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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Daylight travel only Monday through Friday noon. No travel on major holidays and associated holiday weekends. Maine Turnpike loads limited to 14' 6" wide and 13 '6" high. A local permit is required to travel through Augusta.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

"OVERSIZE LOAD": Warning signs are required on the front and back of all oversize loads. Size: 7' long, 18" high Letters Black, 10" high, 1.5" brushstroke Background: yellow

Flag Requirements

All Oversize Loads: Four flags 18" square bright red flags on all four corners of the extremities of other over width load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Run with headlights on low beam and flashing or rotating amber light or light bar on top of cab.

Source of Information:

Manie, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Overlimit Permits

http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/commercial/olpermits.html

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Maine?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6"' Height: 13' 6" Length: Semi-trailer 53' Overall: 74' Legal Overhang: 74' overall. WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 42,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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