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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

South Carolina 100,000 Weight Exemption

PERMIT RESTRICTIONS

Load widths 12' and greater shall display signs or banners on both the front of the transporting vehicle and on the rear of the transporting vehicle or on the rear of the load. The sign shall be displayed as to be clearly visible and legible by oncoming traffic at all times. The sign or banner shall be at least 12 inches high x 7 feet wide. The sign or banner must read OVERSIZE LOAD or WIDE LOAD with black letters 10 inches high x 1.5" wide on yellow background. The sign/banner shall not conceal the license plate or lights.

• Load widths 12' and greater shall display fluorescent red or fluorescent orange colored flags, not less than 18 inches square, at each outer four corners of the load. Turn signals and brake lights must be displayed in working order.

• NO LOADS OVER 10 FEET WIDE ARE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ON I-20 EAST OR WEST BOUND IN LEXINGTON COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKER 40 AND MILE MARKER 60. CONCRETE BARRIERS ARE INSTALLED. LOADS GREATER THAN 10 FEET WIDE MUST FOLLOW SIGNED DETOUR ROUTE IN PLACE.

• ** PURSUANT TO SC EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07, CONTINUOUS TRAVEL TIME IS AUTHORIZED.**

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

No travel shall be allowed during inclement weather such as heavy rain or fog when visibility is restricted to less than 500 ft. Travel prohibited during periods of high wind or when highways are slippery or hazardous due to ice, snow, or sleet.

• Travel is prohibited over posted bridges with weight. Bridges may become posted along the permitted route during the permit date range. It is the responsibility of the permittee to contact the permit office for route modification.

Detour vertical obstructions as necessary. The mover shall be responsible for checking all overhead vertical

clearances and shall make provisions for raising or removal of overhead wires, cables, traffic signals, etc. at least

three (3) days in advance of move.

• Permittee must exercise caution and use flagmen where necessary over narrow roadways and bridges.

• Reduce speed when traveling through SCDOT work zone construction sites. Permittee is responsible for immediately replacing to SCDOT standards all traffic devices (signs, cones, barrels, etc.) that are knocked over or destroyed upon contact.

• Pursuant to SC Code of Law 57-3-130 (B)(3)(c), it is the responsibility of the carrier to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and applicable State and Federal Laws, including, but not limited to, speed, tire size, brakes, and lighting.

• The towing vehicle must be a minimum 3/4 ton truck or truck tractor and must be in compliance with all

recommendations by the manufacturer for the load being hauled and the trailer being utilized, this includes all

recommended equipment on the towing vehicle and the trailer. The hauler must be in compliance with all applicable

state and federal laws relative to commercial carriers.

• At all railroad grade crossings the carrier shall comply with 56-5-2725 of the SC Code of Law.

• Loads shall be transported by a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, so that the least width or length dimension

becomes the width of the load. The load shall be transported such that no part of it will extend across the centerline of the road, except when necessary to avoid a collision with objects located near the edge of the roadway.

Last updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020