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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Night time operations are permitted, provided proper warning lighting is used. New York City: Special permit required, Permit issued for either day or night movement. Over 10' wide or 80,000 lb. must be a night move except on Interstate and truck routes Other restrictions apply. See: Truck Access and Vehicle Dimensions for New York City (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/truckaccess.pd )

"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

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/truckaccess.pdf

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' 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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