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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Sunrise to sunset. No weekend running permitted No travel on New Years, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Movement is to stop 12:00 noon the day before a holiday and can begin after 12:00 noon the day after the holiday. NOTE: Travel time restrictions may change from year-to-year.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All Oversize Loads require "Oversize Load" signs front and rear. Size: 7' long and 18" high Lettering Black, 10" and 1.41" brush stroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Flags are required at the extremities on all over width loads. On loads with rear overhang in excess of 4′, one flag is required at the extreme rear of the load if it is 2′ wide or less at that point; 2 flags required if it is over 2′ wide. ¶ 4.6.2

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

"While not required, load-hauling vehicles may display a flashing 360-degree yellow (amber) light at an elevation above the highest point of the vehicle." "Load hauling vehicles shall travel with low beam headlights on at all times. " ¶ 4.6.3

Source of Information:

Delaware DOT Statutory Authority: 21 Delaware Code, Section 4504 (21 Del.C. §4504)

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Delaware?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6 " Width on Interstates: 3' per side for safety equipment Height 13' 6" Length: 53' (Trailer) Legal Overhang: Front 3', Rear 6' WEIGHT - Roads except Interstates Axle - 22,400 lb. Tandem Axle - 40,000 lb. 3-Axle - 66,000 lb. 4-Axle - 73,280 lb. 5-axle - 80,000 lb. WEIGHT - Interstates Axle - 22,200 lb. Tandem Axle - 34,000 lb. 3-Axle - 54,000 lb. 4-Axle - 74,000 lb. 5-axle - 80,000 lb.

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