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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Permits will be issued for movement during daylight hours only. No oversized movement through the Greater Little Rock area from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Interstate 30. "No permits will be issued for movement on the days that the following holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day If a holiday is observed on Monday or Friday, movement on a weekend following a Friday or preceding a Monday shall not be allowed."

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Display a plainly legible sign reading "OVERSIZE LOAD" displayed across the front and back. Signs shall be constructed of a durable material. Size: Not specified Letters: 10" high, 2" stroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

18” red or fluorescent orange flags on all four corners of the load

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

There is no mention of special lights for oversize loads in Arkansas. Escort vehicles are required to have caution lighting.

Source of Information:

Arkansas Code Annotated 27-35-210

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Arkansas?

DIMENSIONS Width: 8'6" Height: 13' 6" Length: Single Vehicle: 40' Length of semi trailer: 28' Truck-semi-trailer: 57' Legal Overhand: Front 3', Rear 4' WEIGHTS 80,000 lb. gross vehicle and cargo weight on 5 axels 20,000 lb. – Single Axel 34,000 lb. – Tandem Axel 50.000 lb. – Tri-Axel 20,000 lb. – Steer Axel 24,000 lb. – Tandem Steer/Front Axel

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