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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

An oversize permit shall not be valid for the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day and the Friday before Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and the Friday before Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the operation shall not be permitted on the following Monday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the operation shall not be permitted on the preceding Friday. Waivers to these restriction may be granted.

An oversize permit shall not be valid for the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles: during the nighttime hours of sunset to sunrise; when visibility is limited to a distance of less than 500 feet during the daylight hours of sunrise to sunset; and when hazardous road conditions exist. 

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Oversize vehicles require an "OVERSIZE LOAD" or "WIDE LOAD" on the front of the vehicle and back of load, or on leading or following escort vehicles. Size" 6' long, 12" high Letters: Black, 10" high Background: yellow

Flag Requirements

Red warning flags, less than 18' square, must be displayed on all four corners of the vehicle and at the extremities of any extensions or protrusions.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Low beam headlamps and red tail lamps shall be illuminated on the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle.

Source of Information:

New Jersey DOT (NJDOT) 13-18, Subchapter 1 - Permits for Over dimensional Vehicles

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/rules/documents/13-18-Current.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in New Jersey?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' undesignated roads) Height: 13' 6" Semi Trailer Length: 53' (non-designated Hwys: 48) WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 22,400 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 56,400 Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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