Tunnel categories in the USA?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Fxe, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Fxe

    Fxe Bobtail Member

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    Hey there,
    as I'm familiar with the tunnel categories and the related regulations in Europe, I wonder if there is anything similar in the USA. Are there different types of tunnels, or tunnels that have different restrictions than others in the United States?
    Thanks!
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Two words.

    "How high"

    and color signs with symbols banning HM in many.

    Other than that enjoy your visit here in America. We are not as fancy as Europe.
     
  3. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    Truckers atlas has a section for every state that has most of the information, get the plastic one, it can last a few years and spilling the coffee on it does not destroy it.
     
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  4. Fxe

    Fxe Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for a tip! I've already got one, and the list of low clearance passages only specifies the height, and nothing else. So I was just wondering if the height is really the only thing you have to care about.
     
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  5. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

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    Unless you hauling hazmat , yes, only restriction it's how high tunnel is
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The only thing banned in tunnels is hazmat. Everything else is fair game especially seeing who has the coolest air horn and the loudest jakes
     
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  7. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

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    Not necessary, hazmat allowed in tunnel on I-77 near wytheville, on I - 40 from Knoxville to Asheville, that's just few where I constantly running through them with hazmat placards
     
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    However the old Boone Tunnel is verboten, closed. Ran it back in 98. Thats going to be removed and the land returned to original as possible 1700's pass where Boone led about 300,000 Marylanders and others to Kentucky and Tennessee which in those days were completely outside of any government or national control. Quite a draw back then.
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    not all hazmat placard loads are banned.
     
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  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    theres a cool video on fubtube showing the old pa turnpike.
     
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