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Alabama Truck Scales

Truck scales located in Alabama.

If you are aware of a scale house or truck scales in the State of Alabama 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. We hope this information has helped you.

Heflin, AL – I-20 @ mile marker 214 East bound and mile marker 209 West bound.
Sunflower, AL – route 43 – both North and South bound.
Birmingham, AL – I-20 & I-59 @ mile marker 100 both North and South bound.
Athens, AL – I-65 @ mile marker 355.5 both North and South bound.
Morris, AL – I-65 @ mile marker post 278 South bound only.
Orion, AL – route 231 @ mile marker post 92 both North and South bound.
Dothan, AL – route 231 @ mile marker post 29 South bound only.

Are you aware of any other chicken coops in this state? If so please let us know below.

 

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

Alabama oversize trucking permits


Alabama oversize and over-weight trucking permits – do it yourself.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

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Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Alabama.

Need to order oversize or overweight trucking permits for Alabama state? Well it’s much easier that you ever thought, in fact you can order them yourself and jump on the band wagon with many other trucking companies and start saving thousands of dollars every year or maybe every single time you take a new load. That’s right! Do it yourself trucking permits are becoming more and more popular these days in this tough economy. Permits can take 10% or even more from your companies pocket on each line haul. Every single time you more an oversize load your company could be making much more money if you were to simply file for your own oversize trucking permits and it’s much easier than you may have thought. With the internet becoming more mature every single day state DOT’s are turning to online processing systems to save the state money. What this means is it’s much easier to do than it used to be but trucking permit companies aren’t going to tell you that. Read our article about DIY trucking permits.

Start ordering your trucking permits today. AL-ePASS is easy!

If you want to get set up with Alabama so you can start processing your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits there are a few simple things you need to do:

  1. Get your trucking company set up in their system – you only have to do it once.
  2. Read the oversize and overweight trucking permit manual.
  3. Make sure you know the rules and regulations. Our site regulations are friendly too.
  4. Login to your account and start ordering today.

 

This is a re-print of prices straight from the ALDOT website for single trip permits:

Single Trip Permits
Mobile homes, modular homes, sectional houses, portable buildings, and boats: $10.00
Up to and including 12 feet wide, 75 feet long. $10.00
Boats in excess of 12 feet wide. $20.00
Mobile homes, modular homes, sectional houses, and portable building in excess of 12 feet wide and/or 75 feet long. $20.00

Heavy commodities or equipment. This is for vehicles or combination of vehicle and loads whose weight exceeds the maximum limit specified by law.
From 80,001 pounds up to 100,000 pounds. $10.00
From 100,001 pounds up to 125,000 pounds. $30.00
From 125,001 pounds up to 150,000 pounds. $60.00
From 150,001 pounds and over. $100.00

It’s as easy as that! Ordering oversize and overweight trucking permits has never been so easy and best of all you saved yourself anywhere from $30 to $60 dollars and learned how to do it yourself from now on. Think of how much money your company will save in a month, a week or even just a year! Do it yourself trucking permits is the way to go. If you have ANY information you would like to share with others about doing your own trucking permits in the state of Alabama please let our visitors know by sharing your thoughts below.

 

Alabama State Shipping Regulations

Alabama State Shipping Regulations
Alabama DOT oversize and over weight trucking permit laws.

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Alabama DOT shipping regulations for oversize and overweight trucking on state highways and roads.

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Alabama state DOT trucking regulations information for oversize, overweight and heavy haul. Find Alabama DOT regulations for oversize shipping, trucking, pilot cars and transport permits.

Trucking company & pilot car directory.
Locate trucking companies and pilot car companies in Alabama state:

Alabama trucking company directory.
Alabama pilot car directory.
Order Alabama oversize or heavy haul trucking permits.

Legal load limits.
Legal Loads:

Length: There is currently “no set maximum” for vehicles. Trailer length maximum is 57’.
Width: 8’ 6” wide for most roads, 8′ for roads under 12′ in width.
Height: 13’ 6” tall.
Weight: 80,000 lbs.
Overhang: 4′ in the rear and 4′ in the front.

Routine trucking permits.
Trucking oversize and overweight permit limits:

Length: 150′ maximum length overall.
Width: 16′ if shipment is over 16′ in width you are NOT permitted use the interstate system.
Height: 16′ in total height.
Weight: on a single axle; 22,000 lbs, tandem axles: 44,000 lbs, tridum axles; 66,000 lbs, quadem axles; 88,000 lbs, 5 axles; 110,000 lbs, 6 axles; 122,000 lbs, 7 axles; 142,000 lbs, 8 axles; 150,000 lbs.
Overhang: 20’maximum.

Superload information.
The following would qualify a shipment as a superload in the state of Alabama:

Defined as shipments in excess of any of the following dimensions/weights; over 150,000 lbs in weight, over 16’in width, over 16′ in height, over 150′ long. Anything of this nature will require special ALDOT approval. Detailed drawings will be required and need to include axle weights and spacings for both truck tractor and trailer. Loads exceeding 150,000 lbs. are subject to a full scale structural analysis if bridges are in the route. Superload requirements by the ALDOT can be read here.
Notes: If the shipment exceeds any of these dimensions or weights you will need to contact the Alabama state DOT office for superload information. Any permit requests for the shipment of loads with excess weight is subject to a detailed bridge analysis

Permitted travel times & restrictions.
Travel times and restrictions:

The one half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset basic travel rule applies (note times posted on the right of this screen). Travel is allowed all day Saturday with NO SUNDAY TRAVEL PERMITTED. Shipments 120′ to 150′ in length are restricted from moving from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Mondays through Fridays. Travel is NO permitted on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The Alabama DOT state permit office is closed on these holidays as well as on Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Confederate Memorial Day, Jefferson Davis’ Birthday and on Veteran’s Day. More information on DOT permit office closure is available here. Travel is NOT restricted on these days.

When pilot cars are required.
A pilot car or escort vehicle is required when:

1 front pilot car (escort vehicle) is required for all loads over 16′ in height with a height pole adjusted 4-6″ higher than the actual shipment. Both a front and rear pilot car (escort vehicle) is required when the shipment exceeds 12′ wide. On some routes a high pole pilot (escort) may be required for even less heights. Rear pilot cars (escort vehicles) for mobile home shipments may be replaced with 2 – 5″ flashing, stobing or rotating amber lights. 1 rear pilot car (escort) is required for shipments over 76′ in length. 1 front and 1 rear pilot car (escort) is required for shipments over 105′ in length. 1 rear pilot car (escort) is required if overhang exceeds 5′ from the rear of trailer or 10′ from the front of the trailer. There are special escort requirements for bulldozers, scrapers, loaders and other construction equipment being transported with a blade or bucket intact.

Pilot car certifications.
Pilot car or escort vehicle certifications & requirements:

A pilot car vehicle must be classified as an actual passenger vehicle to qualify, ie; car, truck, van, etc. A pilot car vehicle must be equipped with a strobing, flashing or rotating amber light. The pilot car must be able to communicate with and be in constant contact with all parties working in relation to the shipment by CB or 2-way radio. Signs mounted on pilot car vehicles must moderately fit the vehicle and not be obtrusive in any manner.

Shipment truck & trailer markings.
Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners & flags:

A sign will need to be mounted on the front and rear of any overwidth or overlength truck and trailer or combinations. Banners/signs need to be a minimum of 7′ in width, 18″ in height and be marked with black letters of no less than 10″ in height, with a minimum of a 1-5/8″ line thickness on a yellow or orange background. The actual words required are exactly as follows: “OVERSIZE LOAD”. Red flags must be a minimum of 18″ square and be placed at all 4 outer most corners of all trucks.

Alabama state DOT information:
Alabama DOT contact and  information:

Alabama Department of Transportation or Alabama DOT ALDOT Permits and Operations
1409 Coliseum Boulevard Montgomery, Alabama 36110

Phone: 334-834-1092 and 334-242-6700 or toll free: 800-499-2782
FAX: 334-832-9084
Alabama DOT: Main page of the Alabama state trucking permits website.
E-mail trucking permits:  Jesse Wallace; wallacej@dot.state.al.us
Current routing detours: Here is the current ALDOT closures memo.
Misc: Alabama DOT trucking permit manual – has a lot of good information. Escrow account customers may replenish escrow by credit card.  Contact: Mechelle @ 1-800-499-2782 and press option 4.
DOT permit office Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:45 – PM
CENTRAL TIME ZONE

Hint: Alabama DOT requires you to sign their permit with red ink only.

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 Alabama State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.
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