Oversized loads, items needed

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Wespipes, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    OK so not asking about permits or pilot cars. I know you need a sign in the front. A sign in the back. Flags on each corner thats oversize. Lights needed for before sunrise or after sunset or in conditions that limit sight. also understand that all states have different requirements like the flags on the front sign

    So my questions are; how do you get the flags in the front of your truck? Ive seen hardware where you drill into your truck which I don't want to do. Is there another way to get those flags there?

    Is covering the license plate when you have the signs up a big no no? I could prob get the one in the back of the trailer to not cover it. But I don't see a way to not cover the front
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Ive seen some guys,use a hose clamp to mount flags on their hood mirrors. Other guys have flag pole brackets on their front bumper that were obviously fabricated.. Im sure u could figure something out.. U can zip tie license plate into the grill so its not covered by the sign
     
  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Some drivers will bungee the front flags to the mirror brackets.
     
  5. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    Have lots of flags, Just drill the holes in your hood. Doesn't take long to put a few brackets on the trailer.Get the biggest flags. Extra lights are good too.
     
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  6. shawnhhllc

    shawnhhllc Light Load Member

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    I have fold-up signage on the front and rear bumpers. On the trailer I use flags with the wooden dowel that goes into my holder. As for the machine or object either bungee or magnet the red flag. For the front of the truck I have a permanent flag that I just roll up or unroll when not in use.
     
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  7. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Sometimes, mostly, you only need flags on the widest part of the load. Not necessarily on the ends/sides of the truck.

    It should be listed in the permits. Do you really need to worry about flags on the truck? Alot of people put them on the truck because they have holders for flags installed on the truck and it just works out anyway.

    Do you have enough dunnage to make a bulkhead on the back of the trailer to support the sign? You can fly it on the load instead, usually.
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Never put flags on my truck, except NM, they want 6 front of truck and trailer and rear of trailer. Lights aren’t required in most states. Just make sure you have one for tractor and one for trailer, you need a sticker to run lights in GA.($2.00)
    Carry a extra sign and flags.
    Get a good permit service, if you can’t afford a permit service your hauling too cheap.
     
  9. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    buy a lot of zip ties and be ready to use them.
    If you can put 1/4 inch bolts backwards through your bumper with nuts tight to hold them on the bumper and then use wing-nuts to hold your licence plate on so that you can move it to the grill with zip-ties or just move it to the bottom bolt holes if it can hold the sign/banner. Drilling a 1/8 hole in the wings will allow you to use a "mini bungee" cord between to lock the nuts from vibration.
    "Rookie sticks" or Bumper Guides are a great place to mount flags on the front of your tractor if needed.
    10 inch tall pipe stakes in the back pockets allow you to stack 2x4's or 4x4s to hold a rear banner/sign.
     
  10. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Just use a rubber bungee. If you can put a bolt through a hole then you can fit an s-hook though it. No need to complicate things...
     
  11. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Nevada needs a permit too ($2.00) and you apply online and when approved print out the permit online too.
     
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