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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Oversize travel of loads up to 14’6” wide; 110’0” long; 16’0” high, is not restricted unless noted otherwise on the permit. Holiday Travel Restrictions: No oversize travel is allowed statewide from 2:00 p.m. the day before the holiday to 2:00 a.m. the day after the holiday, when exceeding 9’0” wide and/or 110’0”long. Other seasonal and local restrictions may apply. Restrictions will be on permit.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Oversize load sign (reflective or lighted at night) with flashing amber light(s) required in front and rear.

Flag Requirements

Red or orange warning flags, 18" square, must be displayed when a vehicle or its load exceeds 9’ in width or 75’ in length. Flags are required at: Widest points of the load, At the end of overhang in excess of 4', Every 20' along the outside of the load

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

At night, a steady light at: Widest points of the load, At the end of overhang in excess of 4', Every 20' along the outside of the load At night, when over 12’6” wide or when combination is over 95’ long, lead and rear escorts OR approved LED lighting package is required.

Source of Information:

Minnesota DOT: Transporting Oversize/Overweight Loads in Minnesota

https://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/oversize/OSOWBrochure-Colorv.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Minnesota?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 13' 6" Length: Truck-Semi-trailer 75' Legal Overhang: included in length limits 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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