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Night and Weekend Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads

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Permitted movements of oversize and overweight (OS/OW) loads traditionally occur during the daytime on weekdays to allow for adequate staffing support and safety-focused practices. Due to increases in traffic congestion, safety concerns over fleet mixes, and other factors, many states began allowing or requesting those movements to occur during off-peak traffic hours, including nights and weekends.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 572: Night and Weekend Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads presents the state of the practice for regulating night and weekend movement of OS/OW loads among state departments of transportation.


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Night and Weekend Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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68 pages |8.5 x 11

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