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

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Florida Oversize / Overweight Regulations

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset 7 days a week of less than 10' wide. Until noon on Saturday and Sunday if load width is greater than 10', up to 14'. 

No movement is allowed on the following dates for loads exceeding 14’ 6” high, 80’ 0” long, and/or 10’ 0” wide in observation of the listed holidays in the State of Florida in accordance with F.A.C. 14-26 as follows: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If any of these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall also be observed as a holiday. If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, the following Monday shall also be observed as a holiday.

No movement in Hillsboro and Date Counties from 7:00 am - 9:00 am and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Other restrictions may be imposed on the permit.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All Oversize loads shall display and "OVERSIZE LOAD" SIGN on the front and back of the vehicle. Size: 7' long, 18" high Letters: 12" high, 1.5" stroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Flags are required on all Oversize loads. flags shall be clean, red or florescent orange, and at least 12 inches square. On the permitted vehicle, they shall be displayed so as to wave freely on all four corners of over-width loads and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

A rotating, strobe or flashing amber light, visible for 500 feet, must be mounted on the vehicle to warn all approaching traffic of a possible safety hazard.

Source of Information:

Florida Highway Patrol – Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Commercial Motor Vehicle Manual ( Apr 2013)

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Florida?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' on roadways less than 12') Height: 13' 6" Length: Single Vehicle 40' Legal Overhang: Front 3', Rear 15' (From center of rear axle to end) Combined vehicle 55'

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