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CT-5 10/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Divisible Load Permit - Divisible load permits are issued to haul construction materials. These permits are issued on an annual or monthly basis. The effective period is from May 1st through April 30th. The annual fee for a divisible load permit is based on the gross weight to be shown on the permit. The fee is assessed at a rate of seven dollars ($7.00) per one thousand pounds or fraction thereof. Fees are not prorated or refundable. Fees for divisible load permits purchased on a monthly basis are ten percent (10%) of the annual fee for each calendar month or fraction thereof. Divisible load permits issued on a monthly basis are issued by calendar months, not 30 day increments.
FEES Single Trip - $23. Plus $3 transmission fee Account Code Annual Fee Instructions for non-divisible loads The annual fee for an account code is based on the gross weight to be shown on the permit. The fee is assessed at a rate of seven dollars ($7.00) per one thousand pounds or fraction thereof Account codes are effective from May 1st through April 30th. Fees are not prorated or refundable.
Permit Fees for Tractor Semi-Trailer Combination A seven dollar ($7.00) per one thousand (1,000) pounds, or fraction thereof, fee is applied to both the power unit and the semi-trailer when computing an annual fee for a tractor/semi-trailer vehicle combination.
POWER UNIT FEE - Light weight of the power unit is 19,107 lbs.
20,000 lbs. X $7.00 = $140.00 1,000 lbs.
SEMI-TRAILER FEE - Requested gross weight of the tractor/semi-trailer combination minus the light weight of the power unit. Difference is then rounded up. For this example the requested gross weight is 140,000 pounds.
140,000 lbs. - 19,107 lbs. = 120,893 lbs.
121,000 lbs. x $7.00 = $847.00 1,000 lbs.
Power unit $140.00 Semi-trailer + $847.00 TOTAL $987.00
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling - Signs - Minimum 7 feet long, 18-inch high, black letters minimum 1 inch wide, 8 inches minimum height on a yellow background.
Flags - 18 inch square, red flags at four corners and/or widest points.
Vehicle and Load 10 feet or wider - Signs and flags front and rear at four corners and/or widest points.
Flashing Lights - Required on transporter and escort, top mounted amber light visible from a distance of not less than 1,000 feet.
Vehicle(s) and Load(s) over 8 feet 6 inch wide - Flags required at four corners and/or widest points.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel - Undivided Highways - All vehicles/loads measuring 12' or less in width shall require a rear pilot car if the vehicle/load exceeds the lane width, as well as vehicles with loads having a 25' front or rear overhang.
Any escort vehicle must be equipped with: 1.) a top mounted flashing or rotating amber light operated at all times while escorting, unless the permit states otherwise; 2.) a two-way radio; and 3.) a red hand flag and a red vest.
When an escort is required, the escort should proceed on two- or three-lane roads, and follow on larger roads.
Connecticut State Police Escort Requirements - 15 feet 1 inch high or greater and 13 feet 6 inches wide or greater CT State Police escorts (one front and one rear). Over 15 feet 3 inches high, CT State Police escorts (one front and one rear).
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Fines for overweight violations will be based on percentage of overweight for all commercial vehicles.
CT-7 10/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual An owner or lessee who is assessed penalties pursuant to this subsection for an overweight violation in excess of fifteen per cent of the gross weight limits in subsection (b) of this section five times during any calendar year shall be assessed by the court an additional five thousand dollars for the fifth violation and an additional five thousand dollars for each subsequent overweight violation in excess of fifteen per cent of such limits in such calendar year.
Any person who violates the provisions of any permit issued under this section or fails to obtain such a permit, when operating a commercial motor vehicle under the provisions of section 14-163c, shall be subject
to the following penalties:
A person operating a vehicle with a permit issued under this section that exceeds the weight specified in such permit shall be subject to a penalty calculated by subtracting the permitted weight from the actual vehicle weight and the rate of the fine shall be fifteen dollars per one hundred pounds or fraction thereof of such excess weight;
A person who fails to obtain a permit issued under section 14-262 or 14-264 and who is operating a vehicle at a weight that exceeds the statutory limit for weight shall be subject to a penalty calculated by subtracting the statutory limit for weight from the actual vehicle weight and the rate of the fine shall be fifteen dollars per one hundred pounds or fraction thereof of such excess weight;
A person operating a vehicle with a permit issued under this section that exceeds the length specified in such permit shall be subject to a minimum fine of three hundred dollars;
A person operating a vehicle with a permit issued under this section that exceeds the width specified in such permit shall be subject to a minimum fine of three hundred dollars;
A person operating a vehicle with a permit issued under this section that exceeds the height specified in such permit shall be subject to a minimum fine of one thousand dollars;
A person operating a vehicle with a permit issued under this section on routes not specified in such permit, shall be fined (A) one thousand five hundred dollars for each violation of the statutory limit for length, width, height or weight, and (B) shall be subject to a penalty calculated by subtracting the statutory weight limit of subsection (b) of section 14-267a from the actual vehicle weight and such weight difference shall be fined at the rate provided for in subparagraph (G) of subdivision (2) of subsection (f) of section 14-267a; or A person (A) operating a vehicle with an indivisible load and violating one or more of the provisions of subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection shall be required to obtain a permit, or (B) operating a vehicle with a divisible load and violating one or more of the provisions of subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of this subsection shall be required to be off loaded to the permit limit.
If the origin, destination, load description, tractor registration, trailer registration, hours of travel, number of escorts, signs or flags of a vehicle with a permit issued under this section differ from those stated on such permit or required by regulations adopted pursuant to this section, a minimum fine of two hundred dollars shall be assessed for each such violation.
If the days of travel of a vehicle with a permit issued under this section differ from those stated on such permit or the vehicle is operated under a false or fraudulent permit, a minimum fine of one thousand five hundred dollars shall be assessed for such violation in addition to any other penalties assessed.
RESTRICTED TRAVELOn I-95, travel is restricted to legal gross weight limits and legal axles between New York state line and New Haven; over the Q bridge in New Haven and over the Gold Star Bridge between New London and Groton.
Non-Posted Bridge Restrictions updated March 2011
Port Of Entry-New Haven Port Information Port Code: 0412 Location Address: 150 Court Street - Suite 672 New Haven, CT 06511 Mailing Address: Same As Above General Phone: (203) 773-2040 General Fax: (203) 773-2038 Operational Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM(Eastern) Weekdays (Monday-Friday) CT-14 10/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual
PERMIT ORDERINGSec. 14-270-3. Application for permit All applications for permits are directed to the Commissioner of Transportation through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, Motor Transport Services Unit (MTSU). Application may be made in person, by mail, or by telephone. All permits are issued to the person, firm, or organization who will actually transport the load. Each application shall include: identification of the vehicle(s) and load, date of the move, points of origin and destination, and the proposed route to be traveled. The MTSU reserves the right to make final routing designations.
(Effective August 26, 1985) The Department of Transportation is authorized to issue size and weight permits on a per trip basis during daylight hours for a three-day period. The State’s base permit fee is $23.00 with an additional $3.00 charge when permits are sent via facsimile equipment. If you use a permit service, they will charge you a separate additional fee. Applications for a permit may be made by telephoning 860-594-2880, in person, by website (www.cvisn.ct.gov/ct) or by letter to the attention of the OS/OW Permit Unit at the address shown above. All applications must provide the following information: date, US DOT number, registration number, year, vin number and register weight of each vehicle, origin, destination, routes to be traveled, overall height, overall length, overall width, gross weight, the number of axles and description of load. *** Applications for permits over 80,000 lbs, must provide axle weights and spacings, number of tires and tire sizes for each axle.
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.
Axle weights and spacings must appear on permit.
A move is considered a SUPERLOAD if the Length is at 120 feet, OR the Width is at 15 feet, OR if the Height is at 15 feet, OR the Gross Weight is over 120,000 pounds. SUPERLOADS and moves involving a GVW under the SUPERLOAD classification will be subject to individual axle weight analysis by the DelDOT Bridge Management Section. The Bridge Management Section will automatically review permits with an individual axle weight of 25,000 pounds or greater., however, analysis may occur at a lower weight on a case-by-case basis. Permittee is responsible to effectively distribute a load or reduce the overall weight below this axle limit, as necessary, to lessen the higher live load forces overstressing state structures. SUPERLOAD permit reviews could take up to fourteen (14) days.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for five days, from sunrise to sunset M-Sunday. Travel is prohibited during hours of darkness, weekends, from noon on holiday eves until 9 AM on the day after the holiday. Restriction will appear on printed permit.
Permanent Route Restrictions are routes that are limited to vehicles with destinations inside the prescribed areas. This applies to all oversize and/or overweight loads up to 120,000 GVW. Requests for through movements will require individual analysis. Delays of five (5) working days will be typical. Reasons for exception shall be in writing.
Temporary Route Restrictions are routes that are limited to vehicles with destinations inside the prescribed areas for a specific time frame.
Permanent and Temporary Route Restrictions can be viewed by clicking on the Permanent Route Restrictions or the Temporary Route Restrictions links on the DelDOT OSOW Permit System web site www.osow.deldot.gov.
Weekend/Night Travel –OSOW loads may travel Monday through Sunday sunrise to sunset other than periods noted in the permit Special Provisions section.. Permitted loads not exceeding 75 feet in length, 12 feet in width, 14 feet 6 inches in height, and 120,000 pounds will be allowed to move from 9 PM to 5 AM Monday through Friday with prior approval and noted in the permit Special Provisions section. Other loads may request After Hour movement with justification. (Instructions contained in the online User Guide) Holiday –
Insurance — Operators should abide by the insurance levels required by their base state. Delaware-based carriers must have coverage of $15,000/$30,000/ $10,000.
Permit Information Required — See User Guide link on the DelDOT OSOW Permit System web site www.osow.deldot.gov.
Inclement Weather –No movement shall be permitted when road conditions, weather conditions, or visibility make traveling hazardous to the operator or the driving public. If a permitted vehicle is underway
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip Interstate Hauling Permit For customers who only need to move occasionally a Single Trip Interstate Permit is available. This permit has a 5 calendar day duration in which the single trip can be made.
Cost of permit is $1.00.
Permit is not vehicle specific and can be transferred between vehicles.
Muti Trip Interstate Hauling Permit For customers that frequently use the Interstate road system, a Muti Trip Interstate Permit is available. This single permit combines 60 Single Trips on one permit. This permit has a 1 year duration in which the 60 single trips can be made. Permit will expire at the end of the 1 year period or 60 trips, whichever comes first.
Cost of permit is $60.00.
Permit is not vehicle specific and can be transferred between vehicles.
Multi-Trip permits shall not be issued for any purpose not specifically authorized in (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section.
Interstate permits shall be issued for 3 and 4 axle single vehicles moving on the Interstate with divisible load. Permits will be single trip. Detailed information on the Interstate Hauling Permit Program can be viewed by clicking on Quick links 2 on the DelDOT OSOW Permit System web site www.osow.deldot.gov
Interstate permits issued:
Single Trip – 1 Single Trip in a 5 day period.
Mult Trip – 60 Single Trips in a 1 year period, which ever comes first.
Annual Crane Permits allows movement of cranes, as defined by 21 Del C. c. 1, Section 101 (5), on designated or all unrestricted routes, or both, unless posted. This permit can be obtained only by operators of self-propelled cranes. Separate permits are required for each power unit, and are not transferable. This permit has a duration of one year from the effective date. Authorized for movement Monday through Sunday 24 hour continuous movement. Movement during holiday restriction periods must follow emergency procedures in Part 6 of Policy Manual.