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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Travel with vehicles and/or loads which are overwidth or overlength or overheight shall be restricted to daylight hours and movement shall be made between thirty (30) minutes before sunrise to thirty (30) minutes after sunset. Loads over 10’ 6” wide or over 100' long or in excess of 108,000 lb. must follow the week end and holiday restrictions: no movement on any Saturday, Sunday, any Friday afternoon between July 1 and Labor Day, or on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Da.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

Oversize load signs are required on all overwidth (8' 6") vechicles/loads. Size: 7' long, 18" high Letters: Black, 10" high, 1.25" brushstroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

Red or flourescent orange flags, 18" square, are required on all oversize loads displayed on all four corners of the vehicle/load and for overhhangs in excess of 4', one flag if the width of the overhang is less than 2', two flages if 2' or more.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Lights are required on projecting loads per 49 CFR 393.11, Footnotes 9 &10.

Source of Information:

Vermont DMV, Rules for Overweight Overdimension Permits

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Vermont?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" Height: 13' 6" Single vehicle: 46' Truck-trailer combo:75' Overhang: Front 3', and rear: 6' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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