Over height question

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  1. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    A friend of mine, Dod prefers Giesels, managed to load 13' 10" in Cali, going to Michigan. Well, he kept meaning to check his load height for posterity, even though he knew it was under 13' 6"...

    So he finally decides to measure it in Kingdom City, MO. Wow, was that ####### wrong!!

    Now one could argue the load is divisible. He told me he's decided to run it anyway. (Dude is such a F'n outlaw)

    If he were to get back on:
    70 in Kingdom City
    270 around STL
    465 around Indianapolis
    69 to 469 around Ft. Wayne
    24 to 475 around Perrysburg
    And then 75 through Detroit
    Would my friend have any issues with a low overpass? He has already checked his route in the atlas. However these states are 13' 6" max, so anything higher than that isn't listed as "low". So there's a four inch gray area.

    I told him the one time you drop the ball is when you end up getting caught with your pants down. I'm just glad I'm not in his shoes right now!
     
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  3. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Heavy Load Member

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    Be careful with Detroit I believe there’s a 1310 there.
     
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    stuckinthemud Medium Load Member

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    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

    Send her lol.
     
  6. N00bLaLoosh

    N00bLaLoosh Medium Load Member

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    Where are you going in Detroit? City or suburbs?
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I have ran the route through Hammer at 13' 10", and checked the atlas. (which is sadly useless in this particular case)

    I can't use Smart Truck Route, because I already burned my free trial.

    North of it in Rochester Hills. The interstate will almost get me to the receiver's door.
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I've also checked all the roads in this PDF:
     

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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I'm not terribly worried about the cops, because it's the weekend, it's a holiday, and it's been raining since 3am and hasn't stopped yet in the last 400 miles.

    But what I am worried about is making a bad situation even worse by actually hitting something. I mean I'm vigilant (generally), but I'm also not used to being so high. All it takes is one lapse in attention to end up in the Hall of Shame. Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
     
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  10. xsetra

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    Check the routing for a high route on the states permit sites.
    Holiday weekend, most scales will be closed. Most bypass belt lines have higher clearance than the old highways thru the larger cities.
    Michigan would be my concern.
    I have lowered my trailer ride height on some loads to make it legal height. Depends on where the load measures tall.
    Most states allow issue of permits 24/7, Easy and quick to set up. This load doesn't sound to much oversize and should be easy to get permits online.
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    It's the same height across the trailer. So highest in the center of the arch. I don't think I can get a permit, because the load is definitely divisible. If I'd caught it when I should have, it could have been fixed at the shipper.

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