Texas

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 1 continuous movement. Driver must have permit prior to entering state.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is allowed daylight only, one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday. Loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 14′ high or 100′ long with legal front and rear overhang may travel at night on Interstate system only. Overweight only is allowed continuous movement.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
City or county curfew times are listed on the permit, however most areas have no travel between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Loads exceeding 14′ wide, 16′ high or 110′ long are restricted travel on major holidays.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 14′
Length: 59′ semi-trailer
Overhang: 3′ front, 4′ rear
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42,000; Quad – 50,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 20′
Height: 18’11”
Length: 180′
Overhang: 25′ front, 30′ rear
Weight: Single – 25,000; Tandem – 46,000; Tridem – 60,000; Quad – 70,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions must have a route inspection certification on file prior to permit issuance. The state will propose a route which we are then required to survey physically and sign off on.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 14′ – 1 escort, over 16′ – 2 escorts.
Height: Over 17′ – 1 escort with height pole, over 18′ – 2 escorts with height pole
Length: Over 110′ – 1 escort, over 125′ – 2 escorts.
Overhang: Over 20′ – 1 escort
Note: If the load is over two dimensions that require escort, then 2 escorts will be required.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Signs are only required on escort vehicles. Red flags, 12″ square, should be placed at the widest part of the load and at all extremities and on a rear overhang of 4′ or more.