Heavy Haul Loads In Alabama
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DOT & Alabama State Heavy Oversize Permit Information
PERMITS: Alabama oversize permits are valid for five consecutive days. Must have permit prior to entering state.
OPERATING TIME: Daylight only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday. No travel on Sundays.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No travel on major holidays and Holiday weekends.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE. VeriTread is not a permit service nor do we answer permit and escort requirements. States are constantly changing their rules and regulations, so always read your permits and provision sheets carefully. Due to these changes, VeriTread can not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information. Please use the link to the state's official DOT page to verify all oversize and over dimensional permitting information with your respective state.
On a 57′ trailers - 53’6″ on roads less than 12′ wide
85′ overall (unless trailer exceeds 57′)
Overhang: 10′ front, 5′ rear
Note: 60′ Structural steel is exempt from permits and escorts
8’6″ (8′ on lanes less than 12′ wide)
Single – 20,000 lbs
Tandem – 34,000 lbs on the interstate system
Tridem – 42,000 lbs
80,000 Gross on the Interstate System
84,000 lbs on non-Interstate highways; state bridge formula (for combinations with six or more axles)
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
150′ (maximum overhang 20′)
16′ (over 16′ cannot use Interstate)
5 axles – 102,000
6 axles – 124,000
7 axles – 146,000
8 axles – 168,000
Maximum without special permission
Steer – 14,000
Single – 22,000
Tandem – 44,000
Tridem – 66,000
Quad – 88,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions, over 180,000 are Super Loads.
with legal trailer length
over 90′ – 1 escort
over 105′ – 2 escorts
Trailer length over 57′ – 1 rear escort
over 5′ rear overhang – 1 escort.
over 12′ – 1 escort.
over 16’* – 1 escort *(may be needed at lower heights on some routes)
Bucket or Blade Rule:
If bucket or blade protrudes past sides of trailer at 12′ wide – 1 escort.
(No escort needed if outriggers are used to prevent bucket or blade from protruding sides of trailer)
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:
“Oversize Load” signs front and rear of any over-width or over-length vehicle. Flags must be placed at front and rear corners of any over-dimensional load or vehicle. Over 4′ rear overhang requires lights at night. (Over 5′ needs permit, and can’t run at night). There are no sign or flag requirements for over-height only or overweight only loads.
Alabama Blade and Bucket Rule: 2 pilot cars are required at 12′ in Alabama any time a blade or bucket protrudes past the edges of the trailer. This applies to dozers, excavators and any other equipment with a blade or bucket. Also, the blade or bucket must be loaded to the rear.