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Over-Dimension Operations

Who Needs an Oversize Permit?

Truckers will need an over-dimension variance permit whenever their vehicle combination exceeds maximum size and/or weight limits. A permit is also needed to haul any single, non-divisible load for which any one of the following conditions apply:
• Width of the load or hauling equipment exceeds 8 feet, 6 inches
• Height of vehicle or vehicle combination and load exceeds 14 feet
• Any single axle weight exceeds 20,000 pounds
• Any tandem axle weight exceeds 34,000 pounds
• Gross combination weight exceeds 80,000 pounds
• Front overhang exceeds 4 feet beyond the front bumper of the vehicle
• Load greater than 40 feet, exceeding 5 feet beyond the end of the semi-trailer, or load less than or equal to 40 feet, exceeding 1/3 of the wheelbase of the combination, whichever is less
• Gross weight of a group of axles exceeds those set forth in the legal weight table shown on the reverse of Group Map 1
• Vehicle combination length exceeds those authorized on the reverse of Group Map 1 and Route Map 7.

The Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) issues single-trip and annual variance permits for overweight, over-height, over-width, over-length, and other unusual truck loads. The permits include routing plans, road restriction information, pilot vehicle requirements, and other permit conditions. Permits and routing cover state and federal highways. They can also cover county roads, with county approval.
 
MCTD issues nearly 100,000 complex single-trip permits each year and manages the work of private parties that process requests for about 50,000 continuous, annual variance permits each year (see Permit Agents). 
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Permit Service & Agents

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Single Trip Variance Permits
Motor Carrier Transportation Division,
Over-Dimension Permit Unit
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem OR 97302-1166

Phone 503-373-0000 - Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-In Counter Service - Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Over-Dimension Permit Unit is closed on New Year´s Day, Martin Luther King´s Birthday, Presidents´ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Also closed every Wednesday from Noon – 1 p.m. for staff meetings.


Single Trip Permit Application - Mobile / Modular Instructions - Mobile / Modular



Continuous Operation Variance Permits - COVP

The Motor Carrier Division has enlisted five agents to issue Continuous Operation Variance Permits, the annual variance permits that authorize travel on Oregon state highways as well as county roads and Portland streets.

Oregon Trucking Associations
4005 SE Naef Road, Portland OR 97267
Kandi Peto
Phone: 888-293-0005, Ext. 110 • Fax: 503-513-9541

A Work Safe Service
1696 Capitol Street NE, Salem OR 97301
Deb Bliven, Mike Bliven, Matt Bliven, Tish Nelson
Phone: 503-391-9363 • Fax: 503-316-9110

Lane County Transportation Permits
3050 N Delta Hwy, Eugene OR 97408
Laurie Parker
Phone: 541-682-6902 • Fax: 541-682-8500

Marion County Public Works Department
5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem OR 97305
Laura Renner
Phone: 503-584-7710 • Fax: 503-588-5102

Clackamas County Motor Carrier Division
902 Abernethy Road, Oregon City OR 97045
Debi Normand
Truck Permits: 888-387-8259
Phone: 503-650-3248 • Fax: 503-650-3219
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Entry Policy

Policy for Over-Dimension Loads Entering Oregon

In addition to other requirements for operating in Oregon, such as registration requirements, motor carriers transporting oversize or overweight loads that originate in Oregon must obtain a variance permit and the driver must possess that permit prior to transport. See a handout about Oregon's Entry and Enforcement Policy.

Similarly, carriers transporting oversize or overweight loads and entering Oregon from another state must obtain a variance permit and the driver must possess that permit prior to entering the State, except:


(1) Entry to Oregon on I-5 @ OR/WA Border and go directly to Portland Bridge Office @ Jantzen Beach and purchase credentials. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed ALL State Observed Holiday.

* State-observed holidays: New Year´s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents´ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans´ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


(2) Dimensions or weights do NOT exceed the following:

Height:
14' 06" feet

Width:
14 feet

Length:
53-foot Semitrailer
75-feet hauling equipment for truck-tractor & semitrailer combinations
105-feet overall length, inclusive of jeeps and boosters

Gross Weight:
Non-Divisible Load:
200,000 pounds or Weight Table 5
Divisible Load: Legal axle and groups of axle weights, and the total gross vehicle weight must not exceed 105,500 pounds or the weights in Weight Table 1 and Weight Table 2.

PILOT VEHICLES: Unless operating with a front and rear pilot vehicle, warning lights as described in OAR 734-082-0036 are required when width exceeds 10 feet on two-lane highways or 12 feet on four-lane highways. Loads exceeding 12 feet on two-lane highways must use a front pilot vehicle.

To obtain a variance permit:
See Permit Service & Agents

This policy does not authorize vehicles to operate in or enter Oregon prior to obtaining tax and registration credentials. Tax and registration service is available from a Salem Service Center at 503-378-6699, with staff on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although limited registration services are available after hours, Monday through Friday, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m., on weekends, and holidays. The Service Center is closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

This policy does not authorize a vehicle to exceed the size or weight limits posted on a highway. Due to road construction or other circumstances, highways may be temporarily closed or restricted to lesser dimensions or weights.

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Weight Tables

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Table 1 - Legal Weight - No Permit Required
Maximum weight allowed - 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 20,000 lbs. single axle, 34,000 lbs. tandem, 80,000 lbs. gross weight. Common vehicle types: solo truck, truck-tractor and semitrailer, truck and trailer, log truck and pole trailer.

Table 2 - Extended Weight - Permit Required
Permits based on Table 2 allow between 80,000 lbs. and 105,500 lbs. maximum. Common vehicle types: truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer (aka doubles), triple-trailer combinations, truck-tractor and tri-axle semitrailers.

Table 3 - Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required
Annual, continuous operation permits based on Table 3 allow up to 98,000 lbs. for non-divisible loads. Maximum weight for single-trip permits is based on the number of axles and wheelbase. Other maximums: 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 21,500 lbs. per single axle, 43,000 lbs. per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less. Common vehicle types: truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer, truck-tractor-semitrailer and booster.

Table 4 - Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required
Maximum weight for Table 4 permits is based on the number of axles and wheelbase. Table 4 allows for more weight using a shorter wheelbase than that authorized by Table 3. Other maximums: 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 21,500 lbs. per single axle, 43,000 lbs. per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less. Common vehicle types: self-propelled crane, truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer, truck-tractor with jeep & semitrailer, truck-tractor with semitrailer & booster.

Table 5 - Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required
Weight Table 5 is for certain specific vehicle configurations only. It provides for up to 48,000 lbs. per tandem axle if the combination of vehicles has at least 9 axle, with a steer axle followed by four consecutive tandem axles which are 8' wide (standard). Ten percent more weight may be allowed when the combination has 10' wide axles with 4 tires per axle. Instead of 48,000 lbs. per tandem, this allows up to 52,800 lbs. Or additional weight -- 25% more -- may be allowed when the combination has 10' wide axles with 8 tires per axle. Instead of 48,000 lbs. per tandem, this allows up to 60,000 lbs.

Use of Weight Table 5 and its formulas for increased weights is more complex than the other tables and requires special analysis by the Over-Dimension Permit Unit. Subject to special routing and analysis, single-trip permits may be issued for combinations of vehicles having minimum equipment consisting of a steering axle followed by four or more consecutive tandem axles, provided the weight does not exceed 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 24,000 lbs. per single axle, 48,000 lbs. per tandem axle, the weight shown on the permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less. Also, in special circumstances ODOT's Bridge Unit may authorize additional weight for moving a large, non-reducible load. Common vehicle type: truck-tractor with jeep & semitrailer & booster.

Table for Self-Propelled Log Trucks on State Routes

View a slideshow about Heavy Haul Weight and Axle Use in Oregon
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Online Truck Weight Analysis

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Trucking companies that need to analyze the weight of a divisible or non-divisible load and determine what’s allowed under an over-dimension permit can use a feature of Trucking Online to Calculate Oregon Weights.

The Public Access Menu includes this online calculator for all to use. Before this became available, trucking companies had to call MCTD’s Over-Dimension Permit Unit staff for help analyzing the weight of a load that needs a permit. Now, that call’s unnecessary. Plus, companies that are signed up for Trucking Online can bank their time savings because the program lets them log in and save calculations for use with a similar load in the future
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Super Loads

Any load exceeding the following dimensions is considered a Super Load:
  • Over 16 feet wide on the Interstate
  • Over 14 feet wide on any state two-lane highway
    (This does not include mobiles with a 14' box or less and up to a 12" eave.)
  • Over 17 feet high on any highway
  • Mobile with a box width over 14 feet wide and/or overall width greater than 15 feet
  • Overall length greater than 150 feet

A super load or route request must be submitted on the following forms:

Super load permits are authorized for 10 days maximum and it could take up to 10 days to issue. Fax completed applications to 503-378-2873, and make sure to put in a contact name and phone number.
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Road Use Assessment Fees

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Road use assessment fees apply to non-divisible loads with gross weights over 98,000 pounds traveling in Oregon under Single-Trip Permits. The fee takes the place of the weight-mile tax for the loaded portion of the haul. The fee is 5.7 cents per equivalent single-axle load (ESAL) mile traveled. These fees are expressed in terms of permit gross weight and number of axles. As with the Table B weight-mile tax rates, carriers are assessed a lower per-mile charge the greater the number of axles used at any given gross weight.


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Route Maps

The Oregon route maps accessible here are for reference only. Truckers who need safe routing instructions for over-dimension movements must contact the Motor Carrier Transportation Division in Salem at 503-373-0000. For up-to-the-minute information about road and bridge restrictions, as well as accidents and road closures, visit the TripCheck Web site.

Group Map 1 (Attachment 1)
Identifies Group 1, 2 & 3 highways and indicates Legal Length limits for various Legal Size vehicles and combinations hauling Legal Size Loads. No permit required. May also be used to determine pilots for over width on Group 2 & Group 3 Highways per charts on attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A (By permit).

Route Map 2 (Attachment 2)
Use for determining pilot vehicles required for Over Width loads. Refer to pilot vehicle chart shown on attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A. Also displays Certified Flagger/Rolling Stop structures. Over width operations by permit only. Use to denote annual routes for Unladen Heavy Haul combinations (w/jeeps and/or booster).

Route Map 3
Authorized routes for loads non-divisible in height, over 14' 00" up to a maximum of 14' 06" in height.

Route Map 4 (Attachment 4)
Related to Continuous Operation Variance Permits and County Road Authorities.

Route Map 5 (Attachment 5)
Displays annual Triples routes & authorized days of operation. Operations by permit only. Special qualifications apply to obtain this permit.

Route Map 6 (Attachment 6)
Displays authorized annual routes (up to 14 'wide) for Mobile/Modular Units. Operations by permit only.

Route Map 7 (Attachment 7)
Displays Length Requirements for Truck-tractor/Semitrailers and Doubles. No permit required unless exceeding displayed limitations.

Truck-tractor semitrailers and doubles combinations do not need an over-length variance permit for travel on the Black, Purple, and Blue routes in Oregon. Length limitations are still in effect, but a permit is not required if length is the only variance.

Route Map 8 (Attachment 8)
Displays Weight Restricted Bridges on state highways and their weight restrictions by structure. Weight limitations shown may not be exceeded.

Route Map 9 (Attachment 9)
Displays authorized annual routes for Over Width (up to 14' wide) and/or Heavy Haul loads (not exceeding 98,000 lbs gross and Weight Table 3 maximums). Operations by permit only.

Attachment 100A
Displays latest revision dates for current Maps and Attachments and any interim revisions/changes between map printings -- last updated April 23rd, 2014.
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Pilot Car Info & Requirements

map of Oregon Districts  

One question frequently asked about pilot car requirements is, "Do pilot car operators have to be certified in Oregon?"

The answer: Oregon does not require that people be certified to become a pilot car operator. Under Oregon administrative rules, OAR 734-082-0035 and 734-075-0035, pilot vehicles are considered to be under the direct control and supervision of the operator of the vehicle to which the over-dimension variance permit is issued. Those rules describe the type of vehicles that are authorized and the equipment requirements.

While Oregon does not require that people be certified to become a pilot car operator, the state does require that people be certified to help motor carriers in special flagging operations. In Oregon, there are many locations and situations where motor carriers must use certified flaggers so a truck with an overwidth and/or overheight load can safely pass. In a number of specific locations, carriers are instructed to either use certified flaggers to stop traffic or perform a rolling stop using three pilot vehicles to allow them to straddle the center line. Eighteen locations are shown on Route Map 2, the key permit attachment for overwidth loads operating under annual permit. Eleven locations are shown on Route Map 3, the key permit attachment for overheight loads operating under annual permit.


Locations With Special Instructions for Overwidth and/or Overheight Loads 

US26 Sunset Hwy.
Edwards Tunnel - MP 40.90 - Loads over 14' 04" high and/or greater than 12' wide
must stop traffic and straddle centerline using certified flaggers or rolling stop

US101 Oregon Coast Hwy.
Umpqua River Bridge - MP 211.11 - Loads over 14' 00" high and greater than 10' wide,
or over 12' wide, must stop traffic and straddle centerline using certified flaggers or rolling stop

OR38 Umpqua Hwy.
Elk Creek Tunnel - MP 39.73 - Loads over 14' 00" high and greater than 10' wide,
or over 12' wide, must stop traffic and straddle centerline using certified flaggers or rolling stop

OR126 Florence-Eugene Hwy.
Knowles Creek Tunnel - MP 19.68 - Loads over 14' 08" high and/or greater than 12' wide
must stop traffic and straddle centerline using certified flaggers or rolling stop

OR58 Willamette Hwy.
Salt Creek Tunnel - MP 56.01 - Loads over 14' 00" high and greater than 10' wide,
or over 12' wide, must stop traffic and straddle centerline using certified flaggers or rolling stop



Locations With Special Instructions for Overheight Loads Up to 14' 06" High

US30 Bypass (NE Killingsworth, Portland)
OR213 (NE 82nd) Southbound - MP 0.24 - Loads over 14' 05" must use right lane
OR213 (NE 82nd) Northbound - MP 0.24 - Loads up to 14' 05" must use left lane
OR213 (NE 82nd) Northbound - MP 0.24 - Loads over 14' 05" prohibited (no detour)

OR42 (Coquille)
US101 Over-crossing - MP 244.31 - Northbound only
Loads over 14' 04" must exit at MP 244.93 to OR42 and re-enter US101 north

OR43 Oswego Hwy. (Oregon City)
OR99E - MP 12.39 - Northbound only - Loads up to 14' 00" must use left lane

OR99E Northbound (Albany)
Northbound entrance ramp to I-5 crossing under I-5 - MP 0.53N - Northbound only -
Loads over 14' 02" must detour from OR99E using US20 east to I-5



Locations With Special Instructions for Overwidth Loads -
Loads over 12' wide must use certified flaggers or rolling stop

US101 OR/WA Border
Astoria-Megler Bridge

US101 Oregon Coast Hwy.
Arch Cape Tunnel - MP 35.68
Wilson River Bridge - MP 64.23
Yaquina Bay Bridge - MP 141.68
Ten Mile Creek Bridge - MP 171.44
Big Creek Bridge - MP 175.02
Cape Creek Tunnel - MP 178.42
Coquille River Bridge - MP 259.65

OR38 Umpqua Hwy.
Scottsburg Bridge - MP 16.43

OR47 Nehalem Hwy.
Nehalem River Bridge - MP 61.28

OR99E Albany-Junction City Hwy.
Willamette River Bridge - MP 29.09
 
OR138 North Umpqua Hwy.
Lone Rock Bridge - MP 17.86

OR238 Jackson Hwy.
Applegate River Bridge - MP 18.04


The requirement to stop traffic and straddle the center line at those tunnels and bridges allows carriers the choice of using certified flaggers or perform a rolling stop using three pilot vehicles. To perform a rolling stop, pilot vehicles must be certified in the rolling stop method. Rolling stop certification is offered through the Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Call 503-316-3230 for more information.

Division 82 -- Variance Permits Issued for Non-Divisible Loads

Division 75 -- Movement of Over-Dimensional Mobile Homes and Modular Building Units.

Check a District Guide to Pilot Vehicle Requirements on Oregon highways that have truck width and length limits.

For each section of the state, in Districts 1-14 and in Region 5, pilot vehicle requirements are outlined for travel on multi-lane highways as well as the two-lane highways shown as Green, Purple, and Red routes on Oregon Route Map 2. The Guide also lists other specific limitations on movements within each District and Region 5. This was developed to establish conformity between Districts, particularly for loads over 14' wide on two-lane, and 16' wide on multilane.

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Rules & Regs

Oregon law related size and weight limits -
ORS Chapter 818 - Vehicle Limits

Oregon Administrative Rules:
Administrative Rules, Chapter 734 - Transportation Operations
Division 50 - Highway Approach Roads, Crossings, Access Control and Weight Restrictions
Division 70 - Vehicle Weight and Dimension Limits -- Permits
Division 71 - Lengths of Vehicles, Loads and Combinations of Vehicles in Operation Without Need of Special Permit
Division 71, Tables 1 & 2 - Maximum Length in Feet for Vehicles or Combinations of Vehicles on Groups 1, 2, and 3 Highways, and Maximum Length in Feet for Route Map 7 Routes
Division 72 - Telephonic Application and Self-Issuance of Permits for the Movement of Oversize/Overweight Vehicles and Loads
Division 73 - Special Size and Weight Rules for Combinations of Vehicles Required by Federal Law or Allowed by State Permit
Division 74 - The Issuance of Permits for Combinations of Vehicles having Gross Weights in Excess of 80,000 Pounds
Division 75 - Movement of Over-Dimensional Mobile Homes and Modular Building Units
Division 76 - Issuance of Permits Allowing Tow Cars to Tow Oversize Disabled Vehicles or Combinations of Vehicles on State Highways
Division 77 - Transportation of Food Processing Plant By-Products from which there is Fluid Leakage
Division 78 - Transportation of Overlength Logs, Poles, Piling, and Structural Members
Division 79 - Permit Exemptions
Division 82 - Variance Permits Issued for Non-Divisible Loads and Road Use Assessment Fees

Note: These rules include those filed as recently as one or two months ago. Check the Oregon Bulletin for the most recent rulemakings by clicking on the OAR Revision Cumulative Index link at the bottom of each page.

See also: ODOT Agency Rulemaking Actions and Motor Carrier Division Rulemakings.


See a complete list of motor carrier regulations, including those related to commercial vehicle registration, economic regulations, truck safety, and highway-use (weight-mile) taxes.
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Permit Attachments

Attachment 
Revision Date
Description
January 2008
Group Map 1: Identifies Group 1, 2 & 3 highways and indicates Legal Length limits for various Legal Size vehicles and combinations hauling Legal Size Loads. No permit required. May also be used to determine pilots for over width on Group 2 & Group 3 Highways per charts on attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A (By permit).
May 2008
Route Map 2: Use for determining pilot vehicles required for Over Width loads. Refer to pilot vehicle chart shown on attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A. Also displays Certified Flagger/Rolling Stop structures. Over width operations by permit only. Use to denote annual routes for Unladen Heavy Haul combinations (w/jeeps and/or booster).
March 2009
Route Map 3: Authorized routes for loads non-divisible in height, over 14' 00" up to a maximum of 14' 06" in height.
January 2009
Map 4: Related to Continuous Operation Variance Permits and County Road Authorities.
July 2008
Route Map 5: Displays annual Triples routes & authorized days of operation. Operations by permit only. Special qualifications apply to obtain this permit.
April 2009
Route Map 6: Displays authorized annual routes (up to 14 'wide) for Mobile/Modular Units. Operations by permit only.
April 2009
Route Map 7: Displays Length Requirements for Truck-tractor/Semitrailers and Doubles. No permit required unless exceeding displayed limitations. Truck-tractor semitrailers and doubles combinations do not need an over-length variance permit for travel on the Black, Purple, and Blue routes in Oregon. Length limitations are still in effect, but a permit is not required if length is the only variance.

May 2013
Route Map 8: Displays Weight Restricted Bridges on state highways and their weight restrictions by structure. Weight limitations shown may not be exceeded.
April 2009
Route Map 9: Displays authorized annual routes for Over Width (up to 14' wide) and/or Heavy Haul loads (not exceeding 98,000 lbs gross and Weight Table 3 maximums). Operations by permit only.
#10
June 2005
Route Map 10: Approved state routes for self-issue permits.
February 2014 
Provisional Extended Weight Permit
April 2014 
Long Logs, Poles, and Piling - State Routes / Lengths Allowed -- Provides limitations and requirements when operating under an annual Long Logs, Poles, Piling and Structural Members permit.
October 1999
Self-Propelled Log Trucks - Weight Table for State Routes
April 2014 
Vehicle Equipment List
April 2014
Leaky Load Provisions for State Routes
March 2014 
Splash and Spray Placement Diagram
January 2014 
Permit Office Addresses & Phones - Counties, City of Portland, Salem
March 2014 
Continuous Operation Variance Permit (COVP) - General Provisions -- Provides limitations and requirements when operating under one or more annual COVP permits (possibly multi-jurisdictional). Applies to Annual Permits only.
September 2007
Certified Flagger Attachment
January 2014 
Motor Carrier Maps and Attachments -- Reference Guide
August 2009
Divisible Loads / Triple Combinations - Division 74 Rules -- Provides limitations and requirements when operating under an annual Triples permit.
April 2011
Mobile Home/Modular Unit Provisions -- Provides limitations and requirements when operating under a Single Trip (or possibly a 30 day) permit for hauling Mobile/Modular Units.
September 2006
Tow Vehicle -- Annual State Routes and Provisions
May 2011
Non-Divisible Loads - Division 82 Rules -- Provides limitations and requirements when operating under a Single Trip Permit for any other oversize load not covered by other divisions/attachments.
March 1997
General Permit Provisions for State Routes
April 23, 2014
Revisions to Permit Maps, Weight Tables, and Attachments since they were last printed.
H
November 2007
Hauling Hours and Days for Overwidth Movement -- Provides Hauling Hours and Days restrictions and exceptions (e.g. “city hours”; nighttime movement; summer weekends and holiday travel).
March, 2014 
Weight Table 1 -- Legal Weight - No Permit Required -- Maximum weight allowed - 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 20,000 lbs. single axle, 34,000 lbs. tandem, 80,000 lbs. gross weight. Common vehicle types: solo truck, truck-tractor and semitrailer, truck and trailer, log truck and pole trailer.
March, 2014
Weight Table 2 -- Extended Weight - Permit Required -- Permits based on Table 2 allow between 80,000 lbs. and 105,500 lbs. maximum. Common vehicle types: truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer (aka doubles), triple-trailer combinations, truck-tractor and tri-axle semitrailers.
March, 2014 
Weight Table 3 -- Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required -- Annual, continuous operation permits based on Table 3 allow up to 98,000 lbs. for non-divisible loads. Maximum weight for single-trip permits is based on the number of axles and wheelbase. Other maximums: 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 21,500 lbs. per single axle, 43,000 lbs. per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less. Common vehicle types: truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer, truck-tractor-semitrailer and booster.
March, 2014 
Weight Table 4 -- Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required -- Maximum weight for Table 4 permits is based on the number of axles and wheelbase. Table 4 allows for more weight using a shorter wheelbase than that authorized by Table 3. Other maximums: 600 lbs. per inch of tire width, 21,500 lbs. per single axle, 43,000 lbs. per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less. Common vehicle types: self-propelled crane, truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer, truck-tractor with jeep & semitrailer, truck-tractor with semitrailer & booster.
March, 2014 
Weight Table 5 -- Heavy Haul Weight - Permit Required -- Weight Table 5 is for certain specific vehicle configurations only. It provides for up to 48,000 lbs. per tandem axle if the combination of vehicles has at least 9 axle, with a steer axle followed by four consecutive tandem axles which are 8' wide (standard). Ten percent more weight may be allowed when the combination has 10' wide axles with 4 tires per axle. Instead of 48,000 lbs. per tandem, this allows up to 52,800 lbs. Or additional weight -- 25% more -- may be allowed when the combination has 10' wide axles with 8 tires per axle. Instead of 48,000 lbs. per tandem, this allows up to 60,000 lbs.
 
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County Attachments

Attachment
Revision Date
County Bridge and Route Restrictions
January 2002
April 2004
October 2009
December 2008
July 2007
October 2013 
July 2006
January 2002
February 2014
January 2008
January 2002
January 2002
January 2002
July 2007
December 2012
February 2010
March 2006
February 2014 
March 2007
February 2014 
April 2007
March 2009
January 2002
August 2013 
November 2007
Marion County Map (For reference only)
August 2009
November 2013
February 2013 
November 2013
August 2007
January 2002
August 2008
February 2008
January 2002
June 2008
November 2012
May 2013 
January 2002
January 2008
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Holiday Restrictions

Holiday Travel Restriction Schedule - 2014 and New Year's 2015
 
Oregon prohibits the movement of oversize loads during six holiday periods of the year. Restrictions affect the travel of Triple Trailer Combinations, Mobile/Modular Homes, Towed Units, Long Logs, Poles, & Piling, and Non-Divisible Over-Width Loads. Following is a list of the observed holiday days and the times during which these truck operations are restricted. This information is also available in a one-page summary: Holiday Restrictions.
 
 
Memorial Day - Observed - Monday, May 26, 2014
 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from 4 p.m. Friday, May 23 until Sunrise Tuesday, May 27.
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Friday, May 23 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, May 27. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, on highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for mobile / modular homes:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 on Saturday (May 24) and Sunday (May 25).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Saturday (May 24) to 12 Midnight Sunday (May 25) up to 10 feet in width on the following routes:
  • Interstate Highways; and
  • US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Friday (May 23) or all day Monday (May 26).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from 2 p.m. Friday, May 23 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, May 27. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
 
Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length from 2 p.m. Friday May 23 until Sunrise Tuesday, May 27.
 
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Friday, May 23 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, May 27. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, on Interstate Highways when width does not exceed 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for non-divisible loads:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 on Saturday (May 24) and Sunday (May 25).
 
Loads may also travel night from 12:01 a.m. Saturday (May 24) to 12 Midnight Sunday (May 25) at the following dimensions on the following routes:
  • Up to 12 feet in width – Interstate Highways only; and
  • Up to 10 feet in width - US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Friday (May 23) or all day Monday (May 26).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Independence Day - Observed - Friday, July 4, 2014
 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3 until Sunrise Monday, July 7.
 
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Thursday, July 3 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, July 7. Exception: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 7 on all Green Routes on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet AND the outermost extremities are illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for mobile / modular homes:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 on Friday (July 4) and Saturday (July 5).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Friday (July 4) to 12 Midnight Saturday (July 5) up to 10 feet in width on the following routes:
  • Interstate Highways; and
  • US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2.

When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.

Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Thursday (July 3) or all day Sunday (July 6).

See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.

Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, July 7. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.

Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length only from 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3 until Sunrise Monday, July 7.
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Thursday, July 3 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, July 7. Exceptions: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 7 on Interstate Highways when width is not in excess of 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for non-divisible loads:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 on Friday (July 4) and Saturday (July 5).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Friday (July 4) to 12 Midnight Saturday (July 5) at the following dimensions on the following routes:
  • Up to 12 feet in width – Interstate Highways only; and
  • Up to 10 feet in width - US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2.

When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Thursday (July 3) or all day Sunday (July 6).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.

 
 
Labor Day - Observed - Monday, September 1, 2014
 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from 4 p.m. Friday, August 29 until Sunrise Tuesday, September 2.
 
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Friday, August 29 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, September 2. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, on all highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for mobile / modular homes:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 on Saturday (August 30) and Sunday (August 31).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Saturday (August 30) to 12 Midnight Sunday (August 31) up to 10 feet in width on the following routes:
  • Interstate Highways; and
  • US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Friday (August 29) or all day Monday (September 1).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from 2 p.m. Friday, August 29 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, September 2. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length only from 2 p.m. Friday, August 29 until Sunrise Tuesday, September 2.
 
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Friday, August 29 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Tuesday, September 2. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, on Interstate Highways when width does not exceed 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for non-divisible loads:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 on Saturday (August 30) and Sunday (August 31).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Saturday (August 30) to 12 Midnight Sunday (August 31) at the following dimensions on the following routes:
  • Up to 12 feet in width – Interstate Highways only; and
  • Up to 10 feet in width - US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Friday (August 29) or all day Monday (September 1).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Thanksgiving - Observed - Thursday, November 27, 2014
 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from Noon Wednesday, November 26 until Sunrise Monday, December 1.
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, November 26, until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, December 1. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, December 1, on all highways shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for mobile / modular homes:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 on Thursday (November 27), Friday (November 28) and Saturday (November 29).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Thursday (November 27) to 12 Midnight Saturday (November 29) up to 10 feet in width on the following routes:
  • Interstate Highways; and
  • US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 6 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Wednesday (November 26) or all day Sunday (November 30).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from Noon Wednesday, November 26 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, December 1. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length only from Noon Wednesday, November 26 until Sunrise Monday, December 1.
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, November 26 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Monday, December 1. Except, loads may travel at night beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, December 1, on Interstate Highways when width does not exceed 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width does not exceed 10 feet.
 
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Exceptions to holiday weekend travel restrictions for non-divisible loads:
When the overall width does not exceed 14 feet, movement is allowed on Interstates, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 on Thursday (November 27), Friday (November 28), and Saturday (November 29).
 
Loads may also travel at night from 12:01 a.m. Thursday (November 27) to 12 Midnight Saturday (November 29) at the following dimensions on the following routes:
  • Up to 12 feet in width - Interstate Highways only; and
  • Up to 10 feet in width - US97 and any route east of US97 shown in Black on Route Map 9 AND which is also shown in Green on Route Map 2
When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82.
 
Note: No movement allowed at all after 12 Noon on Wednesday (November 26) or all day Sunday (November 30).
 
See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Christmas - Observed - Thursday, December 25, 2014 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 24 until Sunrise Friday, December 26.
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, December 24 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, December 26. Exception: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 26 on Green Routes on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet AND the outermost extremities are illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 24 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, December 26. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length only from 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 24 until Sunrise Friday, December 26.
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, December 24 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, December 26. Exceptions: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 26 on Interstate Highways when width is not in excess of 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet. When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
 
New Years Day 2015 - Observed - Thursday, January 1, 2015 
 
Triple trailer combinations cannot operate on those routes shown as Holiday or Holiday & Weekend restricted on Route Map 5 from 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 until Sunrise Friday, January 2.
 
Mobile / modular homes cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, December 31 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, January 2. Exception: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, January 2 on Green Routes on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet AND the outermost extremities are illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 75. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Towed units cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width or towing a combination of vehicles from 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, January 2. Exception: This rule does not apply when the tow vehicle is performing the initial emergency removal of a disabled unit from the highway or when the disabled vehicle or combination of vehicles is operating under a rule or variance permit allowing movement prior to the emergency. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
Long logs, poles, and piling cannot be moved if over 105´ in overall combination length only from 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 until Sunrise Friday, January 2.
 
Non-divisible loads cannot be moved if over 8´ 06" in width from Noon Wednesday, December 31 until 1/2 hour before Sunrise Friday, January 2. Exceptions: Operations may recommence at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, January 2 on Interstate Highways when width is not in excess of 12 feet, and on other highways which are shown in Green on Route Map 2 when width is not in excess of 10 feet. When operating during the hours of darkness, the outermost extremities must be illuminated by lamps or markers as described by the requirements of ORS Chapter 816 and FMCSR Chapter 393, in addition to all other lighting and warning sign requirements described in Division 82. See Special Transportation Permit Attachment H for specific hauling hours and days for overwidth movements.
 
 
Administrative Rules
Triple Trailer Combinations - Division 74
Mobile / Modular Homes - Division 75
Towed Units - Division 76
Long Logs, Poles, Piling - Division 78
Non-Divisible Loads - Division 82
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Restrictions During Inclement Weather

 
Motor Carriers moving oversize loads are subject to travel restrictions when road conditions are hazardous due to ice, snow, frost, or when visibility is reduced to less than 500 feet, or when wind conditions exist that make it difficult for vehicles to safely move.
 
These weather-related travel restrictions are prescribed in Permit Attachments that accompany all over-dimension permits issued, and in Oregon Administrative Rules.
 
It is the driver's responsibility to determine if local road conditions are hazardous, unless the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has closed or posted signs on the highway displaying restrictions due to weather/road conditions in the area. If ODOT has not closed a highway or posted a sign warning of adverse conditions, and the driver chooses to travel they are subject to enforcement action if the road conditions are determined to be hazardous. In most cases, it's up to the State Police and local law enforcement to address on-highway situations. In addition, the responsible Motor Carrier is subject to civil monetary complaint on a fist offense; and in the instance of repeated violations, is subject to additional sanctions including cancellation of permit and/or denial of future permit requests.
 
The Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) may issue over-dimension permits during inclement weather; however authorized travel is contingent upon weather and road conditions at time of actual movement. MCTD's policy regarding the issuance of over-dimension permits and travel by permitted trucks during periods of inclement weather is described in a one-page document which was published in the March 2011 edition of the quarterly Motor Carrier Newsletter: Captain of Ship
 
For Oregon Road and Weather advisories, drivers may call 1-800-977-6368 in state, and 1-503-588-2941 from out of state, or go to www.tripcheck.com
 
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Overwidth Hauling Hours/Days

 



 
Hauling Hours and Days for Overwidth Moves
 
Truck movements in Oregon are restricted and require an over-dimension variance permit whenever the width of a load or the hauling equipment exceeds 8 feet, 6 inches.
 
In the past the movement of wide loads, whether it be manufactured homes, modular units, towed units, or wide non-divisible loads, was restricted statewide before, during, and after every major holiday. But in 2006 an Oregon DOT staff study of average daily traffic counts found that at certain times on the Interstates and highways like US97 restrictions are not necessary for the safety of the traveling public. In fact, the blanket restriction typically led to a spike in the number of overwidth loads moving right after the holiday period, which actually caused increased congestion and safety concerns.
 
Current guidelines now seek to provide for a more uniform traffic flow of overwidth loads during holiday periods. The Motor Carrier Division has a two-page Permit Attachment H that describes the hauling hours and days for overwidth moves. The attachment describes restrictions on loads up to 10' wide, 10' 1" to 12' wide, 12' 1" to 14' wide, and over 14' wide. It shows what's allowed during hours of darkness, during Summer daylight hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day, during certain peak commuter hours in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Grants Pass, and Medford, and during observed holiday periods.
 
Permit Attachment H shows, for example, that when the overall width of the load does not exceed 14 feet, it's allowed to be moved on Thanksgiving Day, Friday, and Saturday on Interstate highways, US97, and any route east of US97 shown in black on Route Map 6, for manufactured homes and modular units, or Route Map 9, for over-size / overweight vehicles and loads. When the overall width of the load does not exceed 14 feet, it's allowed to be moved on those same routes on the other major holidays -- New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day -- on Friday and Saturday when the holiday or observed holiday falls on Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday when the holiday or observed holiday falls on Monday.
 
Special Transportation Permit Attachment H applies to all overwidth moves authorized by either Annual or Single Trip permits that also require attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A.
 
Visit an "Overwidth Loads" Web page for a summary of what's contained in Permit Attachment H.
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Road and Bridge Restrictions

 
Special road and bridge restrictions, truck size and weight

List of bridge restrictions on major routes in Oregon

List of bridge restrictions on lesser routes



Forest Service Road Permits --
Commercial use of Forest Service roads in the Pacific Northwest Region is prohibited without authorization. Check an Oregon Forest Service Contact List for Overload Permits and Commercial Use Permits.


The Motor Carrier Transportation Division regularly sends letters to all holders of annual over-dimension permits notifying them of upcoming road and bridge restrictions that may affect their trucking operations.

Motor carriers need to provide this information to their drivers, by copy of each letter or some other

means, to ensure they're aware of the restrictions.

Below are the most recent restriction letters. Note that road restriction dates may change or be extended due to weather or other unforeseen delays.





Beginning May 20, 2013, the following ramps will be intermittently closed on weeknights (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 8 PM & 5:30 AM:
  • Westbound OR569 (Beltline Hwy) to Southbound I-5.
  • Eastbound OR569 (Beltline Hwy) to Northbound I-5. 
Beginning June 1, 2013, OR8 (Tualatin Valley Hwy) between MP 11.28 (SW 331st Ave) and MP 14.66 (Minter Bridge Rd) in Hillsboro will be restricted to 10 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 6 PM & 6 AM. 
   
September 23rd, 2013 I-84 MP 69.79 Mosier Interchange crossing over I-84 (Mosier) 
Effective September 23, 2013, Mosier Interchange crossing over I-84 is restricted to the following weights: 44,000 lbs for solo trucks; 68,000 lbs for truck tractor/semitrailer combinations; 80,000 lbs for truck and trailer combinations, doubles combinations, and triples combinations; no single unit, in a combination, double, or triple can exceed 44,000 lbs.
 
Beginning October 15, 2013, US101 at MP 233.99 crossing the McCullough Bridge in Coos Bay will be restricted to 11 feet 00 inches in width between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM.
 
On January 6, 2014, work to replace existing bridge rail and sidewalk will begin as part of the US101 Cape Creek Bridge Rail Project. 
 
To facilitate this project, the following restrictions will be in place on US101 between MP 178 and MP 179:
  • 12 foot width restriction: Between January 6, 2014 and January 12, 2014, this section of US101 will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width at all hours.  Beginning January 13, 2014, this restriction will be in place Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 AM & 5 PM.
  • 8 foot 6 inch width restriction: Beginning January 13, 2014, this section of US101 will be restricted to 8 feet 06 in. in width (LEGAL WIDTH) Monday – Friday nights between the hours of 5 PM & 7 AM, and at all hours on weekends.
 
Beginning February 15, 2014, work on the Elk Creek Tunnel Rehabilitation Project will result in the following restrictions and closures at OR38 MP 39.83 near Elkton:
  • The highway will be completely closed at nights (in both directions) Saturday through Wednesday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 6 AM.
    No closures will occur on Thursday or Friday nights. 
  • The highway be restricted to 14 feet 00 inches in width and 14 feet 00 inches in height during the day Sunday through Thursdays between the hours of 6 AM & 8 PM.

    No width or height restrictions will be in place on Fridays or Saturdays.
    Note: Mobile homes with eaves are allowed, provided the base width does not exceed 14 feet 00 inches in width.

In addition, there will be two five-day periods where this section of highway will be restricted to 10 feet 00 inches in width and 14 feet 00 inches in height during the day per the following schedule:

  • UPDATE: April 27, 2014 through May 1, 2014 - Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 6 AM & 8 PM.  This work was previous scheduled for the week of April 20, 2014 to April 24, 2014.


No width or height restrictions will be in place on Fridays or Saturdays.

The estimated completion date for this project and lifting all restrictions is May 23, 2014.

Bridge repairs on the Willamette River Bridge in Springfield (OR126 Business / Main St MP 1.34 Westbound) will require three closures, tentatively scheduled for the following three nights:
  • Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9 PM until Tuesday, February 18 at 4 AM.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9 PM until Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4 AM.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9 PM until Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4 AM.
Effective March 1, 2014, US20 / OR126 / Cascade Avenue between Pine St and Locust St in Sisters will be closed.  Access to local businesses will remain open.
 
Beginning March 3, 2014, I-5 northbound and southbound between MP 109 (Myrtle Creek) and MP 120 (Roseburg) will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM.  This width restriction will not be in place on the weekends from 7 AM on Fridays until 9 PM on Sundays.
  
Beginning March 24, 2014, OR99W (Barbur Blvd) between MP 3.00 (Capitol Hwy interchange) and MP 3.75 (near Terwilliger Blvd) will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width.
 
Beginning March 31, 2014, the second construction season of a three-year project along I-84 from MP 248 to MP 260.7 will begin, resulting in the following restrictions for Eastbound and Westbound traffic:
 
Motor carriers should use extra caution traveling through this work zone, which will be down to a single travel lane for each direction.  The work zone will be several miles long with hard barriers on both sides, and has multiple 6-degree curves:
 
Non-Divisible Loads
Eastbound:
  • 12 feet 00 inches overall width and 120 feet 00 inches overall length.  In addition, the trailer is limited to 70 feet 00 inches in length (including tongue).
  • Loads that do not exceed legal width (8’6” or less) will be allowed up to 140 feet 00 inches overall length.
Westbound:
  • 14 feet 00 inches overall width and 120 feet 00 inches overall length.  In addition, the trailer is limited to 70 feet 00 inches in length (including tongue).
  • Loads that do not exceed legal width (8’6” or less) will be allowed up to 140 feet 00 inches overall length.
  • The I-84 Westbound on-ramp from US30 at Exit 259 will be closed.
Mobile Homes/Modular Units
Eastbound:
  • 12 feet 00 inches overall width (including eaves) and the unit/trailer is limited to 70 feet 00 inches in length (including tongue).  Longer units will require an evaluation.  Contact the Over-Dimension Permit Unit for more information.
Westbound:
  • 14 feet 00 inches overall width (including eaves) and the unit/trailer is limited to 70 feet 00 inches in length (including tongue). Longer units will require an evaluation.  Contact the Over-Dimension Permit Unit for more information.
  • The I-84 Westbound on-ramp from US30 at Exit 259 will be closed.
These restrictions will be in effect at all hours, seven days a week, and are estimated to last until November 1, 2014.
The I-84 Kamela Interchange - 2nd Street Xing (La Grande) Project involves resurfacing the freeway, adding and enhancing chain-up areas, upgrading median barriers, performing corrective work for rock fall areas, and adding a truck climbing lane for westbound traffic along the Spring Creek grade near MP 247. 
 
Detour Route for Width Restrictions: 
No local detour.  Loads exceeding these dimensions will need to take authorized alternate routes, such as US20 & US97. 
 
Detour Route for Ramp Closure: 
When the I-84 Westbound on-ramp from US30 at Exit 259 is closed, traffic can take US30 to OR82 and enter I-84 Westbound at Exit 261.
 
Beginning April 1, 2014, I-5 northbound and southbound between MP 5 and MP 6 (south of Ashland) will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM.  This width restriction will not be in place on the weekends from 7 AM on Fridays until 9 PM on Sundays.
 
Beginning April 1, 2014, OR130 (Little Nestucca Hwy) between MP 5.09 and MP 7.58 will be closed to all traffic in both directions per the following schedule:
  • MP 5.11 (Yach Bridge) - Effective April 1, 2014, this section of OR130 will be closed. Estimated date of re-opening is June 1, 2014.
  • MP 5.97 (Muscott Bridge) - Effective June 1, 2014, this section of OR130 will be closed. Estimated date of re-opening is August 1, 2014.
  • MP7.55 (Weed Bridge) - Effective August 1, 2014, this section of OR130 will be closed. Estimated date of re-opening is September 30, 2014.
Stage 4 Bridge Work as part of the Hunter Creek Bridge Project will require the following restrictions:
  • Beginning April 7, 2014, US101 between MP 330.1 and MP 331.1 will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width at all hours.
  • Beginning April 29, 2014, US101 between MP 330.1 and MP 331.1 will be restricted to 10 feet 00 in. in width at all hours.
Beginning April 9, 2014, I-84 eastbound and westbound will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM.
 
Beginning March 31, 2014, the ramp from US30 to I-84 westbound will be intermittently closed between the hours of 10 PM & 6 AM.
 
The restrictions and closures are due to a Bridge Strengthening Project of the Mosier Exit 69 Interchange. Currently US30 crossing over I-84 is restricted to the following weights:
  • 44,000 lbs. for solo trucks;
  • 68,000 lbs. for truck tractor/semitrailer combinations;
  • 80,000 lbs. for truck and trailer combinations, doubles combinations, and triples combinations;
  • No single unit, in a combination, double, or triple can exceed 44,000 lbs.

Once repairs are complete, the above weight restrictions will be lifted.

April 26th, 2014 FULL CLOSURE: OR203 / OR237 between Ash St and Dearborn St (Union)On April 26, 2014, OR203 / OR237 between Ash St and Dearborn St in Union will be closed between 8 AM and 10 AM.

On April 26, 2014 between 9:30 AM and 12 noon, OR213 (82nd Ave) northbound between Holgate Blvd and Yamhill St in Portland will be closed for the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade.
 
On May 3, 2014, US30 between 4th St and Hemlock St in La Grande will be closed between 8 AM and 10 AM.
 
RAMP CLOSURES: I-84 Exit 147 ramp to/from OR74 (Heppner Junction)
To facilitate a milling, paving, striping, rumble strip, and electrical project, the following restrictions on I-84 eastbound and westbound are required: 
  • Effective May 5, 2014, I-84 between MP 138.04 (Arlington exit) and MP 159.30 (Tower Rd exit, near Boardman) eastbound and westbound will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM.  The estimated date of completion of this project is August 31, 2014.
  • Effective May 4, 2014, the ramps at I-84 Exit 147 to/from OR74 (Heppner Junction) will be intermittently closed Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 7 PM & 7 AM.  The ramp closures are estimated to take one night only, and only one direction will be closed at the same time. The estimated date of completion of the ramp closures is May 17, 2014.

May 15th, 2014 RAMP CLOSURES: I-5 SB ramp from OR99 SB (south of Cottage Grove)
Effective May 15, 2014, the ramp from OR99 southbound to I-5 southbound (near Divide at Exit 170) will be closed.  The closure is necessary to facilitate a concrete pavement replacement project, as well as guardrail repairs and bridge deck overlays. 

May 18th, 2014 FULL CLOSURE: OR99W (Naito Pkwy) NB crossing the Steel Bridge (downtown Portland)
RAMP CLOSURE: I-5 NB Exit 300 to Water Ave (Portland)
On May 18, 2014, the Portland Rose Festival Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon will take place, requiring the following closures:
  • OR99W (Naito Pkwy) northbound crossing the Steel Bridge will be closed between 7 AM & 1 PM.
  • I-5 northbound Exit 300 to Water Ave will be closed between 5:30 AM & 2 PM.
The ramp from I-5 northbound to I-84 eastbound will remain open at all times.
 
 
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High Load Requirements



Motor carriers moving extra high loads are subject to special requirements and responsibilities. Chief among what’s expected of them is that they not damage roads and bridges as they go from Point A to Point B. The Oregon DOT Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) has established a new process for ensuring that carriers understand their responsibility to protect the highway infrastructure.
 
Effective April 15, 2011, carriers with Single Trip Over-Dimension Permits for loads over 14’6” high must meet one of two requirements:
  1. Use a pilot car escort with an over-height pole in front of the high load throughout the trip.
  2. In lieu of meeting the height pole requirement, have a signed declaration form on file with MCTD acknowledging that the carrier is responsible for any injury to persons, damage to property, or damage to any highway or highway structure resulting from an overheight movement under the permit.
 
The declaration option is only available to motor carriers that have established accounts with MCTD. The declaration form must be signed by the individual owner, a partner, a corporate officer, a partner in a LLP, a manager/member of the LLC, or agent. The form enables a carrier to accept responsibility and liability for injury to persons or damage to property, highways, or highway structures resulting from moves under the permit, whether or not the movement occurs over routes suggested by MCTD. The carrier also accepts responsibility for determining adequate clearance, both vertical and horizontal, for moving oversize loads or vehicles in Oregon.
 
 
Filed in lieu of meeting the height pole requirement
found on Attachment 75-A for Mobile Homes / Modular Units.
Filed in lieu of meeting the height pole requirement
found on Attachment 82-A for Non-Divisible Loads.
 
Carriers with extra high loads carry Permit Attachment 75A if moving mobile homes or modular homes, or 82A if moving other non-divisible loads. Those permits both already include the following provisions related to carrier and driver responsibility:
  • Permittee and Driver Responsibility — You are responsible and liable for any and all injury to persons or damage to property and all damage to or destruction of any highway or any highway structure resulting from the oversize or overweight movement. You are responsible for determining adequate clearance, both vertical and horizontal, for movement under this permit. It is the responsibility of the motor carrier to notify the Over Dimensional Permit Unit in the event of striking a structure in the course of a movement within 24 hours of the accident. You may be required to furnish proof of liability and property damage insurance and to file either a certified check or a surety bond as deemed necessary. The individual or company to whom the permit is issued must be familiar with all laws and rules applicable for the transportation of oversize loads or vehicles. Drivers of vehicles towing mobile homes exceeding a base width of 14 feet must meet specific requirements as shown in OAR 734-075-0022.
 
For information about this new requirement, please contact the Over-Dimension Permit Unit in Salem at 503-373-0000. For more information on how to establish an account, please contact the Registration Unit in Salem at 503-378-6699.
 
 
Annual Over-Height Permits
Motor carriers can take advantage of an annual over-dimension permit that lets them haul loads over the statutory height limit – 14 feet – on major state highways throughout Oregon. The Continuous Trip Permit, which allows for a load as high as 14 feet, 6 inches, can be used in conjunction with a Continuous Trip Permit issued for a truck carrying a load over 12 feet wide.
 
The permit is available for mobile homes and modular building units operating under Division 75 rules and non-divisible loads operating under Division 82 rules. It’s not available for divisible loads, such as over-height grass seed straw loads. It comes with a new Route Map showing which state highways are safe for over-height loads. Carriers hauling loads on county roads and city streets must still obtain separate permits from the local jurisdictions.
 
The Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) began issuing the new over-height Continuous Trip Permit in May 2009 after a staff study confirmed the need for it. Staff looked at all the Single Trip Permits it had issued in a recent three-year period and found many of the permits were for loads that were both high and wide. In fact, 49% of the Single Trip Permits were for loads over 14 feet high, up to 14 feet, 6 inches, and 12 feet wide, up to 14 feet.
 
For years, MCTD has been issuing annual, Continuous Trip Permits for over-width loads, but only Single Trip Permits for over-height loads. Since certain Oregon routes can safely accommodate loads as high as 14 feet, 6 inches, it makes sense to offer the new annual over-height permit. Over-dimension haulers need it because so many loads are both high and wide.
 
Benefits of the change include reduced staff workload as MCTD now issues about a dozen fewer Single Trip Permits every day. It represents regulatory streamlining in that it allows carriers greater flexibility while reducing permit costs. It also brings Oregon in line with two neighbor states, Washington and Idaho, which have long allowed for some sort of annual permitting for limited over-height movements.
 
Creation of the new Continuous Trip Permit required creation of a new Route Map 3 showing the Oregon state highways that are approved for over-height loads. Route Map 3 is based on existing Route Maps 6 and 9 that show routes approved for trucks with Continuous Trip Permits to carry loads over 12 feet wide. The approved over-width routes on Maps 6 and 9 include the most important and heavily used freight routes that are also the least encumbered by vertical clearance restrictions or other types of general restrictions or limitations.
 
The back of the new Route Map 3 includes a list of tunnels, bridges, and locations in the state where carriers must either use certified flaggers to stop traffic or perform a rolling stop using three pilot vehicles to allow them to straddle the center line. This is similar to what’s necessary for wide and high loads to safely pass through many locations and situations throughout the state.
 
It was simplest for MCTD to make the new permit a separate permit rather than combining it with existing ones. Including over-height allowances as part of all current over-width permits would add one more Route Map to every over-width permits issued for state highways, which could just increase the potential for confusion.

 

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Mobility

 
Mobility is important to ODOT, the trucking industry, and the traveling public. Mobility can be defined as the ease with which people and goods move throughout their community, state, and the world. Transportation’s most essential function is to provide safe mobility for people and goods.
 
There are several key elements required to achieve and maintain mobility in a general sense for both freight and passenger cars. These key elements include critical route pairs, effective communication, vertical clearance restrictions, horizontal clearance restrictions, weight restrictions, diversions, detours, staging, permitting, and other issues.
 
The Mobility Procedures Manual helps identify the importance of these key elements and describes a set of standards and processes that help ensure that ODOT complies with the mobility provisions of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rules, upholds its commitments with the freight industry, and meets the Agency’s goals for traffic mobility and safety. It is best thought of as a working tool for ODOT planning, project development, construction, maintenance, and MCTD staff.
 
For more information regarding the Mobility Program visit the Statewide Traffic Mobility Website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/Pages/mobility.aspx

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