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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday. Travel is restricted for all over-dimensional permit vehicles on Holidays and Long Holidays. The specific hours of restriction for each Holiday/Long Holiday will be designated on each permit.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

On loads more than 10 feet in width, signs stating “OVERSIZE LOAD” must be displayed to the front of the hauling vehicle and the rear of the load. Size"" 7' long, 18"" high Letters: Black, 10" high Background: yellow

Flag Requirements

On loads more than 12 feet in width, red flags, not less than 18 inches square, must be displayed on all four corners of the vehicle or vehicles.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

A compliant light bar may be allowed in lieu of an escort vehicle on divided highways when stated in the permit.

Source of Information:

Rules and Regulations - Nebraska DOT

http://dot.nebraska.gov/media/2786/rules-regs-chapter-3.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Nebraska?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 14'"6" Semi Trailer Length: 53' Maximum Length: 90' Legal Overhang: Rear 4' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 b. Tridem: 42,000 Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb. Divisible Loads may exceed 80,000 without a permit as long as all axle/group weights are legal and the vehicle/operator are licensed for at least the amount of the gross weight.

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