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Multi-State Permit General Provision Sheet


  1. Location of Permit: The permit bearing the original signature of the driver(s) must be carried in the permitted envelope vehicle combination.
  2. Duration of Permit: A permit issued under this Agreement -will be valid for a single trip not to exceed ten calendar days.
  3. Authorized Time of Travel:
    1. Days and Hours of Travel. Monday through Friday from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset; Saturdays and Sundays from 30 minutes after sunrise to noon.
    2. Holiday Travel. No permitted travel from 12:00 noon on the weekday preceding the holiday observance, e.g., if the observed holiday falls on Monday, the permit will not be valid from 12:00 noon on the preceding Friday through Monday. Observed holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
    3. Inclement Weather. No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions, or visibility make traveling hazardous .to the operator or to the .driving public. Vehicles which are underway when inclement weather occurs must exit the road at the First available safe location and park in a safe place until the weather clears or road conditions improve.
  4. Speed Limits: Speed of permitted vehicles combination will not exceed posted speed limits.
  5. Safety Regulations:
    1. Permitted Vehicle Combination:
      (1)    Warning Flags. Red or florescent orange in color measuring at least 18 inches square on all overdimensional loads. Widths exceeding 8 1/2 feet require two flags at the widest extremities of the vehicle or load. Over length loads with rear or front end overhang in excess of legal length shall display one flag at the end of the overhang if less than two feet wide and two flags if the overhang is over two feet wide.

      (2)    Warning Signs. Yellow in color measuring at least 7 feet in length and 18 inches high, ten inch high lettering with 1 1/2 inch black brush strokes bears the legend "OVERSIZE LOAD" to be displayed on the front and rear of the permitted vehicle combination when exceeding ten feet in width, legal length, or legal overhang.

      (3)    Warning Lights. Permitted vehicle combination is required to travel with low beam headlights on at all times.
    2. Escort Vehicles(s):
      (1)    Minimum Escort(s). A minimum of one escort is required for vehicles and loads in excess of 12 feet in width. More restrictive requirements may be imposed as deemed necessary by individual states.

      (2)    The Escort Vehicle. Weight of a properly licensed escort must be more than 2000 pounds with a maximum gross vehicle weight rating of less than 10000 pounds.

      (3)    Identification Signs. Identification signs or placards· measuring at least 8 X 12 inches must be displayed on both sides of the escort vehicle. The sign/placard must provide the company name, or owner, or driver, and telephone number.

      (4)    Warning Lights. A rotating amber light or amber strobe light which must be visible for a minimum a 500 feet and 360 degree visibility.

      (5)    Warning Signs. Yellow warning signs to be mounted on bumper or roof bearing the legend “OVERSIZE LOAD” in black 10 inch lettering with 1 1/2 inch brush strokes, visible from the front or rear as required by location of the escort vehicle.

      (6)    Warning Flags. Two flags, either red of florescent orange in color, which must be at least 18 inches square in size, shall be mounted at approximately a 40 to 70 degree angle on the escort vehicle's roof rack.

      (7)    Additional Equipment:

(a)    Required. Additional equipment required on escort vehicles during operation include: Operable two-way electronic communications; two 5-pound fire extinguishers; STOP and GO paddle (18” with 6" letters); safety orange vest, shirt or jacket; red hand-held flag (18” in size); two oversized load banners (yellow with black lettering); hard hat (no color specified); reflecting triangles or 18" traffic cones.

(b)    Recommended. Additional equipment recommended but not mandated includes: Hand-held two- way electronic communications, flares, maps), and height indicators.

6.    Special Restrictions:

  1.  The operator of the permitted vehicle is responsible for compliance with applicable state, local, and federal laws.
  2. The driver of the permitted vehicle shall allow approaching or overtaking traffic to pass without undue or protracted delay.
  3. The permit shall not supersede any lesser weight limit posted on any transited bridge or highway.
  4. The granting of a permit shall not be considered a guarantee of the sufficiency of any highway or structure thereon for the load authorized.
  5. The permit shall be subject to confiscation for the violation of any conditions specified therein. The permit shall be automatically invalidated by the giving of false information on the permit application.

7.    Liability: The permittee shall be liable for personal injury or property damage arising out of his or her operation under permits issued under the provisions of this Agreement according to the permit rules, regulations and statutes of the state in which the injury or damage occurs.