Rhode Island

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 1 move.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is allowed one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. No travel is allowed Saturday or Sunday. Overweight only loads are allowed continuous travel Monday through Friday.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel starting 12:00 noon the day prior to major holidays and holiday weekends until sunrise of the following weekday. Victory Day (2nd Monday in August) is also a restricted travel day.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 13′ 6″
Length: Interstate and designated highways – 53′ semitrailer (41′ kingpin to center line of rear axle), other roads 48′ semitrailer
Overhang: 3′ front, 6′ rear
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 22,400; Tandem – 36,000; Tridem – 42,000 with axle spacing less than 4’6″

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: Determined by route and dimensions
Height: Determined by route and dimensions
Length: Determined by route and dimensions

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort, over 14’6″ – 2 escorts
Length: Over 80′ – 1 escort, over 90′ – 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 15′ – 1 escort

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all loads exceeding legal width, length or rear overhang.
Wide loads require at least two flags, 18″ square, and up to six flags mounted at the widest extremities. Over length vehicles require one flag if load is less than 2′ wide and two flags if load is more than 2′ wide. Headlights are required to be on at all times during movement of load.