Permits valid for five consecutive days. Must have permit prior to entering state.

Daylight only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday. No travel on Sundays. Continuous travel is not allowed even when overweight only.

No travel on major holidays and Holiday weekends.

Width: 8'6" (8' on lanes less than 12' wide) Height: 13’6”
Length: 57' trailers (53'6" on roads less than 12' wide) and 85' overall (unless trailer exceeds 57') Overhang: 10' front, 5' rear Note: 60' Structural steel is exempt from permits and escorts Weight:80,000 Gross Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 42,000

Width: 16' (over 16' cannot use Interstate) Height: 16’
Length: 150' (maximum overhang 20')
Overhang: 20' rear overhang is the maximum permitted.
Weight: 5 axles – 102,000 6 axles – 124,000 7 axles 146,000 Steer – 14,000 maximum without special permission Single – 22,000 Tridem – 66,000 Quad—88,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions, over 180,000 lbs. are Super Loads.
8 axles 168,000 Tandem – 44,000

Width: over 12' – 2 escorts. Height: over 16’* – 1 escort *(may be needed at lower heights on some routes) Bucket or Blade Rule: If bucket or blade protrudes past sides of trailer at 12’ wide – 1 escort. (No escort needed if outriggers are used to prevent bucket or blade from protruding sides of trailer).

Length: With legal trailer length, over 85' – 1 escort, over 105' – 2 escorts.
Trailer length over 57’—1 rear Overhang: over 5' rear overhang – 1 escort.

Bulldozers, front end loaders and similar equipment shall be loaded with the blade to the rear any time the blade protrudes beyond the transporting vehicle.

Overweight dozer and blade must be attached, or else hauled on separate loads if blade is detached. 60' Structural steel is exempt from permits and escorts.

“Oversize Load” signs front and rear of any overwidth or overlength vehicle. Flags must be placed at front and rear corners of any overdimensional load or vehicle. Over 4' rear overhang requires lights at night. (Over 5' needs permit, and can't run at night). There are no sign or flag requirements for overheight only or overweight only loads.

Blade and Bucket Rule:
A pilot car is required @ 12’ wide Alabama any time a blade or bucket protrudes past the edges of the trailer. This applies to dozers, excavators and any other equipment with a blade or bucket. Also, the blade or bucket must be loaded to the rear

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