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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Night movements may be permitted for loads not exceeding twelve (12) feet in width, or 150,000 pounds or 99 feet long or height exceeding 13 feet 6 inches. Local time restrictions may apply. Movement will not be allowed on Sunday, after 12:00 noon on days preceding or on the following holidays; New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, unless permitted.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Oversize vehicles require an "Oversize Load" Size" 7' long, 18" high Letters: Black, 10", 1⅝" brush-stroke Background: yellow or orange

Flag Requirements

Warning flags will be displayed on all corners at a height of six (6) feet above the pavement on moves in excess of ten (10) feet, not exceeding twelve (12) feet in width. Two 5-in. flashing amber lights to be mounted six (6) feet above the pavement on the rear corners of loads exceeding twelve (12) feet in width.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

All Oversize loads require flashing amber lights at the rear of the load.

Source of Information:

Mississippi Office of Enforcement, Sub-Part 6601, Chapter 03001 (PDF)

http://sos.ms.gov/ACProposed/00015794b.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Mississippi?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' non designated hwys) Height: 13' 6" Vehicle total Length: 99' Trailer Length: 53' Legal Overhang: Front: 3', Rear: 15' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 b. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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