Florida oversize permits are valid for five days.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday if the load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height not exceeding 14’6. Over 10′ wide but not exceeding 14′ wide and not exceeding 16′ high may travel until 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Overweight-only can usually run 24/7.
|Width||8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)|
|Height||13′ 6″ (13′ non-designated)|
|Weight||80,000 lbs – gross weight|
|Overhang||3′ front or rear|
*A written route survey is required for heights over 15′ (or over 14’6 on some 2-lane routes)
|Weight||Depends on spacings|
|Overhang||No set maximum|
|Width over 12′ up to 14′||1 escort (over 12′ may require 2 escorts on some 2-lane highways)|
|Width over 14′||2 escorts|
|Width over 15′||may require State Police escorts|
|Overhang||The rear overhang must be up to 20′ past center of the last axle or dolly may require 1 escort|
|Length over 95′||1 Rear|
|Height over 14’6||1 escort|
|Height over 16′||2 escorts (at 15′ high and over needs a route survey)|
Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. “Oversize Load” signs required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360-degree amber warning light on a tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14’6, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on a tractor and one at the rear of the load.
Vehicles over 12’ wide must travel between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. from Tavernier South to Key West.
No movement is allowed from 7:00-9:00 a.m.and 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Hillsboro County and Dade County.
The movement will be prohibited at any time when visibility is impaired due to smoke, fog, rain or when visibility is less than 1,000’. When traffic following a load accumulates to 7 cars, the permitted load must yield the right-of-way for the vehicles to pass at the nearest accessible place.
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