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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 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. 

Flag Requirements

Warning flags are to be used only in daylight hours and must be 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

IF the shipment is permitted to travel during night hours must have 2 constant display amber lights placed at the very most front extreme of the load, two amber steady burning lights on the outer (side) center of the load and two red steady lit lights on the outer most rear of the load. 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

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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