Permit Rules for the Movement of Oversize and Overweight Vehicles
On the State Highway System
- PERMITS FOR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES CARRYING AGRONOMIC OR HORTICULTURAL
Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated §
the Commission may issue a permit valid for one (1) year authorizing the
movement of a truck tractor and semi-trailer combination with a minimum of five
(5) axles hauling agronomic or horticultural crops in their natural state that
exceed the maximum gross weight as provided in §
but do not exceed a total gross weight of one hundred thousand pounds (100,000
lbs.). A truck tractor and semi-trailer combination issued such a permit shall
not exceed the height, length, or width restrictions set out in Chapter 35 of
Title 27 of the Arkansas Code, or as set out in these rules.
1. All permits
issued pursuant to this Rule shall be considered Annual Route Permits. Each
permit may apply for up to five (5) different routes.
2. Any application for an Annual Route Permit
pursuant to this Rule shall be accompanied by a specific point of origin and
destination for each route.
addition to the Application Information Required in Rule 2 B, each request for
an annual permit shall be accompanied by proof of a North American Standard
Level I Inspection with no critical violations noted for the specific power
unit and all towed units to be permitted.
1. No bond is
2. The fee for a permit
to move overweight agronomic and horticultural products under Rule 19 shall be
one thousand dollars ($1000.00).
operation of the permitted vehicle on state highways pursuant to this Rule,
each vehicle/trailer combination is required to carry proof of a North American
Standard Level I Inspection;
During operation of the permitted vehicle on state highways pursuant to this
Rule, each driver is required to be 21 years of age, and to maintain within the
permitted vehicle their current DOT Medical Certification;
Upon application for an Annual Route
Permit under this Rule as set out in 19(B), a permit technician will review the
origin and destination information provided, and attempt to identify the
shortest route from the origin to the destination within the following
a. ABSOLUTELY NO TRAVEL ON THE
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER SYSTEM OF INTERSTATE AND DEFENSE HIGHWAYS;
b. No travel on weight restricted
c. No travel on weight
restricted highways except as provided in subsection (d);
d. Permitted vehicles that have an origin or
final destination on a weight restricted highway may travel on those weight
restricted highways on their origin or final destination for loads within the
permit may be issued for a combined tractor/trailer, or a tractor with up to
five (5) identified trailers, provided the number of axles and axle spacings
remain the same when towing the various trailers.
1. "Agronomic crops" means the species in
each of the following plant groupings belonging to the domain of agronomy:
cereal or grain crops; grain legumes or pulses and oil seed crops for food,
feed or industrial use; pasture and forage crops; fiber crops; sugar crops; and
starchy root and tuber crops.
"Horticultural crops" means vegetable crops, fruit crops and edible nuts, other
ornamental crops, and nursery crops. In addition, the aromatic crops and the
medicinal crops are included.
"Natural state" means unfinished or unprocessed agronomic or horticultural
crops originating in Arkansas from the first point of severance to a point in
the state at which they first undergo any finishing, processing, preparation
for processing, conversion, or transformation.
4. Agricultural and horticultural crops do
not include timber or forestry products in any