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Newfoundland And Labrador DOT Regulations for Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights, Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

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Newfoundland And Labrador Oversize / Overweight Regulations

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Restricted weekend travel" -- travel is not permitted after 3:00 p.m. on Friday or after noon on Saturday and Sunday. Travel is permitted from sunrise to noon only, Saturday and Sunday. "Restricted Holiday travel" means that travel is not permitted after 3:00 p.m. the day before the Holiday and permitted from sunrise to noon only, on the Holiday. Common statutory holidays include: January 1 (New Years Day), Good Friday, Victoria Day, July 1 (Canada Day), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 11 (Remembrance Day), December 25 - Christmas Day, December 26 - Boxing Day.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

The vehicle transporting an overdimensional load must be equipped with warning "D" signs at front and rear which meet the following specifications. Size: 240 to 245 cm wide by 30 cm high. Letters - 20 cm high. The sign must be visible from the rear and front of the overdimensional vehicle or load. Colour: White level II reflectance and stop sign red (# 712 3M or equivalent). Material: The sign panel must be fabricated of retroflective material.

Flag Requirements

Bright fluorescent red or orange flags 40 cm x 40 cm minimum (16 in. x 16 in.) must be at the extremities of all overwidth and overlength loads. 

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

360º amber warning light required at the front of vehicle conveying load, and on roof of escorts: Minimum visibility of 300 m (984 ft.) in all directions. 60 to 90 flashes per minute. Flashing amber lights, visible from a distance of 150 m (492 ft.), are required on extremities of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width, or 27.5 m (90 ft.) in length, on front overhangs exceeding 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.). Minimum mounting height is 1.5 m (5 ft.) from the highway. More than one light may be required to provide 360º visibility around the vehicle.

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What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Newfoundland And Labrador?

The max dims for a single trip permit are as follow.

Max Legal Width -4.88m

Max Legal Height -4.88m,

Max Legal Front Overhang -3.1m

Max Legal Rear Overhang -6.2m

Max Legal Length - 35m

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