Question on permitted speeds

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  1. cburch21

    cburch21 Bobtail Member

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    Permits and state provisions often state a max permitted speed limit for OD loads. Typically, it's somewhere around 55 mph. I often see OD drivers going the posted speed limit or much faster than the posted. My question is whether or not these rules are enforced and should I worry too much about going 60 in IL, where the permits & provisions say any overwidth loads are restricted to 5 mph above the minimum posted, which is about 45 mph on most IL interstates?
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    it sure in the hail dont apply to them mobile home drivers. them some of the unsafest drivers i ever seen. js
     
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  4. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    Guess it depends on how spendy your permit was...get a $1000 permit pulled plus a ticket plus all the CSA hit and it might not be worth it to speed while permitted.

    Ca you do it, sure and get away with it probably but it will hurt if they choose to enforce ....
     
  5. chriskc

    chriskc Light Load Member

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    I know Missouri is 10 under posted speed limit, but you only see the super loads doing it here around kc. Everyone else hauling OD loads will blow your doors off.
     
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    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    Vermont, 50mph permit loads. Per coversation with DMV officer, they don't enforce speed restriction but use it to stop and check everything else.
     
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Missouri did away with the 10 under several years ago,Illinois has many speed rules, up to 10 wide can do speed limit down to 50 for super loads
     
  8. cke

    cke Road Train Member

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    Michigan watches very closely
     
  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Missouri has been the speed limit for a long time, at least on regular loads.
     
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  10. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    That’s not what the provision sheet in Illinois says.
    SPEED: Maximum speed shall be 5 m.p.h. below the posted speed limit, EXCEPT when otherwise specified in the permit. Legal weight, legal height movements up to and including 10 feet wide are allowed to travel at the legal maximum speed limit.

    At 15’11” wide we often have this restriction:
    The maximum speed, except on highways with a minimum posted speed, in which case the speed shall not be more than 5 m.p.h. above the minimum posting, shall be 35 m.p.h.
     
  11. Landincoldfire

    Landincoldfire Medium Load Member

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    At those speeds on any busy road. The rear escort fears for his life. But we gotta follow the rules.
     
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