Oversize Permits in Florida are valid for 5 days. Driver must have a permit prior to entering the state.
Travel is allowed a one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, during Weekdays. Saturday and Sunday travel is restricted to one-half hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon. If the load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height, movement is allowed all days during daytime hours (flags are required).
No movement allowed during peak traffic hours. Travel is prohibited during 6 main holidays plus Martin Luther King Day as well as the days before and after New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas may also be restricted.
Florida turnpike limit is 12′ wide, 13’6 high. Turnpike routes are applied for with the state application. Additional toll charge is approximately 25 cents per mile for 7 axles, 20 cents per mile for 5.
Interstate 70 mph. Non-interstate 55 mph. Unless otherwise specified on permit.
The vehicle must have the following characteristics:
Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.
Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc. may be hauled up to 16′ wide, only if cannot be reduced (welded parts). Parts may be hauled on the same vehicle.
Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. Flags must be red or orange and 18” square placed on all four corners and all protrusions, projections, and overhangs. “Oversize Load” signs are required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360-degree amber warning light on the tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14’6, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on the tractor and one at the rear of the load.