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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which WideloadShipping.com or PiloTrac.com collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://wideloadshipping.com or PiloTrac.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by WideloadShipping.com or PiloTrac.com.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, social security number. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

WideloadShipping.com or PiloTrac.com may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
– To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
– To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
– To share your information with third parties
We may share or sell information with third parties for marketing or other purposes.
– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
– To send periodic emails;
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If any user signs up for any service they are automatically placed on our opt-in mailing list and agrees to be placed on said list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may manage their preference on Wideloadshipping.com or PiloTrac.com with our third party MailChimp.com service. User agrees to any third party privacy policy and terms of service as stated on third party (MailChimp.com) application as well stated on their (MailChimp.com) User management page.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Our Site is in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.

Sharing your personal information

We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to this privacy policy

WideloadShipping.com and PiloTrac.com has and reserves the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, (please) do not use our Site or contact us before doing so in order for us to attempt to address your problem. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

http://wideloadshipping.com
WideloadShipping.com
PO Box 800
Bandon, OR 97411
503-877-1999
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2016 Advertising and oversize trucking.

2016 Advertising and oversize trucking.

Oversize trucking and advertising. Technology in 2016 demands strategic advertising…

It’s certainly no secret that the Internet dictates who is going to get work and who is not going to get work. This is why oversize trucking companies and heavy haulers have got to play the same game everyone else does in order to get new customers. What were going to talk about in this letter is life skills for your company. It doesn’t matter whether you are currently using wide load shipping.com or not. Many of these roles in fact most of them apply to the way the Internet works in general and how search engines operate. However, the first thing I’m going to talk about is how to maximize your use of the WideloadShipping.com load board or your company. After that, we’ll go over the the oversize and heavy haul trucking company directory and how it’s more beneficial to your company then you may know.

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There’s no time like the present.

Since were right about in the middle of the absolute slowest time of the year now is a good time to implement some of these strategies for your company so you can be fully ready to optimize your production for the 2016 shipping season. As you know it’s all about getting new customers so if new customers are what you need then new customers is what you will get. Let’s take a look at our load board and think about the way that most companies use it. If you’ve got a truck that hauled a load out to the middle of nowhere you’re definitely going to be more at the taking of brokered load just so you can get anything to get your driver rolling towards the yard and making a profit. With that said you’re probably just glancing through all the load to see what you can get quickly. Understandably so. But let’s take a look at the big picture here and that’s in landing what will call the “million-dollar customer”. Many companies are able to get that customer just by using the system on a day-to-day basis. However, what we suggest is maximizing your exposure in order to do this you’re going to want to at least communicate with direct customers that have freight that is within your weight class and within your transit lanes whether you can cover the load are not. In doing so not only are you helping to keep your trucks moving but you’re making new connections as well. Here’s how we suggest you do that.

Sharpen your pencil and work smarter, not harder.

Sharpen your pencil out and create an introductory template for your company that you can mail out to potential customers. Simply leave the “Dear Whoever” named place blank. That way you can easily insert the customers name into that spot. So what you’re going to want to do is send this email template to any customers who post loads in the system that are attractive to you. Once again, that have freight that is again within your weight class and the shipping lanes that you service. You’re going to find out that most of our customers would rather have the phone number of a company that they can trust to call and say hey trucking company here’s what we have what do you think were looking at? Rather than having the go to wide load shipping.com and plugging in all of their information on the load. It’s convenient for them to do it this way because they get instant results in speaking with you. Your email template will offer this opportunity for them to do so. This is how you optimize every cent you spend with us the and will also undoubtedly ensure you get that “million-dollar customer” much sooner than you would if you were just working the system for your open dates. Also, you can have your sales team give the customer a follow-up call as well as sending them the promotional email. However we do suggest that the salesperson is very soft and the content they are selling to the customer. The high pressure pushy sales tactics as you know don’t go very far these days and people tend to find it more annoying than anything else. We’ve got a few newer brokerage companies now that I won’t mention that have 2.000 and experienced kids that do nothing but call all day long and sell garbage. I will say the first letter starts with the T that’s it. Moving right along.

Information about the word “auto” and the web.

This brings us to our final topic in this newsletter which is the WideloadShipping.com oversize and heavy haul carrier directory. First of all I want you to understand that this is not intended to be a sales email to try to get you to put your listing in our directory. As I’m sure you aware we send out very few emails. It’s merely a good example that is right here of how things work. Realistically our directory will not make your telephone ring off the hook. However, having a company listing in our directory will do some pretty cool things for your company and here’s why. The way the search engines work and part of the way they determine who is going to be at the top of their list is by looking at what sites are linked to them. They figure if a lot of other sites are connected to your website by a link that people are telling other people there is valuable information there. Especially if the site that has the link on it contains related content. In this case equipment moving companies, oversize trucking companies and heavy haul shippers as well as regulations and pilot cars and all that good stuff is perfect. It’s a good example of one of the most valuable links there is. There’s another factor, how long has the website that is linked to your site been online and how much traffic do they get? In fact, a link to your site from a “link farm” or any other site that does not have good quality relevant content on it can actually harm your site and make it drop in search results. So you do want to be careful where you put links to your website at. You don’t just want to put is many links as you possibly can which is what “auto-link” posters and “auto-bloggers” do. This is a horrible thing to do to your own site and can be almost impossible to fix. Not only do you have to contact the owner of each site to request that the link be removed but you also have to motivate them to actually do the work involved with removing it. So, there’s no sense in bothering with that in the first place, it’s poison. Anytime you see the word “auto”, run in the opposite direction!

There’s more than meets the eye.

So with that said what a lot of people don’t realize is the link that you pay either 70 or $100 for depending if you want basic or premium is worth a lot more than that. If you were to contact an SEO expert (search engine optimization) and hire them to move your website up in the search engine results it would cost you at minimum $500 a year but realistically in between $900 and $1200, something that you can do on your own right here or with any other good quality directory. Ours has been published since 2003 so it’s history is nothing more than an extra plus for you. I can guarantee you 100% if you place a listing in our directory once it is re-indexed by the search engines your own website move up in the search results a minimum of 20 positions within 20 days if you take the time to add a well written (300 word minimum) keyword description about your company and the services you provide. Just so you know once again this is not an upsell by any means but for 2016 if you do purchase three states in our directory we will give you the fourth one for free. What you can expect besides your own website moving up in position is a few good quality customer calls a year that have good quality freight but are usually on the secret side of what they are shipping. These types of customers tend to be ones that do not want to publicly post their shipments because they may involve the department of defense, NASA, the treasury, the Hollywood industry and so forth. One thing you should consider in your online campaign other than being thrifty with your company money is the 300 word minimum description I mentioned above. It’s important that you don’t post the exact same information on other websites. This is called “duplicate content”and does not help you nearly as much as original content will.

Again I want to stress that this is not a sales email but rather an informational one. These tactics apply to all content related websites on the Internet. So by all means look for places where you can add your company information free. It’s getting harder to find that these days but it is possible. Also remember that you never want to associate yourself with a company that says that they can get your website more traffic and is using an auto poster to do that. The risk is simply too high and we have seen the results of such campaigns first-hand on other projects that we have managed. Treat your website as you would your own baby because that’s exactly what it is and it will slowly grow. It is up to you to determine if it will grow poorly or with high achievements. Remember that each thing you do contributes to the amount of money you will make not only over the course of this year but years to follow as well.

Locating your heavy haul/oversize trucking company

We welcome you to join in and post your questions, comments and any concerns you may have at the bottom of this page which is posted online here. We look forward to not only serving you now but also in the future!

Remember our new pilot car directory (PiloTrac) is live and geo-location based so you can locate pilot cars based on their location and equipment type. It’s also free with no signup required, just click and call!

 

 

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We have found that a user has been using technology to steal service from our company. His name is Steve Vigo who also goes by the name of Elite Auto Movers, Elite Boat Movers, Elite Freight and so on. There is a facebook page about Steve Vigo and the people he has stolen from on Facebook Steve Vigo as well as another business he has selling the lizards scam Steve Vigo that are native to Florida. From our understanding and from our perspective this guy is a scam artist.

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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.

DRD Motorsports – David Derderian

DRD Motorsports SUCKS BIG TIME! SCAM! TRUCKING COMPANY – BOAT SHIPPER MICHIGAN.

Wow check all of this great information:

http://www.ripoffreport.com

http://www.drdmotorsportssucks.com/

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.
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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.

Eastern Standard Time

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.

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