Need info on overhad clearance in PA

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  1. DragonHalo99

    DragonHalo99 Light Load Member

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    Guys I drive for central refirgerated (swift) on their kraft dedicated division. Well this is a first but My load that I am pulling now is a 14ft 3in trailer and I need to get it to the kraft plant in bethlehem pa. I am taking I-70 atm to 76 and 76 to 81 then 78 towards bethlehem. I have done loads thru pa before and I swear there are places you cant clear with a 14ft trailer I cant remember where though. I am googleing right now and not getting anything usefull for overhead clearance in pa. Most usefull thing I have is my 2014 rand mcnally road atlas. Would someone know if I will run into issues with this 14ft 3im swift reefer on my current route? A online map of bridge clearances helps too. Normally I would be pulling a regular 13-6 53foot central reefer, which is why I say its a first having a reefer taller than 13-6.
     
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  3. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

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    I don't drive a truck, but I found this on-line at http://§http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/vehicle_code/chapter49.pdf. Does this mean you need a permit for that trailer?

     
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  4. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    Never heard of such a thing,to pull a load that high you need permits,a pole car.did u take your medecine this morning?
     
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  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    You need to call dispatch and raise hell until someone comes to their senses. You go over there with that tall of a trailer, and it's gonna be an open-top before you're through!
     
  6. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    Must be a hi/cube trailer that is pulled by a truck with smaller wheels an tires,19.5
     
  7. Dr_Fandango44

    Dr_Fandango44 Road Train Member

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    Personally I think this is nothing more than a TALL story.
     
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  8. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Me smells a rat. I've seen 14' dry vans but 14'3 reefer? And dispatched into PA? I think 14'6 can clear the bridges, but some you may want to run the inside lane. Anything over 13-6 require permit on PA Turnpike
     
  9. DragonHalo99

    DragonHalo99 Light Load Member

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    Its a 14-3 reefer says on the trailers cab card. Dispatch didn't believe me so I grabbed the terminal manager at the columbus yard. Now dispatch is trying to figure out why a private fleet trailer got loaded. They are cross docking it atm onto a central reefer.
     
  10. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    There are 14' reefers out west. And 14'6" can clear some bridges but I can promise you if I went over there that tall I'd likely have a convertible!
     
  11. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    I've seen some Stevens Transport trailers that were 14'
     
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