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Insurance for Super loads: Proof of insurance must be provided with application submittal when the gross vehicle weight is 180,000 lbs. or greater and/or the overall width is 16 feet or greater. The insurance must be submitted to the permit office on an ACCORD form or other acceptable form approved by the OSOW Permit Director. The SCDOT - Oversize/Overweight Permit Office, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202 must be listed as the Certificate Holder.
Weekend/Night Travel –NO travel shall be allowed on Sunday,
Holiday Travel – 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA
PERMIT OFFICE CLOSINGS
BELOW ARE DATES ON WHICH THE PERMIT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO OBSERVE LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND
THE DAYS/DATES THAT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS APPLY.
THE PERMIT OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT 3:00 PM THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR TRAINING.
*NEW YEARS DAY TUESDAY, JANUARY 1*TRAVEL PROHIBITED FROM 12:00 NOON MONDAY 12/31/13 UNTIL 12:00 NOON WEDNESDAY 1/2/13
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY MONDAY, JANUARY 21PRESIDENT’S DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY FRIDAY, MAY 10
*INDEPENDENCE DAY THURSDAY, JULY 4*TRAVEL PROHIBITED FROM 12:00 NOON WEDNESDAY 7/3/13 UNTIL 12:00 NOON FRIDAY 7/5/13
*LABOR DAY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2*TRAVEL PROHIBITED FROM 12:00 NOON SATURDAY 8/31/13 UNTIL 12:00 NOON TUESDAY 9/3/13
VETERANS DAY (OBSERVED) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
*THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29*TRAVEL PROHIBITED FROM 12:00 NOON WEDNESDAY 11/27/13 UNTIL 12:00 NOON FRIDAY 11/29/13
CHRISTMAS EVE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
*CHRISTMAS DAY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25
DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26*TRAVEL PROHIBITED FROM 12:00 NOON TUESDAY 12/24/13 UNTIL 12:00 NOON THURSDAY 12/26/13 SC-3 09/13 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Inclement Weather – No movement shall be allowed during inclement weather such as heavy rain or fog when visibility is restricted to less than 1,000 feet. Movement shall also be prohibited during periods of high winds or when highways are slippery or hazardous due to ice, snow or sleet.
In the event of inclement weather during the winter months, the permit office will be closed per the Governors instruction for state offices in the Richland and Lexington County area. Please visit the SCDOT home page for road conditions in each county you may be traveling at www.scdot.org.
Permit Information Required — Tractor and trailer information; load description; overall dimensions;
gross weight; number of axles; how the permit will be transmitted; origin and destination; routes to be traveled.
The permit must be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and must be open to inspection by a police officer or an authorized agent of the authority granting the permit.
TYPES OF PERMITS
a) Single Trip Permit: A single trip permit shall be issued for non-divisible loads. A single trip permit shall only be used to make a one time move within the date and times specified by permit. The following must also be provided, but not limited to: name, address, contact numbers of transporter, load description, load and trailer dimensions, defined routes (with a beginning and ending address or junctions within one mile), the company’s USDOT number, complete vehicle identification number, license tag of the towing vehicle and license tag number of the trailer.
b) Multiple Trip Permit: A truck-specific multiple trip permit shall be issued for the movement of nondivisible loads, mobile homes and sealed ocean containers. The complete vehicle identification number and tag number for the towing vehicle is required. Multiple trips may utilize all US, SC and Interstate routes (unless posted for load) for one year with the dimensions below. Travel on secondary routes is prohibited;
an additional route specific permit must be obtained from the permit office when traveling on secondary roads. Non-divisible loads and Mobile homes permits can obtain a route specific permit for loads up to a maximum height of 15 feet 1) Non-divisible loads: up to 14 wide, 13’6 high and 90,000 lbs gross weight on 5 or more axles (not to exceed 40,000 lbs. per tandem). 2) Mobile Homes: up to 14 wide, 13’6 high and legal weight. 3) Sealed Ocean Containers: up to 8’6 wide, 13’6 high and 90,000 on 5 or more axles (not to exceed 40,000 lbs. per tandem). Non-divisible loads and Mobile homes permits can obtain a route specific permit for loads up to a maximum height of 15 feet. This permit can not be self issued by customer.
c) Self-Issue Multiple Trip Permit: Multiple trip permits for non-divisible loads, sealed ocean containers and mobile homes can be self-issued 24 hours, 7 days a week with an OS/OW web account or guest user. The above maximum dimensions will automatically be issued on the permit.
d) Multiple Trip Permit and OSOW Truck Route Map: A Multiple Trip Permit shall be issued to use in conjunction with the Truck Route map for non-divisible or containerized cargo loads. The permit allows up to 100,000 lbs. gross weight and 14 feet in width, with a maximum axle weight of 20,000 lbs. on a single, 48,000 lbs. on a tandem and 55,000 lbs. on a tridem, not to exceed 100,000 lbs. gross weight. The map defines designated routes of travel using only the US, SC and Interstate routes that can accommodate the heavier axle weights. The map must be attached to the permit and carried in the vehicle at all times.
e) Permission Permit: A permission permit shall be issued to transport road machinery (not construction equipment), implements of husbandry (farm equipment), fire and forestry equipment. A permission permit is issued up to six months for multiple trips to be made over one specific route. The following must also be provided: Name, address and contact numbers of transporter, load description, load and trailer dimensions, defined routes (with a beginning and ending address or junctions within one mile) the USDOT number, the complete vehicle identification number and license tag of the towing vehicle.
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f) Cotton Modular Multiple Trip Permit: Cotton Modular Vehicle is defined as a single motor vehicle used only to transport seed cotton modules, cotton, or equipment used in the transporting or processing of cotton. The permit shall be issued annually to allow continuous travel on all highways EXCEPT the Interstate. The vehicle identification number and license tag number is required. Cotton modular vehicles may not exceed a width of 110 inches and may not exceed a length of 50 feet extreme overall dimensions, inclusive of front and rear bumpers and load. A maximum of 25,000 pounds per axle is allowed, not to exceed a gross weight of 65,000 on 3 axles. (SC Code of Law 57-3-160)
g) Sheet Tobacco Multiple Trip Permit: Sheet Tobacco Truck is defined as a vehicle used to transport tobacco in sheets, which do not exceed 96 inches in width at the truck bed and 9 feet, 6 inches at the widest part of the load above the truck bed. The permit shall be issued annually and allows continuous travel on all highways. The vehicle identification number and license tag number is required. (SC Code of Law 57-3-140)
h) Culvert Pipe Multiple Trip Permit: A multiple trip permit can be issued for vehicles transporting culvert pipe not to exceed a width of 106 inches. The vehicle identification number and license tag number is required. (SC Code of Law 56-5-4035).
i) House Moving Permit: See Section K.
j) Superload: Any load exceeding 130,000 pounds is defined as a superload. Superload routes are analyzed and approved by the Department’s Bridge Engineers. Bridge analysis may take up to 5 business days. Axle weights that exceed 20,000 lbs on a single axle for non-divisible loads are reviewed by a bridge engineer for approval or denial.
k) Containerized Cargo: To transport with an SCDOT Containerized Cargo Overweight Permit, the container must be an International Shipping Container, bound to or from a seaport being, or having been, transported by marine shipment and possess an International Bill of Lading or Carrier Interchange.
FEES Single Trip Permit $30.00 Excessive width over 16’ $35.00 Excessive width over 18’ $40.00 Excessive width over 20’ $45.00 Excessive width over 22’ $50.00 Multiple Trip Permit (Annual) $100.00 House Moving License (Annual) $100.00 Annual Permit Transfer Fee for Wrecked, Stolen or Sold trucks being replaced $10.00 Road Machinery Administrative Fee $10.00 Superload Application Fee (Non-refundable) $100.00 Superload Engineering Analysis over 130,000 lbs $100.00 Superload Engineering Analysis over 200,000 lbs $200.00 Superload Engineering Analysis over 300,000 lbs $350.00 Superload Impact Fee over 130,000 lbs $3.00/per 1,000 lbs.
Sheet Tobacco Truck Permit (Annual) $15.00 Cotton Modular Vehicle Permit (Annual) $50.00
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling — Wide load signs must be displayed on all vehicles and loads 12’ wide and wider. Signs must have yellow background with black lettering (12" high, 1.5" brush stroke).
Red flags 18" square must be displayed on all four corners and on all extremities.
A rotating amber light must be mounted on all escort vehicles and the rear of vehicles which exceed 12' in width up to and including 14 feet wide and on each outer rear corner of all loads over 14 feet up to and including 16 feet wide.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel — A lead escort must accompany vehicles which exceed 12’ in width up to and including 14 feet in width on two-lane roads. Front and rear escorts must travel with vehicles which exceed 14’ in width up to and including 16 feet wide. No specific requirements exist for overlength or overheight vehicles.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Overdimension Only: $100.
New Axle Fine A new axle fine amount was provided by the legislature this year. When a vehicle is found to not be in violation of the weight limits, and is no more than 5% over axle limits (including the 10% tolerance) then a $25.00 fine may levied. If paid within 14 days no additional assessments may be added. If not within the 14-day grace period, the ticket will be written for $56.75, which includes $31.75 in additional assessments.
For gross weight violations of the law, the statutory scale of fines is as follows:
Operators are fined for gross weight violations only.
RESTRICTED TRAVELLarge metropolitan areas (Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville) — no travel is permitted between 7:00– 9:00 am, and between 3:00 – 6:00 pm on school days or 4:00 – 6:00 pm all other days.
Operators of house or extremely large load movers must have city permits and prior local approval before operating in any city’s limits.
Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings.
For any railroad grade crossing, comply with 56-5-2725 of the S.C. Code of Laws.
PERMIT ORDERINGAll permits shall be secured from the Oversize/Overweight Permit Office at the South Carolina Department of Transportation, P. O. Box 191, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202. Telephone No (803) 737-OSOW. The Permit Office maintains hours between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. except Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Permit applications received by 2:00 P.M. will be issued the same day with the exception of superloads and loads over 16 wide and/or 16 high. A maximum of 5 business days are allowed for a bridge engineer to review superloads.
1) Applying for Permits: Applying for permits shall be made by one of the following: a) Internet:
WWW.SCDOT.ORG click on OS/OW Permits under Quick links b) Fax: (803) 737-2199 (SC application forms are located on the OSOW web page) c) Mail: SCDOT/OSOW, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202 d) Telephone: (803) 737-6769 (single & permission trip request only)
2) Web Access to Obtain Permits: An account may be set-up with the SC Permit office to access the online permitting system by filling out an Account Set-up form located on the above web page and submitted by fax to (803) 737-2199. An account number, user ID and password to access the web will be issued and faxed back to the fax number indicated on the account set-up form. Permits shall be purchased with monies from an established escrow account or credit card.
a) Escrow Account: SC Department of Transportation may accept an advance deposit in the amount of $200.00 or more to establish an escrow account. An amount may be added to this deposit as long as the amount, when added to the present balance, equals $200.00 or more. Escrow accounts may be replenished by check, money order or monies transferred from a credit card. A monthly statement is available electronically showing the escrow accounts activity. Escrow accounts can be closed by contacting the Director of Permits in writing. Please note when transferring monies from a credit card to an escrow account up to $125.00, an additional $5.00 is charged by the credit card authorizer. Transfers greater than $125.00 are charged a percentage of the total amount to be transferred. Please contact the permit office for specific fee charges.
b) Credit Card: Permits may be purchased using a credit card. Payment type must be changed to credit card and the credit card number must be keyed into the payment field. You can also register your credit card with the Oversize/Overweight Permit office to automatically populate when you choose registered credit card. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 charge, per transaction, by the credit card authorizer when using a credit card to order permits.
3) Web Guest User: Permits can also be ordered online without setting up an escrow account by accessing the OSOW Permit’s web page at www.scdot.org, click on OSOW Permits under quicklinks, log into SCDOT ARPS and choose guest login. A credit card must be used for payment. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 charge, per transaction, by the credit card authorizer.
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.