Low Hanging Fruit RESOLVED That by this resolution the AASHTO Board of Directors establishes a truck oversize/overweight permit harmonization initiative to focus initially on the following requirement categories (consistent with the AASHTO Guide for Vehicle Weights and Dimensions); Escort Requirements Warning Flags Warning Lights Warning Signs Days and Hours of Operation
Escort Requirements Width – 2-lane highway 12’ to 14’1 Front Escort > 14’ 1 Front Escort 1 Rear Escort
Escort Requirements Width – Multi-lane highway 12’ to 14’1 Rear Escort > 14’ 1 Front Escort 1 Rear Escort
Flags Size 18” x 18” minimum Color Fluorescent Red Fluorescent Orange MUTCD 2009 Standard Transport Vehicle Number and Location Four corners of load or extremities (length) Escort Vehicle Number and Location No Requirements
Transport Warning Lights Minimum Flashing or Strobe Amber Light Should be visible for 1,000’, 360°
Escort Warning Lights Minimum Flashing or Strobe Amber Light Should be visible for 1,000’, 360°
Sign/Banner Message “Oversize Load” Color Black letters on Yellow Background Size of sign 18” x 7’ Size of letters 10” x 1.4” – 1.5”
Location Front and Rear of Transporting Vehicle so that view of license plate is not obstructed Front and Rear of Escort OR Above roofline of Escort Vehicle so that Sign/Banner is visible from front and rear
Days and Hours of Operations Minimum Daylight Hours Sunrise to Sunset Monday through Saturday Sunday – States make determination
Next Steps: Higher Fruit (bigger issues) “Opportunities For States and Regions to Work Closely Together To Form A More Perfect Union” Amendments Number of Valid Days on Permit Type and Size of Escort Vehicle Number of Escorts on Over Height Loads Others?
Contact Information James R. “Randy” Braden Assistant State Maintenance Engineer/Permits and Operations Alabama Department of Transportation Office: 334.242.6474Cell: 334.850.5338 Fax: 334.832.9084 firstname.lastname@example.org
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