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Rob T.'s Comment
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This is primarily for Robert (dragon) as I know he pulls mostly oversize, however it's open to anybody that would know. Are all oversize loads given specific routing they must follow? Are you given the opportunity to question it with the department that issues the permit? What happens if you go off route?

I found this on Facebook. Truck pulling windmill blade supposedly followed their specific routing issued to them. They ended up off the interstate in Des Moines. Technically the 2 streets are both truck routes but no where near big enough to realistically accommodate this load.

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They ended up getting Public Works out there to remove signs in the median and jumped the curb

0836248001595704689.jpg now they sit and likely try to figure out what's going on. This is only a mile from downtown so I highly doubt its destination was nearby. The yards they load them at are no where near here either.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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I'm sitting at the Iowa 80 now. There are at least a dozen of the rotor blade trailers parked here.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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This is primarily for Robert (dragon) as I know he pulls mostly oversize, however it's open to anybody that would know. Are all oversize loads given specific routing they must follow? Are you given the opportunity to question it with the department that issues the permit? What happens if you go off route?

I found this on Facebook. Truck pulling windmill blade supposedly followed their specific routing issued to them. They ended up off the interstate in Des Moines. Technically the 2 streets are both truck routes but no where near big enough to realistically accommodate this load.

0651239001595704655.jpg

They ended up getting Public Works out there to remove signs in the median and jumped the curb

0836248001595704689.jpg now they sit and likely try to figure out what's going on. This is only a mile from downtown so I highly doubt its destination was nearby. The yards they load them at are no where near here either.

Short answer yes. Every state has routes they will use according to the load, whether it’s length, width, height, weight or any combination. They also vary in requirements for pilot cars, high poles even road and bridge closures for super loads. The upside is that with certain loads, a good permit individual will know the routes available and request q specific routing to save time, money and make it an easier move.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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This is today’s load going from Saginaw Michigan down to North Carolina. It’s a pipe layer being moved from one jobsite to another and the dimensions are 11’6” wide and total gross of 119,400# with the unit itself weighing right at 80k by itself. Securement wise, I have right at 78k worth of chains and binders on it.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Packrat I've noticed that nearly everytime I go past Walcott the far east end of the lot is full of those massive loads.

Robert (dragon) thanks for that info. I figured they were told exactly how to get to the destination to avoid any issues it just seems bizarre they were supposedly routed through the city like that.

That's a heavy load you got there. Do you typically have all the permits for the states you will travel through before you head out or do you stop and get them as needed?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Packrat I've noticed that nearly everytime I go past Walcott the far east end of the lot is full of those massive loads.

Robert (dragon) thanks for that info. I figured they were told exactly how to get to the destination to avoid any issues it just seems bizarre they were supposedly routed through the city like that.

That's a heavy load you got there. Do you typically have all the permits for the states you will travel through before you head out or do you stop and get them as needed?

Most of the time I’ll have them beforehand. Wyoming is an oddball in that you don’t receive your permit until you check in at the port of entry but it’s still relatively painless. Luckily, the majority of states will accept an electronic version of the permit so I’ll just pull them up on my tablet rather than print them out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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