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Red or orange warning flags at least 18" square must be attached to all of the corners of a vehicle or load if the vehicle or load is wider than 8'6". Flags shall be attached to all of the corners of any load that extends beyond the width of the bed of the hauling vehicle. Flags must be kept in good repair.
Flags shall be attached to all oversized loads that project more than 3' ahead of the vehicle’s front bumper or that project more than 4' beyond the rear of the bed of a vehicle. At least one flag shall be attached to the load projection if the end of the projection is 2' wide or less. At least two flags, one on each corner of the projection, shall be attached to a load projection if the end of the projection is wider than 2'.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel — Escort vehicles are required in front on 2-lane highways or in the rear on divided highways. Vehicles over 16' wide traveling on the Interstate Highway System require an escort.
Vehicles over 20' wide traveling on the state highway system require an escort. The permit issuing authority may also require escort vehicles because of route limitations, traffic conditions, or unusual permit vehicle configuration conditions.
Except on US 16 from Rapid City to the Keystone Wye and on US 18, a vehicle that exceeds a width of 10' must be accompanied by a front escort when operating on state highways in the Black Hills Area. The Black Hills Area is that area south and west of I-90 from the Wyoming State Line to Rapid City, west of SD 79 from Rapid City to the junction of SD 79 and US 18, west of US 18 from the junction of SD 79 and US 18 to Oelrichs, and west of US 385 from Oelrichs to the Nebraska State Line.
A local highway patrol trooper may waive the front escort requirement for a specified period of time on any section of state highway in the Black Hills Area if the highway has adequate geometrics to provide for the safe operation of the vehicle.
SD-6 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Minimum requirements for escort vehicles: (1) Escort vehicles must be licensed motor vehicles. Motorcycles may not serve as escort vehicles; (2) Escorts must display a revolving amber light or two 2-way flashing amber lights. Lights must be at least 4" in diameter; (3) Escort vehicles must have signs with wording such as WIDE LOAD AHEAD or WIDE LONG LOAD in letters at least 12" high. The sign WIDE LONG LOAD shall be mounted on the front of the leading escort vehicle and the sign WIDE LOAD AHEAD shall be mounted on the back of the trailing escort vehicle; (4) Bright red or orange flags at least 12" square shall be mounted on brackets or standards on each side of the sign; and (5) Signs shall be covered or removed when not actually escorting a load.
Required Lighting — During nighttime hours, and at other times as may be required, the permit vehicle must be equipped with the following reflectors and lighted lamps in addition to those required in SDCL
(1) If the permit vehicle consists of a motor vehicle transporting a load which extends more than 4" beyond the width of the vehicle, the load projection must be marked with the following additional reflectors and
(a) One or more amber lamps and reflectors visible from the front and side, marking the foremost edges at their outermost extremity;
(b) One or more red lamps and reflectors visible from the rear and side, marking the rearmost edges at their outermost extremity; and (c) One or more amber lamps and reflectors visible from the front, side and rear, marking any portion of the projecting load which extends beyond its foremost and rearmost edge;
(2) If the permit vehicle consists of a motor vehicle transporting a load which overhangs the rear of the vehicle by more than 4', the load projection must be marked with the following additional reflectors and
(a) If width of overhang is 2' wide or less, one or more red lamps and reflectors visible from the rear and both sides, marking the end of the load overhang; or (b) If width of overhang is wider than 2', one or more red lamps and reflectors visible from the rear and side, marking each rear corner of the load overhang;
(3) If the permit vehicle consists of a motor vehicle transporting a load which overhangs the front of the vehicle by more than 3', the load projection must be marked with the following additional reflectors and
(a) If width of overhang is 2' wide or less, one or more amber lamps and reflectors visible from the front and both sides, marking the end of the load overhang; or (b) If width of overhang is wider than 2', one or more amber lamps and reflectors visible from the front and side, marking each front corner of the load overhang.
Each lighted lamp required in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) above must be visible under clear atmospheric conditions at all distances between 500' and 50'. Each reflector required in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) above must be visible under clear atmospheric conditions at all distances between 500' and 50' when the reflector is directly in front of a motor vehicle displaying lawfully lighted headlamps.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Overdimension Only — Violation is a Class 2 Misdemeanor punishable by a $200 fine and/or 30 days in jail.
Overweight Fine — A vehicle that is overweight on a tire, wheel, axle, or axle group is not allowed to proceed until it is made legal by either shifting the load or unloading part of the load. An overweight violation is a Class 2 misdemeanor, and is punishable by a $200 fine or 30 days in jail, or both. In addition, a civil penalty in the following
amount is charged:
Pounds Overweight Civil Penalty 1,001 pounds to 3,000 pounds 5 cents/pound 3,001 pounds to 4,000 pounds 15 cents/pound 4,001 pounds to 5,000 pounds 22.5 cents/pound 5,001 pounds to 10,000 pounds 37.5 cents/pound SD-7 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Over 10,000 pounds 75 cents/pound The penalty is assessed at a single rate according to the cents per pound penalty for the highest weight violation.
A motor vehicle which is overweight on a tire, wheel, axle, or axle group(s) will not be allowed to proceed until it is made legal. The penalty is assessed at a single rate according to the cents per pound penalty for the highest weight violation. SDCL §32-22-55
RESTRICTED TRAVELHighway Construction Information — Information regarding highway construction, construction detours, and/or height or width restrictions may be obtained by calling (605) 773-3704 or by accessing the following Internet address: http://www.state.sd.us/dot/ Operations/CVO/Construction_Limits/indexlmt.htm
Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings.No rule on file.
Motor carrier regulation information, enforcement information, and books of permits:
South Dakota Highway Patrol, District Four Headquarters 118 West Capitol Avenue / Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-4578 Fax: (605) 773-6046 Website: http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/hp/motor-ca.htm
Current South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) http://www.state.sd.us/state/legis/lrc/statutes/lrcmenu.htm Current Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) http://www.state.sd.us/state/legis/lrc/rules/lrcmenu.htm Administrative Rules governing oversize and overweight vehicles, spring weight restrictions, and highway construction information http://www.state.sd.us/dot/index.htm
PORTS OF ENTRYMotor Carrier Services comprises District Four of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Four permanent Ports Of Entry on the interstate system provide carriers entering South Dakota with permit availability and information necessary to travel through the State. The Ports ensure that the carrier’s paperwork, permits and necessary documents are in order.
Another component of the District consists of the use of mobile scale teams. The mobile teams set up in vans and are responsible for roadside inspections. They inspect commercial vehicles traveling on all roads within the state. Each team consists of two inspectors that work together in a dedicated effort to guarantee the commercial vehicles using the State’s roads are safe.
Motor Carrier Officers (MCO) are certified law enforcement officers that focus their efforts on commercial motor vehicles. They provide support to the mobile teams and ports of entry in the area of motor carrier inspection. They travel the roadways conducting random roadside inspections of motor carriers utilizing the roads.
The Four permanent Ports Of Entry on the interstate system provide carriers entering South Dakota with permit availability and information necessary to travel through the State. The Ports ensure that the carrier’s paperwork, permits and necessary documents are in order. They also provide educational information to the public concerning motor carrier issues.
South Dakota deployed its first Electronic Screening facility on Interstate 29 at the Jefferson Port of Entry in September 2004. EScreening allows participating motor carriers to have their vehicle weighed and safety rating and credentials checked as they approach the port of entry. If all is in order, they usually receive a green light signal in the cab and can proceed without stopping at the scale and weigh station.
SD-8 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Motor carriers who register their vehicles to participate in EScreening receive a small electronic transponder to mount on the inside windshield of their truck. As the truck approaches the port of entry, a roadside Automatic Vehicle Identifier (AVI) reads the transponder. A computer at the port of entry identifies the truck and checks that the motor carrier’s credentials and safety rating are OK. At the same time, a weigh-in-motion (WIM) scale weighs the vehicle to check for legal weight. If everything is OK, a second AVI sends a bypass message to the truck transponder. The transponder displays a green light, indicating the driver can bypass the weigh station.
If a problem is detected with the truck, the transponder displays a red light, indicating the driver must pull into the weigh station.
The system also has a random sampling feature, so any participating truck can expect to receive an occasional red light.
To bypass the port of entry, vehicles and carriers must:
• not be subject to an Out of Service Order or revocation;
• have a valid registration;
• not have a suspended IRP or IFTA account;
• have a satisfactory ISS/2 safety score;
• be 80,000 pounds or under, or have an “Over 80” permit;
• have an actual weight not exceeding the registered GVW by more than 5%;
• have an actual weight legal for the vehicle’s axle configuration.
South Dakota may choose to randomly stop a percentage of all vehicles for more thorough screening.
Permit issuance and permit information.
Ports are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
South Dakota Permit Center, Sisseton Port of Entry (I-29 North) P.O. Box 242 / Sisseton, SD 57262-0242Phone: (605) 698-3925 or 1-800-637-3255 (in-state) Fax: (605) 698-7665 District Four Headquarters 118 West Capitol Avenue / Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Phone: (605) 773-4578 Fax: (605) 773-6046 Jefferson Port of Entry (I-29 South) P.O. Box 1158 / N. Sioux City, SD 57049-1158 Phone: (605) 356-0124 Fax: (605) 356-0126 Sioux Falls Port of Entry (I-90 East) P.O. Box 259 / Brandon, SD 57005-0259Phone: (605) 757-6406 Fax: (605) 757-6407 Tilford Port of Entry (I-90 West) PO Box 905 / Sturgis, SD 57785-0905 Phone: (605) 347-2671 Fax: (605) 347-0072
PERMIT ORDERINGPermits can be obtained from the online permitting system (link below), Ports of Entry, active Weigh Stations, Highway Patrol offices, Troopers, or Motor Carrier Personnel.
Permits may be obtained by telephone, letter, or in person from any of the 4 ports of entry, by fax or via the SD Automated Permitting System. Permits are now available and payable by credit card at http://www.sdtruckinfo.com. To begin utilizing the internet self issuing permit process call SD Highway Patrol at 605 773 4578 or go to http://apps.sd.gov/applications/hy30commpermit/ to create a new SD user profile.
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.
SASHTO: 100’ long, 14’ high, 14’ wide, and 120,000 lbs weight.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for six days. Travel is restricted to daylight hours only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday. No travel is permitted on Sundays or major holidays.
Loads 16' wide and over, restricted to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Divisible load permits are not available.
Units with blades or other protruding sharp objects which create an overwidth of 10'6" but no greater than 13'6" must be loaded in such a manner as to place the blade or sharp object to the rear of the trailer. If the width exceeds 13'6", the bucket or blade must be dismantled.
An original permit shall be in the possession of the driver of the permitted vehicle at all times during the authorized move.
TN-2 08/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Insurance — Operators must have on file proof of financial responsibility, and coverage of at least $1,000,000.
Weekend/Night Travel –Permits will normally be issued for movements during daylight hours only from sunrise to sunset on Monday through Saturday. (Daylight is defined as one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset local time as established by the National Weather Service). Time of movement may be further restricted by the issuing authority based upon factors such as type of load, traffic volume, roadway condition and route of move. However, permits issued exclusively for overweight movements may be obtained subject to the restrictions imposed by Rule 1680-7-1-.09 for continuous movement twenty-four (24) hours per day, Monday through Sunday.
Permits will not be issued for movement on Sundays, holidays or nighttime except when the necessity for the movement is created by an emergency or in the interest of national defense. Permits for emergency movement of any nature will be considered only upon submission of a justification statement by the applicant, provided a permit will be issued based on the severity of the emergency and need for action to protect life or property.