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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Permitted vehicles may travel Monday through Saturday, sunrise to sunset. No Sunday travel without specific permit. Holiday travel prohibited for overweight (exceeding 112,000 lb.) or any overdimentions from noon the weekday before until noon on the weekday after the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

"Wide Load" banner required on front and rear of load vehicle for all loads in excess of 10 feet wide. Size: 7' wide (long), 18" high Letters: Black, 10" high, 1.5" brushstroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Flags are required on all loads wider that 8' 6". All flags are to be red or orang, 18" square. Placement: At each corner and at the widest point of over width or as specified on the permit.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Red brake lights must be displayed on any rear overhang. Headlights on during highway movement. Red or amber light at rear of overhang, visible for 200' or more.

Source of Information:

North Carolina Oversize Overweight Permit Handbook

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in North Carolina?

"""DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' other roads) Height: 13' 6"" Semi Trailer Length: 53' (non-designated Hwys: 48') Maximum Length: 110' (non-designated Hwys: 60') Legal Overhang: Front/Rear: 10' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 25,000 lb. Tandem axle: 50,000 lb. Tridem: 60,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 112,000 lb.

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