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    Alaska (AK) Oversize/Overweight Permits – Regulations Information, Trucking & Permit Services at Compare Transport LLC

    Oversize Permits (AK): Alaska oversize permits are valid for three days; however, additional time might be mentioned for distance or climate-related issues.

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    Oversize Permits (AK): Alaska oversize and Overweight permits are valid for three days; however, additional time might be mentioned for distance or climate-related issues.

    Schedule Time of Alaska (AK) oversize and Overweight permits: Day hours (one-half hour before nightfall to one-half hour later dusk), Monday through Saturday. 10′ wide and up to 16′ high and 85′ long may travel at whatever point. No Sunday travel.

    GENERAL PERMIT RESTRICTIONS: Oversize and Overweight permits are valid for 3-5 days unless special travel conditions require a longer permit. Travel is allowed from Monday through Saturday at noon during daylight hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset). But, vehicles not surpassing 10’6″ in width, 16′ in height, and 85′ long (legal on overhang), might travel Monday through Sunday during daylight hours. Oversize vehicles are allowed to work during hours of darkness under special lighting and taping requirements. Divisible load permits are not available. Loads requiring more than 8 work hours to dismantle utilizing suitable equipment are considered non-divisible.

    A State might treat as non-divisible loads or vehicles: emergency response vehicles, including those loaded with salt, sand, chemicals, or a combination thereof, with or without a plow or blade attached in front, and is utilized to spread the material on highways that are or may become slick or icy; casks designed for the transport of spent nuclear materials; and military vehicles transporting marked military equipment or material (23 CFR 558.5)

    Alaska (AK) Oversize Permits Legal Dimensions
    Length:
    • 48′ semi-trailer
    • 75′ overall

    However, 53′ semi-trailers with no overall length limit are legal on designated highways if the kingpin to the center of the rear group doesn’t exceed 41′.

    Overhang: 3′ front, 4′ rear.
    Width: 8’6″
    Height: 15′

    Weight: GVW not specified.
    • Single – 20,000 (8′-1″ min. spacing)*
    • Tandem – 38,000
    • Tridem – 42,000
    • Quad – 50,000

    Note: Please make sure Spread axle groups cannot carry over 10,000 pounds per axle in British Columbia.

    Alaska (AK) Oversize Routine Permit Limits:

    Length: Depends on the route of travel, distance, and bridges to be crossed.

    Width: Depends on the route of travel, distance, and bridges to be crossed.

    Height: Depends on the route of travel, distance, and bridges to be crossed.

    Weight: 150,000 Gross

    • Single – 30,000
    • Tandem – 56,000
    • Tridem – 70,000
    • Quad – 80,000

    Alaska (AK) Escort Requirements (PILOT CARS)

    Length:

    • Over 85′ – 1 escort
    • Over 100′ – 2 escorts.

    Overhang:

    • Over 10′ back – 1 escort (can involve stretched out light bar for up to 20′ in lieu of escort)
    • Over 35′ – 2 escorts

    Width:

    • Over 10’– 1 escort
    • Over 12′ – 2 escorts
    • Over 14′ – least of 3 escorts.

    Height: Not specified

    Weight: Weight: When special bridge crossing conditions such as mount centerline are enacted – 2 escorts.

    Miscellaneous: Permits not issued for divisible loads.

    SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize” signs are expected on any wide load. Flags are expected on overwidth loads/vehicles and on overhangs. Signs or flags are not required for activities that are overweight only.

    SEASONAL LOAD (WEIGHT) RESTRICTIONS: Spring defrosts weight limitations might confine loads to 85%, 75%, or even 50% of typically permitted loads during spring defrost conditions. These might be established around March and June every year, depending on routes and weather conditions.

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