Just like in any other state or locality, there are rules that are used to govern that place. Road rules are especially the rules implemented the most and anyone traveling through these states and localities needs to understand those rules so that they can know what to expect should they break any one of them. The use of heavy haul trailers calls for a lot of attention from the logistics company and they should learn about the tariffs imposed by the government in Texas. So if you are planning on transporting a package to Texas or your destination will include you passing through Texas, you need to learn about the Texas oversize permits and restrictions for you to successfully transit through Texas.
If you plan on carrying oversize packages, you need to make sure you understand the restrictions you will have of transporting those packages in, out or within Texas. Texas has established the acceptable weight and size limits for vehicles whether heavy haul trailers or other load vehicles with or without the oversize and Specialized Heavy Haul overweight permit. It is important that you understand how the width measurements are arrived at. They are measured from outside where the most extreme position forms the end mark of the measurement whereas the height is measured from the road bed to the highest point of the package. Length on the other hand is measured from the foremost part of the vehicle or the package if the package protrudes further than the vehicle to the rear most part of the vehicle or the load if the load extends outside the vehicles size. Weight is on the other measured by adding up weight of the vehicle and the package. (Source: This information has been given by Texas Based Specialized Heavy Haul Logistics Group International. For more information contact on their address below)
Logistics Group International Inc
Phone: (713) 543-8713
The length limit will therefore depend on the vehicle and the load being carried. The length limit of a single motor vehicle is 45 feet, the length of a truck-tractor is unlimited, a semitrailer’s limit is 59 feet, and the limit of a trailer or semi-trailer is 28.5 feet whereas that of a commercial truck is 75 feet. The weight limit is however established based on the type of axle equipment the vehicle has. A single axle trailer has a limit of 20,000 pounds, a tandem axel has a limit of 34,000 pounds, triple axle’s limit is 42,000 pounds and the quad axel weight limit is 50,000 pounds.
On the issue of the axel groups, it is important to note that the stipulated minimum spacing for 4 feet between the axels used in the group. Although the overweight may be accepted by set limits, it is important that you do not exceed the maximum weight capacity stipulated by the manufacturer of the vehicle being used.
With the above information, you should make sure you confirm that you have all the permits to carry the overweight packages. You may use the above limits to confirm whether your vehicle surpasses the limits set by the Texas authority and if so what fines you will incur.