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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday. Loads not exceeding 10′ wide, legal height (14′) or 100′ long with legal front and rear overhang may travel at night on Interstate system only. Overweight only may have continuous movement. City/county curfew times are listed on permit. Travel allowed on major holidays depending on dimensions.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

In Texas, signs are required only on escort vehicles.

Flag Requirements

Red or fluorescent orange flags, 12" square required at all extremities of the load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

No lighting requirements are mentioned for haul vehicles. Escort vehicles may require warning lights.

Source of Information:

Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Oversize/Overweight Permits


What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Texas?

Dimensions: Width: 8' 6" Height: 14' Semi-trailer of 2 vehicle combo: 59' Two-vehicle combo: 65'

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