Finding heavy heavy haul and oversized loads in Rhode Island has never been easier.  VeriTread offers the most USA and Canadian shipper direct freight on our load board than anyone else.  We have hundreds of open deck loads including flatbed, step deck, lowboy, and RGN.

We work with thousands of shippers every month needing oversize load transport, heavy equipment hauling, farm equipment transport, hot shot trucking, partial load shipping, drive away services, specialized heavy haul transport, and more. VeriTread will bring you thousands of opportunities to build a national or local customer base, encourage repeat business, and increase your overall efficiency

When you use VeriTread’s load board for oversize loads, you get access to the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Our patented technology gives integrated dimensions, machinery weights, direct communication with shippers, trailer and permit requirements. This creates a more predictable carrier experience by clearly identifying all of the industry secrets and insider knowledge required to efficiently transport large items.

Rhode Island

DOT & Rhode Island Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Rhode Island oversize permits are valid for five days.
OPERATING TIME: Travel permitted one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. No weekend travel permitted.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No travel on major holidays and on VJ Day (2nd Monday in August). Movement may be restricted after 12:00 noon the day before a holiday.

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.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Length:

Interstate and designated highways – 53′ semitrailer (kingpin to center line of rear axle group must not exceed 41′)
Other roads 48′ semitrailer
Overhang:
3′ front
6′ rear

Width:

8’6″

Height:

13′ 6″

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 22,400
Tandem – 36,000
Tridem – 42,000 with axles spacings less than 4’6″, 42,750 with 4’6″

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

Determined by routes and dimensions

Width:

Determined by routes and dimensions

Height:

Determined by routes and dimensions

Weight:

Determined by spacings, usually 22,500 per axle is permitted
5 Axles 6 Axles or 7 Axles – depends on spacings, weight and routing
Over 200,000 pounds, an outside engineering firm must survey the routes

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 80′ – 1 escort
Over 90′ – 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 15′ – 1 escort

Width:

Over 12′ – 1 escort
Over 14’6″ – 2 escorts
Height: Over 14′ – 1 escort

Note: Some metropolitan areas may require police escorts

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

Warning signs are required for all oversize movements. “Oversize Load” signs are to be displayed on front of vehicle and on the end of the load for all loads exceeding legal width, length or rear overhang. Wide loads require at least two flags and up to six flags mounted at the widest extremities. Over length vehicles/loads require one flag if load is less than 2′ wide, and two flags if load is greater than 2′ wide. Less than 2′ of overhang requires one flag; greater than 2′ of overhang, two flags required – one on each corner.

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