When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide, Over 13'6" high, Trailer over 53'6" long, Over 80,000 lbs
Special Information Needed Physical address if stopping or starting within state of AR Overweight need original origin and destination Containerized-need to know what's inside container Copy of freight bill/bill of lading Date and time of movement Make of truck lLicense plate # and state;
Times Of Movement Daylight hours only unless permit allows travel on holidays and at night (overweight only) Permits may be issued for overdimensional loads to move on Sat. & Sun. Loads not exceeding 90' long may travel 24/7 Curfew from7-9am & 4-6pm in Little Rock area on I-30 (mm137-143, mm 151-155) & all Interstate 630 Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day,Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Can travel, if permit allows & if obtained in advance, on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Day, George Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day, Veteran’s Day & Christmas Eve. https://www.ardot.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2019-PERMIT-RULES.pdf (Rule 6-p 28) When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required Fewer than 4 lanes: Width over 12' to 14'-1 front pilot car Over 14' wide-2 front & rear pilot cars Height over 15'-1 front pilot car w/height pole extending 6” above highest point Over 17' high must obtain special approval Over 100’ long-1 pilot car Over 115’ long-2 pilot cars 4 or more lanes: Width over 12' to 14'-1 front pilot car Over 14’ wide -2 pilot cars Over 15' high-1 front pilot car w/height pole extending 6” above highest point Over 17'’ high must obtain special approval Over 100’ long-1 pilot car Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Vehicle: Truck having a rated load capacity of not less than ¼ ton or auto having a gross weight of not less than 2000lb./must be licensed in AK or by a state with reciprocal agreements The escort vehicle shall have the name and address of the company/owner on each door, plainly legible and visible to the motoring public at a minimum distance of 50’. Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign must be constructed of a durable material with yellow background & black letters (2” brush stroke) which are 10” high (min.); when escorting a mobile home sign must state “OVERSIZE (width in feet) LOAD”. Lights: Must be mounted on top of vehicle and visible 360o. Must have either a) rotating amber light with incandescent or halogen bulb lamps emitting 35,000 (min.) candlepower factory certified steady beam; lens height 6“ (min.) or b) strobe-type flashing (80 flashes/min) amber light capable of emitting 500,000 (min.) total candlepower; lens height 3 1/2” (min.) Flags: 2 solid red flags, 18” square, mounted on top of vehicle, in line with the warning lights, at an angle between 40o-70o; shall not extend 6” from side of vehicle; total spread shall not exceed 8’ Additional equipment: 10lb. Class B,C fire extinguisher, 2-way radio, 4-15 minute flares, light sticks or triangles,2 hand-held red flags (18” square) Must have the name and address or telephone number an city of the company/owner of the escort vehicle on each door, plainly legible and visible to the motoring public. Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator No permit required but driver shall carry in the vehicle proof of liability insurance in the amount or $100,00 each bodily injury or death; $300,000 each accident; $25,000 property damage ($325,000 minimum combined single limit coverage) Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 6am-4:30pm; M-F State Hwy & Trans Dept-Permits (501)569-2381 P.O. Box 2261; 10324 Interstate 30 Little Rock, AR 72203 https://www.ardot.gov/divisions/arkansas-highway-police/oversize-and-overweight-permits/ The Permit Office will be closed on the days that the following holidays are officially observed by the state of Arkansas: New Year’s Day Martin Luther King’s/Robert E. Lee’s Birthday George Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veterans’ Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day Or as directed by the Director, Chief, or Commander No permits will be issued for movement on the days that the following holidays are observed: New Year's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
The information given here may be (and likely will be)
superceded by a permit issued by the state.
ALWAYS read and follow the permit. It is the highest authority!