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PiloTrac system is gold for oversize trucking companies.

The new PiloTrac system is where it’s at!

carriers-need-itIf you’re an OS/OW hauler and you use truck escorts or pilot cars and not using the new PiloTrac system you are certainly missing out on more than just opportunity. The system is live so pilot car companies are able to post their locations live in real time. They can even post their desired directions as well as if they are high pole equipped and more like if the drive has a CDL or a TWIC card or US/CN passport for border crossings. PiloTrac saves you time and is much more efficient than dialing all around to try and locate the company closest to you. Best of all for carriers it’s 100% free.

Click and call or post runs.

Heavy duty trucking companies that wish to take advantage of the PiloTrac system as able to use if for free. If you are only looking for one or two pilot cars then clicking and calling on the pins located on the map is the best way to go. But, if you have a multiple runs for pilot cars simply create a free account and post all of the needs for pilot cars/truck escorts with dates and locations need into the system and it will take care of the rest for you. This is the best no-nonsense and reasonable system for the pilot car industry that we’re aware of which is exactly why we built it. You can create you free account today if you’d like.

There’s no sense in being less efficient.

Your company counts on you to get the permits ordered, get the driver dispatched, product loaded and delivered. There’s no sense in waiting extra time for your pilot car company to show up when their could have been one waiting and ready to roll right down the road. PiloTrac shows you exactly where everyone is located so you take the guess work out of who to hire. Simply click, call and book so you’re not wasting valuable travel time or loosing time due to travel restrictions.

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Wow check all of this great information:

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We don’t go out of our way to post information like this about people or trucking companies let alone any company. Apparently he is a boat shipper. From our own personal experience with this guy and his company I would suggest you stay WAY FAR away. Crazy people in this world.

David Derderian
DRD Motorsports

Oversize load sign

Oversize load sign:

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This is a typical oversize load sign that is required by all states for oversize trucking companies and pilot car/truck escort companies.

Oversize load sign as required by state law for oversize trucking companies and pilot cars (truck escorts).

The above illustrated sign is typical of what is required to be attached to the front most extremity of a semi truck that is in the process of transporting a oversize load. It is also required that this be placed in the read most extremity of the load as well. Usually this is placed on the rear bumper of the trailer the semi truck is using to move the shipment. If overhang is an issue, red flags are usually attached to it to signal drivers of the potential danger or risk. Pilot cars and truck escort vehicles are also required to either have one of these signs attached to both the rear and front bumper of their vehicles or mounted on the roof of the vehicle with the sign facing in both the front and rear directions.

New Hampshire oversize trucking permits.

New Hampshire – cheap oversize trucking permits.

Self issued trucking permits are so easy in New Hampshire.

Look everybody needs to save money these days. When you can self issue your own oversize trucking permits with a system that remembers your truck VIN and trailer VIN numbers as well as your insurance information and all of that why use a oversize trucking permit service? That’s dumb. You can save yourself tens of thousands of dollars yearly by simply doing your own self issue trucking permits.

 

  • Join the online New Hampshire OverHaul permitting system by click here.
  • If you want to fax and file your NH oversize trucking permits simply print this form.

 

 

 

 

Department of Transportation
OS/OW Permits
Box 0483
concord, NH  00302
Phone: 603-271-2691
Fax: 603-271-5990
E-mail: overhaul “the at sign” dot.state.nh.us
Websitehttp://nhpermits.org – Click the accept “accept” button at the bottom of this page to self issue your own NHDOT oversize trucking permits. It’s easy and if you’ve hauled in this state before you’re already set up with them. 

 

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New Hampshire State Shipping Regulations

New Hampshire state DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws. These are for trucking oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways.

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New Hampshire can be a tough state to ship OD and OW loads in. If you have any knowledge or information that you feel would be helpful to others please share it below. Thank you!

Find New Hampshire trucking companies and pilot cars as well as order oversize trucking permits for New Hampshire.

New Hampshire oversize and heavy haul trucking companies.
New Hampshire pilot car/truck escort companies.
Cheap oversize trucking permits in New Hampshire.

Legal load limits in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire legal load sizes and limitations:

Width: 8’ 6″ is the maximum width allowed.
Height: 13’ 6″is the maximum height allowed. Make sure you check your route as they have some places that could be lower.
Length: 53′ semi-trailer on the Interstate and designated highways maximum is 41′ from the kingpin to the center of the rear tandem axles or 48′ maximum length on most other roads.  There is an exclusion for maximum lengths if you are hauling longs, poles, timber, beams, etc however if you have a stretch trailer this may not apply.
Weight: 80,000 lbs GVW. We had a bunch of stuff here for you but you need to go straight to the state guide. There is simply too much information for weight limitations including axles spacings and tire sizes. See New Hampshire Regulations and Instructions pages 3 through 18 (.pdf viewer required).
Notes:  Everything above is dependent on your axle spacing and tire sizes. Also note that in the event that you are less than 73,280 lbs pounds (GVW) the single axle limit is increased to 22,440 lbs if needed and you are allowed up to 36,000 lbs on your tandem axles.

Routine issued trucking permits.
Trucking permits the NH DOT will routinely issue – maximums:

Width:  Up to 16′ wide
Height: Loads up to 16′ tall loaded.
Length: Loads up to 110′ in length.
Weight: Single axle: 25,000 lbs., Tandem axles: 50,000 lbs., Tridem axles: 70,000 pounds, Quadem axles 85,000 lbs., gross weight for 5 axles: 130,000 lbs, 6 axles: 140,000 lbs., 7 axles: 150,000 lbs., 8 axles: 160,000 lbs. You do need to look at this state publication as There is simply too much information for weight limitations including axles spacings and tire sizes. See: New Hampshire Regulations and Instructions pages 3 through 18 (.pdf viewer required).
Overhang: It looks like 15′ but this is surely a case by case basis. See the manual link above for clarification.
Notes: A bridge review is required when: any single axle is over 27,500 lbs. or any axle of tandems groups is over 25,000 lbs. If any axle in a tridem axle group combination is over 22,500 lbs. and/or if any axle group of a quadem axles is over 20,000 lbs. If a 5 axle combination group is over 100,000 lbs. If a 6 axle combination group is over 120,000 lbs. If  a 7 axle combination group is over 130,000 lbs. And finally for a combination of 8 or more axles that is over 149,999 lbs.

Superload Information.
New Hampshire Superload information:

Length: Anything that is over 110′ in length is going to be a superload.
Width: If over 16′ you are a superload.
Height: If over 16′ in height you would be classified as a superload. 
Weight: Anything that is over 160,000 lbs for sure. Some loads even less on some routes.
NOTES: Again because of the complexity or New Hampshire DOT heavy restrictions please see: New Hampshire Regulations and Instructions (.pdf) for clarification. 

When pilot cars/truck escorts are required.
You will be required to have pilot cars if you are any of the following:

Length: If over 150′ one rear escort is required. For additional see “superloads” section above.
Width: If you are over 12′ wide 1 pilot car/truck escort is required. If over 18′ you will require 2 pilot cars/truck escorts and may be required to have a state police escort (on some route 2 of them). When requesting state police you must give a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice.
Height: If over 13′ 6″ the state will require you to have a route survey. A height pole escort may not have to accompany the load once the survey is completed, it’s up to the state depending on how high the load is and route.
Weight: As long as the load can maintain minimum speed limit requirements and does not require special bridge restrictions you will probably not be required to have a pilot car/escort.
Overhang: Over 15′ in length required 1 pilot car/escort. If you are on a 2 lane undivided highway you will be required to have 2 pilot cars/truck escorts if over 12′ wide as well.
Notes: Please use the link above in “routine permits” for clarification on pilot car/truck escort requirements as they have quite a few “and”, “if”, “but” and “however” statements.

New Hampshire pilot car/truck escort vehicle requirements.
What is required to operate in the state of New Hampshire:

This is quoted verbatim out of the New Hampshire pilot car and truck escorts manual:

(a) Escort vehicles shall be the size of a compact car or larger. The drivers of escort vehicles shall maintain visual and 2-way radio contact with the permitted vehicle at all times. When one escort is required, it shall precede a load on undivided highways and follow the load on divided highways. Escort vehicle requirements shall be the same on both 4-or-more-lane divided highways and on 2-lane roads on the designated system as follows, unless otherwise stated:
(b) No escort shall be required for overall widths less than 12 feet 0 inches. One escort vehicle shall be required for overall width of 12 feet 0 inches or more.
(c) No escort vehicle shall be required for overall length of less than 80 feet 0 inches. One escort vehicle shall be required for overall length of 80 feet 0 inches or more.
(d) No escort vehicle shall be required if overhang is less than 15 feet 0 inches with proper flags displayed. One escort vehicle shall be required if the overhang is 15 feet 0 inches or more.
(e) A second escort vehicle shall be required under circumstances involving excessive overhang and overwidth. On a 2-lane, undivided highway, 2 escorts shall be required when the overhang is 15 feet 0 inches or more to the rear, and where the width is 12 feet 0 inches or more. On an interstate in instances of overwidth with overhang in excess of 15 feet 0 inches, a second escort vehicle shall be required.
(f) The applicant shall furnish 1 escort vehicle equipped with an operating top-mounted, flashing or rotating amber light for all loads, including hauling vehicle, 12 feet 0 inches or more in width or 80 feet 0 inches in length. A state police escort shall be required when load, including hauling vehicle, exceeds 18 feet 0 inches in width. In instances of overall length only of 100 feet and 0 inches or more, a state police escort shall be required unless exempted from this requirement by state police due to determination that weather conditions are optimum, visibility is not impaired, traffic flow is not heavy or other conditions which shall not compromise safe movement.
(g) When escorting a move, the escort vehicle shall be operated with headlights on in the low beam position.
(h) When traffic following a permit move has accumulated to 7 or more vehicles, the permit load and escorts shall yield the right-of-way for these vehicles to pass at the nearest, accessible, safe location. When crossing bridges on 2-way highways where bridge width is 24 feet and 0 inches or less, the escort vehicle shall stop all traffic while the load is on the bridge.
(i) Escort vehicles preceding oversize loads shall display a warning sign affixed to the front with legend reading, “OVERSIZE LOAD”. The escort vehicle following oversize loads shall display a warning sign affixed to the rear with legend reading, “OVERSIZE LOAD”. The signs shall have not less than 10 inch high black letters of a 1.4 inch stroke on a yellow background, and signs shall be made of durable material unaffected by moisture. The shape of the sign shall be varied to fit the escort vehicle but shall not be less than 5 feet 0 inches wide and 12 inches high. 

(j) The initial contact will be with State Police who will then either make an escort vehicle available or contact the appropriate Sheriff’s Department for assistance.

Signs
Escort vehicles preceding oversize loads shall display a warning sign affixed to the front with legend reading, “OVERSIZE LOAD”. The escort vehicle following oversize loads shall display a warning sign affixed to the rear with legend reading, “OVERSIZE LOAD”. The signs shall have not less than 10 inch high black letters of a 1.4 inch stroke on a yellow background, and signs shall be made of durable material unaffected by moisture. The shape of the sign shall be varied to fit the escort vehicle but shall not be less than 5 feet 0 inches wide and 12 inches high.

Required truck and load marking, flags, etc.
The NH DOT requires you to have the following on your truck and load:

Warning signs shall be displayed on the front of the hauling vehicle and on the rear of the hauling vehicle or load whichever provides best rear display. The legend shall read OVERSIZE LOAD. The signs shall be seven feet (7’) wide and eighteen inches (18”) high with ten inch (10”) high black letters featuring one and five-eights (1 5/8”) (series C) brush stroke on a yellow background. Signs shall be made of durable material unaffected by moisture.

Red flags at least 12 inches square, secured by at least one corner or mounted on a staff, shall be required on all over-dimensional loads to adequately mark load extremities longitudinally and laterally. Over-width loads shall have at least 2 and up to 6 flags mounted at the widest extremity and corners of the load, and placed so as not to increase the overall load width. Over-length loads or loads with rear or front end overhang in excess of 4 feet 0 inches shall display one flag at the end of the overhang if less than 2 feet 0 inches wide, and 2 flags if the overhang is over 2 feet 0 inches wide.
Note: All oversize load signs shall be removed, covered or otherwise sight restricted when not being used for an oversize move.

Hours or operations and travel restrictions.
Travel times that are permitted by the NH DOT:

Movement of over-dimensional loads shall be restricted to daylight hours. Daylight hours are considered to be the period one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset. Permits are void during periods of slippery pavement conditions or inclement weather (e.g. fog, haze, heavy rain, freezing rain, snow) creating hazardous driving conditions. Permits are also void during weekends and the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Civil Rights Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be also restricted as a holiday. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the previous Friday shall restricted as holiday. The permit supervisor shall further restrict movement of over-dimension vehicles as traffic volumes or highway conditions warrant such action in the interest of public safety. Although subject to requirements for permits, vehicles which are overweight only and which are operated at normal traffic speeds shall not be restricted as to time of movement.
Note: Travel through Manchester is restricted during the hours of 7 AM until 9:00 AM and 3:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  Toll road requirements are the same as other highways. 

Frost and thaw law restrictions:

During spring thaw months (which may vary) weights may be limited to 20,000 axle weight or less on some routes.

New Hampshire DOT contact information:

Department of Transportation
OS/OW Permits
Box 0483
concord, NH  00302
Phone: 603-271-2691
Fax: 603-271-5990
E-mail: overhaul “the at sign” dot.state.nh.us
Website: http://nhpermits.org – Click the accept “accept” button at the bottom of this page to self issue your own NHDOT oversize trucking permits. It’s easy and if you’ve hauled in this state before you’re already set up with them. More information about self issue and cheap oversize trucking permits can be obtained on our website as well using the permits link at the top of this page.
Hours: 8AM until 4PM (phones shut off at 3:45 PM) weekdays and closed on holidays.

Permit application for OS/OW loads.

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The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the New Hampshire OS/OW Permits office before commencing movement.

Trucking industry backlinks

Want backlinks on trucking related websites?

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We’re your trucking backlink source.

Backlinks are not everything but they do count for a lot these days and if you’re in the trucking industry you know they are hard, hard, hard to get. The majority of the people who own trucking companies are hard at work at some other task. Even if they did author their own website it takes a lot of effort for the average person to get the job done right. Then things like linking text. You might be on the phone all day for just a few links.

Time to get connected. If you’d like you can join us for more transportation industry backlinks. What you should know about the type of work we do is:

  • We only deal with websites that have 100% total quality content.
  • We only deal with websites that are backed by companies that are well established within our industry.
  • We’re looking to work with companies that are actually in the industry. If you are an insurance broker or industry services provider please click here for more information.
  • We are not very interested in having a link on your “links” page however we do prefer having a text link that is included in well written good quality content.

Did you think that getting a backlink in the trucking industry was impossible?

Think again. One thing I will say is that for some reason our Google page rank bounces between 2 and 4. Not much we can do about that but continue to do what we’ve done for the last 10 years. Ad content. We think this may be due to so many words being repeated on pages like our “oversize trucking regulations” as we will have to use many of the same words over and over and in the Flesch-Kincaid website reading test text like this doen’t rank very well. However, in 2013 we managed to crank out an average of 864,000 actual human page views a month. So, odds are that not only will the search engines show you some love but so will our traffic.

In the event we find that your website is full of great content and you thought the same of us. We are willing to even go further based on what you have to bring to the table. Something like a permanent anchor text link towards the very top of your website would prompt us to email the rest of the folks that trade backlinks with us and let them know about you as well.

If anything consider being added to our list.

At the moment we have a pretty good sized list of folks that mention us in their articles from time to time. This list of backlink friends in the trucking industry is like gold and we know it. So, to be included in it and possibly be shared with everyone else you have to let us know you exist. If you we’re looking for some automated way to get this done well guess what? There isn’t one. There are many companies that say they can do it. But, by the time they are done with you getting backlinks from other trucking companies or within the transportation industry will be the last of your worries as you will then have to either:

  1. Figure out how to “undo” all of the damage they did by manually requesting the links be removed.
  2. Start a whole new website.

The search engines are a billion dollar industry and they are NOT going to tolerate crappy backlinks, web circles, link wheels, link exchange scripts or any of that anymore. Compare those days to the cowboy days where you rode into town with a gun strapped to your hip. They’re over. The only way to do it is the right way. Contact us we’ve got a whole empire of trucking related companies that are looking for good backlinks.

 

So if your are operating within the heavy haul trucking industry daily and your website reflects this kind of content then you exactly who we’re looking for. Simply contact us and let us know about your traffic and what you have in mind.

Oregon oversize trucking permits

Getting oversize and over-weight trucking permits in Oregon.

Obtaining oversize trucking permits in Oregon isn’t that hard to do at all. Just like many other states they realize that if they make it easy for people to purchase the permits it’s easier for them to operate as well as cost effective.

If you’ve hauled in this state before you’re already set up with them!

Oregon oversize trucking permits and over-weight as well are pretty darn easy to order online. Just like the freight broker makes 10% of your line haul for having the customers. the oversize and over-weight trucking permit providers are making money on you too and routine permits are EASY! The permit service will charge you to give the same information to them as the state. fill  heavy haul and oversize trucking companies a fee to fill out a simple state form with all of your information on it and send it in. In the case of Oregon trucking permits it’s pretty simple. All you do is go to a page they have online, fill in all of the blanks using type over in a browser window and hitting the print button. Even if your company doesn’t have a printer or a remote printer in the truck it sure would be a good investment to get one. It could save you thousands on this trip, this month and tens of thousands of dollars a year. Since technology is getting better and better each and every day many state permit offices are understanding that an automated trucking permit application process can save them serious man hours which means saving big money. What this means to you is that filing for oversize and over-weight trucking permits just got a whole lot easier!

You can start filing for your Oregon oversize and trucking permits today!

To get your company up and rolling in the do it yourself trucking permits game in Oregon state all you have to do is:

  1. Fill out this application in your browser.
  2. Print the application.
  3. Fax it over to the Oregon permits office.
  4. Kick back and relax.

Just a few pointers. Make sure you enter your company information exactly and accurately. Oregon is pretty reluctant to make changes to oversize/over-weight trucking permits that have already been submitted for processing so don’t be in a hurry, wait until you have all of the information, then enter it with care and you’ll be on your way to saving big time money in no time!

Not a bad gig at all! Oh, just in case, do you need a “class C permit application“? No problem.

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Arkansas Truck Scales

Truck scales located in Arkansas.

If you are aware of a scale house or truck scale in the State of Arkansas or have any additional information about one that we have listed please help our other viewers by letting them know about it at the bottom of this page.

Cities in Alabama with scale houses.

Hope, AR: I-30 – about 3.8 miles SW. of town, East bound and West bound lanes.
Malvern, AR: I-30 @ mile marker post 113 in the West bound lane only.
Fort Smith, AR: I-40 about 4 miles West of Alma, AR in the East and West bound lanes.
West Memphis, AR: I-40 @ mile marker post 273.5 East bound lane and 283.5 West bound lane.
West Memphis, AR: I-55 half way from the TN border and I-40 in the North and South bound lane only.
Lonoke, AR: I-40 @ mile marker post 169 in the East and West bound lanes.
Corning, AR: Route 67 at the MO border in both the North and South bound lanes.
N. Little Rock  (Jacksonville, AR):  RT 67 – North and South bound lanes (a half mile north of 440).
Ashdown, AR: Route 71 in both the North and South bound lanes.
Springdale, AR:  I-540 and Route 71 @ MILE POST 412 in both the North and South bound lanes.
Buckley, AR: Route 375 in the North bound lane.
Yarbro, AR: I-55 @ the MO border in the South bound lane only (Blytheville).
Malvern, AR I 30 @ mile marker post 112.5 in the East bound lane (just South East east of Little Rock, AR).

Helpful links:
Arkansas oversize shipping rules and regulations.
Arkansas oversize trucking permits – DIY.
Arkansas oversize and heavy haul shipping companies.
Arkansas pilot car companies.

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