Ohio Revises Mobile Crane & Divisible Load Permit Policies
(August 7, 2019)
- The Ohio Department of Transportation revised its policy
for Special Hauling Permits for Self-Propelled Cranes, increasing both the allowable distance traveled and the number of essential components that may be hauled with the mobile crane. Effective July 1, 2019 the following items may be carried as part of a self-propelled crane that is operating under the authority of an overweight Special Hauling Permit:
- Up to and including 6 axles – Boom, Jib (or Fly), Block &/or Ball, Counterweights (mounted in operating position &/or loaded on deck), Auxiliary Hoist with cable, Outriggers (if not equipped with removable outrigger box or if boom removal prevents the outriggers from being removed), Rigging (items that are reasonable for operation of the machine at a job site such as slings, shackles, cribbing, etc.), Spare Tire
- 7 axles – Boom, Jib (or Fly) if no lifting lugs, Block or Ball, Auxiliary Hoist with cable, Outriggers (if not equipped with removable outrigger box or if boom removal prevents the outriggers from being removed), Spare Tire
- 8 or more axles – Auxiliary Hoist with cable, Outriggers (if not equipped with removable outrigger boxes), Spare Tire
Ohio joins Texas and Illinois as states that have revised such policies following SC&RA’s recent successful outreach
to the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) for a clarification of the federal definition of a “non-divisible” load. FMCSA agreed with SC&RA’s position that items essential to the load performing the function for which it was intended should be considered “non-divisible” and appropriate to be included on a permitted load.
In addition, ODOT increased the distance by which a Heavy Haul Divisible Load Permittee may travel from a limit of 150 miles to statewide.
For more information, contact Beth O’Quinn
or Steven Todd