Florida

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 5 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is allowed one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, during Weekdays. Saturday and Sunday travel is restricted to one-half hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon. If load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height, movement is allowed all days during daytime hours (flags are required).

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No movement allowed during peak traffic hours. Travel is prohibited during 6 main holidays plus Martin Luther King Day as well as 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. 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: 14′
Height: 14’6″
Length: 95′
Overhang: maximum 10′ rear overhang during night travel.
Weight: Depends on spacing 5 Axles – 112,000; depends on spacing and routes 6 Axles – 122,000; 7 Axles – 142,000.
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 with height pole, over 16′ – 1 escort with height pole and 1 State Police on state roads. At 15′ high and over needs route survey.
Length: Over 95′ – 1 escort (May require 2 escorts in certain situations); Over 150′ – 2 escorts; Over 250′ – 1 escort and 1 State Police)
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 they cannot be reduced (welded parts). Parts may be hauled on same vehicle.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. Flags must be red or orange and 18” square placed on all four corners and all protrusions, projections and overhangs. “Oversize Load” signs are 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 rear of load.