Simplify Your Oversize/Overweight Loads
Note: For state regulations, see OD Regulations By State
AGREEMENT: The acceptance of the permit by the grantee constitutes an agreement that the movement will be made strictly in compliance with the terms set forth in the permit.
JURISDISTION: The permit is effective only insofar as the Village has jurisdiction and does not release the grantee from complying with other existing laws that may apply to the movement.
OVERWEIGHT MOVEMENTS: An overweight permit authorizes the movement of a vehicle or a reasonably disassembled single object loaded on a vehicle combination. If stated in the permit, the object may include an attachment; however, it must be securely mounted on the object being moved. The attachment may not be hauled as a separate object on the vehicle combination.
LOCATIONS WHERE PERMIT IS NOT VALID: The permit is not valid on any highway or bridge posted for a load limit than the gross weight of the move, on any highway closed to traffic, and on any highway not maintained by the Village of Elk Grove.
AUTHORIZED TIMES OF MOVEMENT: Movements are authorized from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, Monday through Friday, and from one half hour before sunrise until noon, Saturday. Movements are further restricted on specified holidays, beginning at noon the day preceding the holiday or the holiday weekend. The specified holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day.
HIGHWAY CONDITIONS: Movements shall not be made when highway is covered with snow or ice.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: When visibility is unduly impaired by rain, snow, fog, smog, or at any time travel conditions are considered to be unsafe by the Elk Grove Village Police Department.
RIGHT-OF-WAY DURING MOVEMENT: Insofar as practicable, movements shall be confined to a single traffic lane and shall be made in such a manner that the rest of the roadway will be open at all times so the flow of other traffic will not unnecessarily be obstructed. Also, insofar as practicable, other traffic will be given the right-of-way over this movement. The driver shall remove the vehicle from the roadway when necessary to allow an accumulation of traffic to pass or when so directed by a police officer.
SPEED: Maximum speed shall be 45 m.p.h. on all permit movements or 5 m.p.h. above the minimum posted speed limit, EXCEPT when otherwise specified on the permit. Legal weight, legal height movements up to and including ten feet wide are allowed to travel at the legal maximum speed limit.
LEGAL HEIGHT MOVEMENTS: Permit authority is not required for the movement of vehicle(s), inclusive of load, not exceeding the legal height limitation of 13 feet by 6 inches as established in chapter 15 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Therefore, no action is taken by the Village, either separately or in conjunction with authorizing an otherwise oversized overweight movement, to ensure adequate clearance of structures for vehicles, inclusive of load, not exceeding 13 feet by 6 inches overall heights.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIABILITY: The grantee assumes all responsibility for injury to persons or damage to public or private property, including his own, caused directly or indirectly by the transportation of vehicles or vehicles and objects authorized under this permit. The grantee agrees to hold the village of Elk Grove harmless from all suits, claims, damaged or proceeding of any kind and to identify the Village of Elk Grove for any claim it may be required to pay arising from the movement.
LIABILITY INSURANCE: Owner and/or operators of escort vehicle or vehicles with oversize loads exceeding 10 feet in width, 13 feet 6 inches in height, 110 feet in length, or overweight must have in effect or be self-insured in the minimum amount of $500,000 per occurrence combined bodily injury and property damage.
RED FLAGS: The extremities of all oversize vehicles, vehicle combinations or loads, and all protruding objects shall be marked with clean red flags not less than 18 inches square.
ESCORT VEHICLES: One escort vehicle will be required on all loads more than 12 feet wide. Escort vehicles shall display red flags at the extremities, display “OVER SIZE LOAD” signs, be equipped with an operating rotating or flashing amber light mounted on top, and be operated by properly licensed operators at least 18 years of age. A pole for measuring vertical clearances shall be mounted on the lead escort vehicle for moves in excess of 14 feet 6 inches in height. The driver of the escort vehicle must be in radio contact with the driver of the permit vehicle.
For further details and Elk Grove Village Application Form see http://www.elkgrove.org/government/village-departments/police-department/traffic-unit/overweight-oversized-permit-process
Simplify Your Oversize/Overweight Loads