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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Travel is permitted during daylight hours from sunrise to sunset, Saturday from sunrise until noon. Travel not permitted on Sunday, or the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Provisions are made for limited Sunday operations in urbanized areas: travel is permitted 3 a. to 7:30 am, 9 am to 4 pm, and 7 pm to sunset (with pilot cars).

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Permitted oversize vehicles are required to have and "Oversize Load" banner on the front of the vehicle and on the back of vehicle or load. Size: 7' long, 18" high Letters: Black, 10" high, 2" brushstroke Background Yellow

Flag Requirements

All overdimensional vehicles and loads shall have minimum 18" square red or bright orange flags displayed the 4 corners as well as and any protrusions or extensions of the vehicle load including any rear overhang extending more that 4'.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

When an oversize movement is made within an urbanized area between 3 a.m. and sunrise, the permitted vehicle and load shall be illuminated with additional lighting on all sides so as to be clearly visible from 1,000 feet in all directions. Headlamps and rear lights of permitted vehicle are to be illuminated when moving.

Source of Information:

The Pennsylvania Code, § 179.10. General conditions

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Pennsylvania?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' on other roads) Height: 13' 6" Semi Trailer Length: 56' Maximum Length: 80' Overhang: Rear 6' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 45,200 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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