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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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My company is requesting me to use my personal Truck and Trailer, to haul a piece of equipment from one job site to another. (Compensation is intended)
The problem is that the equipment is 10 ft. in Diameter. My trailer will haul it, but I don't know the regulations on WIDE LOADS, and I am not willing to break the law for my company.

What would be the issues? Would Wide Load Permits be required?

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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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oversize load permit is required i believe.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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CDL, permits, insurance, DOT registration, wide load placards, and maybe state police escort... I'm not sure what the width limit is for highways, but I think it is 102" if I remember right.
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Where are you going? How far is it? It will be a wide load for sure. If it is only a few miles just run with it. Make sure to have someone in front and back of you and be careful. I do it for the farm all the time with disk's and such. What are you hauling?
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isnt 9'6" the limit?
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My company is requesting me to use my personal Truck and Trailer, to haul a piece of equipment from one job site to another. (Compensation is intended)
The problem is that the equipment is 10 ft. in Diameter. My trailer will haul it, but I don't know the regulations on WIDE LOADS, and I am not willing to break the law for my company.

What would be the issues? Would Wide Load Permits be required?
Why didnt you just call and ask me??
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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We used to haul our boat all of the time with no problem, it was 10 feet wide
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #8
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Where are you going? How far is it? It will be a wide load for sure. If it is only a few miles just run with it. Make sure to have someone in front and back of you and be careful. I do it for the farm all the time with disk's and such. What are you hauling?
About 15 miles.............Location is South of Lansing (Delhi Township) it is rual.
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Why didnt you just call and ask me??
I bug you enough, I'm trying to give you a break.
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102 or 96 is max width, depending on the road, however, you will never be hassled on for being 102...

Last oversized I hauled, was in august, it was 10' wide.

Just got a permit from the SOS for MI, and WI, it was about $15-20 in each state.

I put up flags, and signs on the front and back.
Chained it down well, and put it in the wind...

I even met the DOT along the way, and they just kept on going..
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