Florida

State Permits

PERMITS:

Florida oversize permits are valid for five days.

OPERATING TIME:

One half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday if 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.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:

No movement allowed from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Hillsboro and Dade Counties. Other county curfews, depending on permitted dimensions, will be listed on the Florida permit. Travel is prohibited during 6 main holidays plus Martin Luther King Day for loads exceeding 10′ wide, 14’6 high or legal length: The days before and after New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas may also be restricted.

TURNPIKE:

Florida turnpike limit is 12′ wide, 13’6 high. FL Turnpike routes are applied for with the state application. Additional toll charge is approximately 25 cents per mile for 7 axles, 20 cents per mile for 5.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)

Height: 13′ 6″ (13′ non-designated).

Length: 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer must have kingpin setting of 41′ from center of kingpin to center of rear axle to be legal), 75′ overall length.

Overhang: 3′ front or rear.

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 22,000 Tandem – 44,000 Tridem – 66,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Width: 16′

Height: 16′

Length: 150′ Overhang: No set maximum.

Weight: Depends on spacings

*Route survey (written) is required for height over 15′ (or over 14’6 on some 2-lane routes)

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.

ESCORTS:

Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort, (over 12′ on some 2-lanes – 2 escorts), over 14′ – 2 escorts, over 15′ may also require State Police escort.

Height: Over 14’6 – 1 escort, over 16′ – 2 escorts. At 15′ high and over needs route survey.

Length: Over 95′ – 1 escort

Overhang: Rear overhang up to 20′ past center of last axle or dolly may require 1 escort.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc. may be hauled up to 16′ wide, only if cannot be reduced (welded parts). Parts may be hauled on same vehicle.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

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 tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14’6, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on tractor and one at the rear.