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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

No permitted load will be allowed to travel into or through the area bounded by I-285 (Atlanta bypass), unless the vehicle is making a pickup or delivery within the area. The driver must be prepared to show proof of such pickup of delivery. In addition, a permit issued for the movement of a vehicle or load is not valid between the hours of 6 a.m. through 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking on the interstate and limited access highway rights-of-way will not be allowed for permitted vehicles waiting for authorization.

Movement of a permitted vehicle or load will take place only on Monday through Sunday, thirty (30) minutes after sunrise to thirty (30) minutes before sunset, unless otherwise shown on the permit.

Houses may only be moved Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm unless otherwise noted on the permit.

No permitted vehicle or load will be moved during foggy weather, snow or icy conditions or during the following legal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Travel not allowed on routes with bridges of less than 28 feet lateral clearance.

Travel Days: Monday through Saturday

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All oversize loads require an "OVERSIE LOAD" sign : Size: 1' high by 6' wide Letters: Black, 8" high and 4" wide Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Flags are required on all Oversize loads. flags shall be clean, red or florescent orange, and at least 18 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 overhang

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Warning Lights: If yellow flashing or strobe lights are used, the vehicle must display a current Georgia Lights Sticker. Note: Georgia DOT regulations make no mention of lights being required.

Source of Information:

Georgia DOT Rules of State DOT, Chapter 672-2

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Georgia?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6' Height: 13' 6" Length: 75' (including overhang) with 48' or 53' trailer WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,340 lb. Tandem Axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 30,340 lb. per axle Max Gross weight: 80,000 lb.

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