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Tennesee Road Conditions (800)342-3258-Road conditions http://www.tn511.com (Road conditions map) TENNESEE PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" Wide, Over 13'6" High, Over 53' Long Special Information Needed No additional info needed; TN will not allow more than 20,000/ axle Times of movement Sunrise to sunset Mon.-Sat; no Sunday travel Loads greater than 12’6” wide or 85’ or more long-curfew in city limits or heavily traveled areas from 7-9am & 4-6pm M-F Loads that are overweight only may travel 24-7 Curfews: Because of traffic, movements 85’ or greater in length and/or movements in excess of 12’6” in width will not be allowed within any city limits or any heavily traveled adjoining commercial or residential area between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time) from Monday through Friday. Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Permit office closed on the holidays above plus Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day & the day after Thanksgiving When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1680/1680-07/1680-07-01.pdf 10’ to 12’6”-1 escort if the pavement is less than 20’ wide 12'6" to 13'6”-1 rear escort any interstate highway or 4-lane road; 1 front escort on 2-lane road Over 13'6” to 16' wide requires 2 escorts on all highways Over length- 85' long-1 rear; 120' long- 2 escorts Over height- 1 lead escort (over 15' high) Flagperson on bridges less than 20’ Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: Signs:“OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (bumper or roof mounted) w/ black letters (10” high x 1 1/2” brush stroke) on yellow background visible from front & rear; made from metal or durable wood or cloth or heavy canvas (if they can be securely fastened to the vehicle with a flat surface backing up the entire area of the sign. Lights: Rotating or strobe type amber light visible from 500’; horizontal placement visible 360 degrees Flags: 2 red/fluorescent orange flags; 18” square min.; mounted at 40-70 degree angle on vehicle’s roof rack Additional equipment: 2-way electronic communication; 2-5lb. Fire extinguishers; “STOP”/”GO” paddle (18” w/ 6” letters); Safety orange vest/shirt/jacket; hand-held red flag (18” square); 2 “OVERSIZE LOAD” banners (black letters on yellow background); hard hat; reflecting triangles or 18” traffic cones Recommended (not required): hand-held 2-way electronic communications; flares; maps; height pole Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator None specified Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. CT Dept. of Transportation OS/OD Permits James K. Polk Bldg 505 Deaderick Street, Ste. 700 Nashville, TN 37243 (615)741-3821; Fax: (615)256-5894/(615)741-1159 http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/chief_of_administration/central-services/permit.html