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Alabama DOT Permit Regulations for Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights, Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 Hour after sunset Running not Permitted: Sundays and the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All Oversize Vehicles require “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign on the front and back of vehicle/load : Dimensions: 6’ long, 10” high Lettering: Black letters, 6” high with 1” brush stroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

All Oversize Vehicles require 18” square fluorescent orange or Red at four corners at the extremities of the load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

There is no mention of light requirements for oversize vehicles. If escort vehicles are required, they will be equipped with warning lights.

Source of Information:

State Regulation: Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Operations Division, Administrative Code, Chapter 450-3-1 (3-31-2016):[1].pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Alabama?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' (Roadways <12 ft) Width 8' 6" (Roadways 12' &+) Height: 13' 6" Length: Single Vehicle - 40' Truck-semi-trailer - 57' Legal Overhang - 5' Front and rear "WEIGHTS Load Weight: 20,000 lb./axel Tandem Axel: 34,000 lb. Steering Axel: 20,000 lb. Gross Weight: 80,000 lb. "

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