the insurance company and sent to us directly from them. The forms available on our website are fillable pdf documents. A blank copy of the form(s) can be saved. Once the OS-32 form has been completed and signed by an appropriate signatory, it may be mailed, faxed to (614) 728-4098 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Weekend/Night Travel – The Ohio Special Hauling Permit Limitation / Provision Form OS-1A states that permitted movements may not occur during certain hours of the day. These restrictions are summarized as
1. OVERWEIGHT ONLY permitted vehicle/loads do NOT have any travel hour restrictions
2. OVER DIMENSIONAL permitted vehicle/loads (Over - length or width or height) may NOT travel during listed holidays. For the list, see the Form OS-1A or click on Main Page for Holiday Restrictions. This provision does NOT apply to FARM Equipment permits.
3. OVER WIDTH permitted vehicle/loads greater than 12 feet wide may NOT travel during listed morning and afternoon "rush hours" near listed cities. For the list, see the Form OS-1A. This provision does NOT apply to FARM Equipment permits.
4. OVER WIDTH permitted vehicle/loads greater than 12 feet wide may NOT travel during listed weekend hours. For the list, see the Form OS-1A. This provision does NOT apply to FARM Equipment permits.
5. OVER DIMENSIONAL permitted vehicle/loads (Over - length or width or height) may ONLY travel during daylight hours (defined as 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset).
HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONSDue to increased traffic on our highways during holiday periods, the movement of oversize vehicles/loads is limited. This is in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 5501:-09(A).
Overweight only vehicles/loads may move on holidays/holiday weekends if they are traveling with a valid Special Hauling Permit. Overdimension and/or overdimension/overweight vehicles/loads may not move on the holidays/holiday weekends listed below.