Rhode Island State Regulations
No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions or visibility makes traveling hazardous.
The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Victory Day (second Monday in August), Labor Day, Columbus day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is also restricted as a holiday and if a holiday falls on a Saturday the previous Friday is restricted as a holiday after noon. If a holiday falls during the week, travel is allowed up to 12:00 noon on the day before the holiday.
No travel allowed Saturday & Sunday.
Anything over Routine Issue dimensions requires special approval from the DOT.
Oversize Load Signs
“Oversize Load” signs required for all oversize transports.
18” red or orange flags required for the corners and widest points of any over-wide load and at the end of any overhang over 4’.
As long as the blade or bucket doesn’t create the oversize / overweight, can be hauled together.
|Single Axle||22,400 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||36,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||42,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight||80,000 lbs.|
|Length – Semi-Trailers||48’6” on Non-Approved Highways | 53′ on Approved Highways|
|Overhang||3’ Front | 6’ Rear|
|Axle Weights||Determined By Spacing, Weight, And Routing|
|Gross Weight||201,000 lbs.|
|Width||Determined By DOT|
|Height||Determined By DOT|
|Length||Determined By DOT|
The department makes decisions on every vehicle that exceeds the legal limit.
|Width 12’-13’4″||1 Front On Undivided Highways | 1 Rear On Divided Highways|
|Width Over 13’4”||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Length 80’-90’||1 Front On Undivided Highways | 1 Rear On Divided Highways|
|Length Over 90’||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Overhang Over 15’||1 Rear|