Oversized load

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by elvy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. elvy

    elvy Bobtail Member

    Jan 28, 2019
    I am going to be hauling an oversized load from Arizona to Iowa. The dimensions of the one crate that is oversized is 9"2. They are working on the permits for me now. Do I need to hang any signs signifying that I am hauling an oversized load or is this not required? If it is required, where do I get these signs/decals?
  2. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    Each state is different but most of the require oversize signs , red flags on corners of the load sticking out as well bumpers , some states required flashers too . Any truck stop has them
    Permit says it all . Permit should be printed and not in you phone
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  3. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Meadville, PA
    Permit comes with a whole bunch of provisions and fun stuff like that. Read EVERYTHING! Then read it again. Then a third time. Memorize it.

    I pull Overweight across Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. And I get the provisions and read them every single time. Never know when some political appointee idiot is gonna change some small but VERY expensive rule.
  4. Humblepie

    Humblepie Pontificator

    Dec 25, 2018
    Signs and flags can be had at most truck stops. Provisions will say whether or not signs, flags, and lights are needed.
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  5. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Bement, IL
    ∆∆∆ This right here ∆∆∆

    Everything you need to know regarding that load will be in your permits. And don't forget to pay close attention to any curfews along the way.
  6. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    Since you are going through multiple states, read each permit and provision CAREFULLY. I normally follow whatever the most strict requirements are for the entire rout, unless that most strict state requires strobe lights and another state forbids them. Then I make sure I put the strobe lights on before crossing into the state that requires them.

    That's just one example.

    The OP mentioned only one dimension, which I assume is the width. We shall assume he is legal on height and weight...unless otherwise notified.

    By the way, read your provisions carefully. You will have curfews, meaning there are certain counties or municipalities you can't drive during rush hour. Male sure you can make it completely through a curfew zone before curfew, or shut it down.
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  7. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

    May 24, 2016
    Strasburg, Va
    Some states do not list requirements in the permit, you will have to get the attachment sheet which you must have should a DOT want to see said permit.
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Ive got my truck setup for oversize, and havent once pulled oversize ever. I want to try it but they dont want to pay me anymore money for it even know they would be making much more off of,it than a regular freight load, so i dont do it. Its ultimatly my next level up in the flatbed game
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  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Question...who is “they”?

    If you are leased on to a company, you some times have to break the ice by showing them that you are the Go-To Guy. You have to prove you can fight before you get your first televised fight.
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  10. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Expect to be red flagged at every weight station
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