a) Permits may be
issued for overdimension objects and vehicles if they have been reasonably
disassembled. Objects must be loaded within legal dimensions, if at all
possible. Multiple objects, loaded side-by-side, end-to-end, or on top of each
other, may not cause the overdimension. However, more than one overdimension
object may be transported if it does not result in another dimension that
exceeds legal limits.
b) Permits to
move empty overdimension trailers may be obtained, but these trailers may not
normally be used to transport legal size loads. Consideration will be given to
the movement of a legal size object requiring a special carriage that results
in an oversize vehicle. An overdimension trailer may be used to transport an
will not be issued for empty or loaded double-bottom units that exceed legal
maximum size or weights.
Nondivisible load or vehicles.
loads are deemed to be reasonably dismantled (nondivisible) if, when separated
into smaller loads or vehicles, further dismantling would:
A) Compromise the intended use of the load or
vehicle; that is, make it unable to perform the function for which it was
B) Destroy the value of
the load or vehicle; that is, make it unusable for its intended purpose;
C) Require more than 8 work
hours to dismantle using appropriate equipment. The permittee for a
nondivisible load has the burden of proof as to the number of workhours
required to dismantle the load.
may treat emergency
response vehicles, casks designed and used for the transport of spent nuclear
materials, and military vehicles transporting marked military equipment or
material as nondivisible vehicles or loads (see
, April 1, 2006).
e) Due to variations in lengths of
vehicles, inclines, curve radii, and other road conditions and factors, the
Department does not guarantee and the permittee cannot assume the posted height
or width is adequate for the movement. It is also the sole responsibility of
the permittee, when not in conformance with Section 11-1203(a) of the Code, to
inspect all railroad grade crossings for clearance along the permitted route
prior to a move. The permittee assumes sole liability should the posted height
or width or railroad grade crossing clearances prove inadequate. The Department
may require indemnification from the permittee for any and all damages or
claims incurred from inadequate clearance.