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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Movement is not allowed from sunset to sunrise, anytime on Sunday, or anytime on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Any oversize load must have an "oversize load" banner across the front and rear of the vehicle/load. Size: 5' wide, 12" high Letters: Black, 10" high, 1.5" brushstroke Background: Yellow.

Flag Requirements

18-inch square red flags are to be placed on all corners of an oversized vehicle or combination of vehicles and loads.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Warning lighting is not mentioned.

Source of Information:

Tennessee DOT, News and Memos, Oversize Overweight Permits

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Tennessee?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 13' 6" Truck-Semi Trailer Length: 50' Overhang: Front and rear: 5' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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