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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Travel is prohibited for loads in excess of 10' wide, 105' OAL, and 14' high during the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day. Holiday travel restricted: (1) Monday Holiday: travel prohibited 2:00 pm the Friday before until daylight Tuesday. (2) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Holiday: travel prohibited 2:00 pm the day before until daylight the day after. (3) Friday Holiday: travel prohibited 2:00 pm Thursday until daylight the following Monday. ("Daylight = 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) Nighttime travel generally permitted. Restrictions will be on permit.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Loads in excess of 10' wide, 14' high, or 105' long must display an "Oversize Load" sign. Size: 7' long, 18" high Letters: Black, 10" high, 1 5/8 brushstroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Red or fluorescent orange flags, 18" square, are required for all loads that exceed 10' in width. Flags shall be attached to all extremities of the load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Tow vehicles use low beam headlights, day or night. Warning lights at night and in reduced visibility. Warning Lights: Front overhang marked with amber light. Rear overhang marked with red clearance lights. Use amber lights front and center to mark extremities of the load. Use red lights to the rear to mark extremities of the load.

Source of Information:

Utah DOT, Utah Trucking Guide

http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:80:0:::1:T,V:4081,

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Utah?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 14' Semi-trailer: 53' Truck-trailer combo: 65' Overhang: Front 3', and rear: 6' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: (Bridge Formula). Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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