Limitations On the Use of a Special Hauling Permit
1. The granting of a permit does not guarantee that the load described can be moved without damage to the pavement or structure. The permit is granted on the assumption that the load can be moved without damage based on the best information available.
2. Permittee will be held liable for any damage caused by the movement. The County assumes no responsibility for damage to the Permittee’s equipment or load being moved due to any such failure. The Permittee agrees to compensate Franklin County for any damage to a roadway or road structure and also to hold Franklin County and the Franklin County Engineer harmless from all claims, damages, or proceedings of any kind and from all responsibility for personal injury or property damages (public or private) caused directly or indirectly as a result of the transportation of said vehicle(s) or load(s).
3. The applicant must file a bond or certificate of his liability insurance, showing that he has procured adequate bond and insurance to cover the provisions of paragraph 5 (b).
4. The permit shall be in the possession of the driver at all times during the progress of transportation and will be shown on demand to the Franklin County Engineer or his representative, the Franklin County Commissioners, the Franklin County Sheriff or the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
5. The permission granted restricts the movement of the vehicle(s) or load(s) to the highways specified, between the points designated, and within the time allotted.
6. A representative of the Franklin County Engineer may be required to be present during the time of movement if so stipulated in the permit. Notification of the exact time of movement must be made during the County Engineer’s normal working hours. If a representative of the Franklin County Engineer is required to be present during the movement, a minimum of two hours is required between time of notification and start of move.
7. All permit requests must be made during normal working hours.
8. Movements under a special hauling permit shall be made during daylight hours and in such a manner to minimize disruptions to normal highway traffic. If the applicant wishes to make a movement after daylight hours and can prove to the County that such a movement can be safely made and would minimize disruption to normal traffic to a lesser extent than during daylight hours, then such a move may be granted. All movements made after daylight hours shall be required to have a minimum of two escorts.
9. Escort(s) shall be required when a hazard exists or when a vehicle and/or loads exceed certain dimensions. Escort(s) shall be required under the following circumstances:
- When total width including any load exceeds 10 feet but is less than 14’-6”, a minimum of one escort shall be required.
- When total width including any load equals 14’-6” or more a minimum of two escorts shall be required.
- When overall length including any load exceeds 70 feet, a minimum of one escort shall be required.
- When overall height including load exceeds 13’-6”, a minimum or one escort shall be required.
- When movement is to be made after daylight hours a minimum of two escorts shall be required.
Vehicles and loads that are extremely heavy, wide, or long may require additional escorts and will be so specified in the permit. The requirements for escorts may be waived or modified if conditions exist that would allow safe movement of the vehicle and load(s) without undue risk or hazard. Any modifications to the above conditions will be specified in the permit and will supersede the minimum requirements as otherwise stated. The Franklin County Engineer or his representative shall make the final determination of escort requirements for a particular move.
10. No vehicle(s) or load(s) being transported under a Special Hauling Permit shall be left parked on the roadway either day or night except in an emergency, in which case adequate protection shall be provided within the limits of the highway.
11. The operator of the vehicle(s) must comply with all laws, rules, or regulations covering the movement of traffic over highways and streets.
12. Any time road, weather or traffic conditions make travel unsafe, movements shall be delayed until safe conditions exist.
13. A permit will not be issued for loads that are divisible into legal loads, such as gravel, dirt, mulch, scrap iron, ready mixed concrete, etc., and equipment and/or machinery that can be reasonably broken down and transported in legal loads.
14. Oversize and/or overweight loads shall be operated or moved at such speeds and in such manner as to cause minimum interference with other traffic and minimum impact stresses on structures and pavements. If a reduced speed is determined necessary for safe movement, a required speed limit will be specified in the SPECIAL PROVISIONS portion of the permit.
15. Loads having extremely large dimensions shall require additional protective measures when necessary for the safeguarding of other traffic. Every effort shall be made to limit traffic congestion in both directions. One or more flaggers, or escort(s) may be required and will be specified in the permit.
16. Non-compliance with general or special provisions of a permit, exceeding the weights or dimensions granted, and/or operating on dates and highways other than assigned shall render the permit null and void. The operator of the vehicle will be subject to arrest, as provided in Sections 5577.02 to 5577.05 inclusive of the Revised Code of Ohio, and/or a fine as provided in Section 4513.34.
17. All construction equipment and other machinery shall be identified showing the manufacturer’s name and the model.