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Ohio Road Conditions
(888)2OH-ROAD (from within OH; (614) 466-7170 #5 (from outside OH)
http://www.buckeyetraffic.org/ (Road conditions/construction map)

OHIO PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide, over 13'6" high, trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
Load dimensions, tire size and axle weights if overweigh;  
Dimensions of tractor/trailer, overhang
Exact address if start or end point is in Ohio
Os-32 insurance certificate on file!!!!!!!!

Times Of Movement
½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset
Travel is permitted 24-7 for overweight loads, dimensions must be legal
Loads up to 12' wide may run daylight hours 7 days a week
Loads over 12' wide are permitted until 3:00 pm on Sat. & Sun.
Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Permit office closed on the holidays above plus Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day & the day after Thanksgiving
Curfews: Movement of all vehicles/loads exceeding 12’ wide is prohibited within a 25 mile radius of Cincinnati Cleveland, and Columbus & within the corporate limits of Akron, Canton, Daytonm Lima, Toledo, & Youngstown 6:30-9am & 4:30-6pm

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
Overall length in excess of 90'-1 rear escort
Overall width in excess of 13'-1 lead escort (rear on multiple lane hwy)
Overall height in excess of 14'6"-1 lead escort equipped with a height sensing device,
Overall width in excess of 14'6"-1 lead escort & 1 rear escort
Overall height in excess of 14'10"-1 lead escort & 1 rear escort
More than one of above conditions-1lead escort & 1 rear escort

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: None stipulated
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12”) w/ black letters (8” high) on yellow background
Lights: roof mounted amber flashing or rotating light(s)
Flags: None stipulated
Additional equipment: 2-way radio; height pole (when required)

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
No Stipulations

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m. ETDept. of Transportation
Special Hauling Permits
1610 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43223
(614)351-2300; fax: (614)728-4099
Email: hauling.permits@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Turnpike Commission
882 Prospect St.
Berea, OH
(440)234-2081; fax: (440)234-6529