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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

Running times are one half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday. Overweight loads with legal dimensions may request continuous running with permit application. No movement allowed Sundays. No travel on major holidays In Atlanta, in the area bounded by and including I-285, no permit movement allowed between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No travel on major holidays.

"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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