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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Running time : Sunrise to sunset, Monday through Saturday (Note: overweight only can have continuous travel on Interstate and 4-lane hwys, pilot car required) Restrictions: Movement prohibited 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Española. Other restrictions may apply. No travel on major holidays.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

“Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs required on front of towing unit and on rear of load for any oversize, overweight or overweight only load. Size: 5' long, 1' high Lettering: Black 10" high, 1" brushstroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

“Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs required on front of towing unit and on rear of load for any oversize, overweight or overweight only load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Towing vehicles pulling oversize loads that exceed 12′ wide may display an amber rotating flashing beacon atop the cab.

Source of Information:

New Mexico DOT - Trucking Restrictions

http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en/trucking.html

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

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' undesignated roads) Height: 14' Semi Trailer Length: 57' 6"' (non-designated Hwys: 65') Overhang: Rear 7' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 21,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,320 lb. Tridem: 34,320 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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