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MS-Mississippi

State Police : (601) 987-1212

OD Permits : (601) 359-1717

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2017  Sunrise/ Sunset chart

Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000

Operating time :  One-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday, no Sunday travel. In addition, 24-hour movement (including Sunday) is now allowed for loads not exceeding 12' wide, 13'6" high, 99' overall length, 150,000 pounds GVW, 4' rear overhang. However, when the load is over 10' wide, an escort is required for night travel. No travel on major holidays and some holiday weekends.

Weights :  Single – 20,000 Tandem – 48,000 Tri Axle – 57,000 (60,000 on Interstate).

Size : Width: 16' Height: 15'6" (over 15'7" requires route survey) Length: 120' Height: 16’ (Over 16' requires route survey, utility company letters, and special approval.)

Escorts : Width: Over 13" – 1 escort; over 16' – 2 escorts; over 10' wide at night – 1 escort Length: Over 95' – 1 escort (2 on some routes); over 105' – 2 escorts Height: The DOT may require an escort with high pole for some routes if conditions warrant. A route survey is required when exceeding 15'7" in height. Overhang: Over 15' front or rear – 1 escort.

Signs :  "Oversize Load" signs are required for all loads exceeding 12 feet wide. Flags are required on all corners of loads (mounted at a height of approximately six feet above the pavement) on loads exceeding 10 feet wide. Loads over 12' in width require flashing amber lights mounted on the rear of the load and flags on the front corners or the load. Over-length loads and overhang in excess of 4 feet must be flagged.

General : Permits valid for three days. Must have permit prior to entering the state. Overweight dozer and blade must be attached, or else hauled on separate loads if blade is detached.