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Nevada 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, plus the following exceptions: Loads not exceeding 12 wide, 15′ high, 110′ long are permitted for night travel. Loads not exceeding 14′ wide, 15′ high, 110′ long, are permitted for weekend travel except in restricted areas noted in next section. Holiday travel (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day) is usually permitted for loads not exceeding 12 wide, 15′ high, 110′ long. Spring thaw weight restrictions exist on some secondary routes approximately February through April.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All oversize vehicles (excess of 8’6″ wide) width must display “Oversize Load” signs front and rear. Signs, visible in the front and rear, with black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and may be mounted in two pieces if necessary. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted securely.

Flag Requirements

Warning flags are to be used only in daylight hours and must be solid red or florescent orange in color with a minimum size distance of 18″ from one corner to the next corner and be placed at the outer most corners of the shipment as well as on any protrusions.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

An oversized or overweight vehicle that travels during hours of darkness must display: On the extreme front of the vehicle, at least two amber, steady-burning lights which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet; On each side of the vehicle in a location near the middle of the vehicle or toward the front of the vehicle, an amber, steady-burning light which is plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet; and If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet, two red, steady-burning lights which are placed in a manner to identify the maximum width of the overhang and which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet.  All oversize vehicles (excess of 8’6″ wide) must run with low beam headlights ON.  Note: You must have a Nevada Light Permit to run flashing revolving amber warning light(s) or even to travel with it turned off but uncovered.

Source of Information:

Nevada DOT - Commercial Vehicle Permits

https://www.nevadadot.com/doing-business/commercial-vehicles/commercial-vehicle-permits/current-statutes-regulations

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Nevada?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 14' Semi Trailer Length: 53' Maximum Length: 70' (75' with rear overhang0 Legal Overhang: Front/Rear: 10' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 42,000 Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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