Delaware

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 5 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is permitted sunrise to sunset. Movement should be avoided from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Overall dimensions not exceeding 120’ long, 15’ wide, 15’ high and GVW<120,000lbs can travel Monday through Sunday. With prior approval, loads not exceeding 75’ long, 12’ wide, 14’6” high and GVW<120,000lbs can travel from 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel on most major holidays. Movement is to stop 12:00 noon the day before a holiday and can begin after 9:00 a.m. the day after the holiday.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″ (8′ on non-designated)
Height: 13′ 6″(13′ non-designated).
Length: Interstate and Designated Highways – 53′ semi – trailers. 70′ poles, steel, etc. including 5′ rear overhang are legal. Shall not extend more than 10′ beyond rear.
Overhang: 6′ rear, 3′ front.
Weight: 80,000 Gross Steer –20,000; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 15′
Height: 15′
Length: 120′
Weight: Single – 20,000; Tandem – 46,000; Tridem – 69,000; 5 Axles – depends on spacing; 6 or 7 Axles – 120,000.
Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights are considered Super Loads.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 13′ – 1 escort; over 14′ – 2 escorts; over 15′ – 2 escorts and 1 State Police.
Height: At 15’ – 2 escorts; at 17’6 and over – 2 escorts with State Police; at 15′ high and over – must have route survey.
Length: 90′ or over – 1 rear escort; 100′ or over – 2 escorts; 120′ – 2 escorts and 1 State Police.
Overhang: Over 15′ rear – 1 escort unless permit specifies otherwise.
Weight: Over 120,000 pounds – 2 escorts and 1 State Police and bridge survey

MISCELLANEOUS:
All loads that are reducible must be reduced, there are no exceptions!

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Warning signs are required for all oversize movements. “Oversize Load” signs are to be displayed on all vehicles and loads exceeding legal width, length or rear overhang. Flags are required at the extremities on all overwide loads. Flags are required at the extreme rear of the load with rear overhang in excess of 4′; if the overhang is 2′ wide or less only 1 flag is needed; 2 flags are required if it is over 2′ wide. Rear warning lights are needed whenever the rear running lights, stop lights, turn signals or hazard lights are obstructed by the load. Warning lights (amber & red) are required for night travel.