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

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New York Oversize / Overweight Regulations

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

A “Permit” authorizes the movement of an oversize and/or overweight vehicle for a specific time period on permissible hauling days. Special Hauling permits may also authorize the movement of Manufactured / Modular homes not included under Building Movement Permits.

A “Permissible Hauling Day” is any normal working day, Monday through Friday, during the daylight hours between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset when weather conditions are favorable. No movements are allowed on Saturdays*, Sundays or the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day or after 12 noon the day preceding Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. The day preceding means any normal working day, Monday through Fridays. No travel is allowed at night between the hours of one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise unless otherwise specified.

 *Over-dimensional and overweight moves that are within 12 feet in width, 85 feet in length, legal height, and which can maintain normal highway speeds may be authorized by permit to move from ½ hour before sunrise until 12 noon on Saturday unless such Saturday falls on a holiday set forth above. Overweight moves that are not over-dimensional and are within 125 percent of legal weight as defined by Section 385 of the new York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and which can maintain traffic flow speed, are not restricted as to times of travel or days of travel as set forth above. 

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Vehicle/load greater than 12' and for loads longer than 65' require oversize load warning signs on the front and rear of the vehicle/load. Size: 7' LONG, 18" HIGH Letters: Black, 10" high, 1.41" brush stroke Background: "Highway Yellow"

Flag Requirements

Red or orange fluorescent flags, 18' square, shall be attached to the extremities as well as any protrusions or extensions of the vehicle load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

At all times: One (1) amber revolving amber light on top of towing vehicle. For uniform oversize loads at night, use amber lights at the forward corners/extremities, and red lights at the rear corners. Use amber lights on load extensions on the side of the load. For rear overhang of 2' or less, red lights are required at the corners of the load. If the load extends more than two feet, place red lights at the extreme corners and amber lights every six fee along the sides--at lease one amber light on each side for a load extending more that 2' but not more than 6'.

Source of Information:

Document: NYSDOT Non-Divisible Load Permits, NYCRR 154-1.pdf and Truck Access and Vehicle Dimensions for New York City

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

Dimensions: Width: 8' 6" (8' undesignated roads) Height: 14' Semi Trailer Length: 57' 6"' (non-designated Hwys: 65') Overhang: Rear 7'

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