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Mobile Home Transportation
Revised
01/18/03

 

 

MOBILE HOME TRANSPORTATION PERMITS

Below are provided the specifications for Mobile Home Transportation permits issued by the Clinton County Road Commission. Upon receipt of the Mobile Home Transportation Permit (including fees and deposits required), the Weighmaster/Permit Coordinator will review the information provided and contact the applicant should additional information be required. If all information has been adequately provided, the Weightmaster/Permit Coordinator will provide the approved form to the applicant including any modifications required in the route to be followed.

  1. Permits are automatically invalidated by the violation of any of the conditions specified by the term of the permit or by false information given on the application. Failure to comply with the conditions of this permit shall be just cause for the immediate suspension or revocation of any or all permits and the operator and/or owner of the vehicle subject to appropriate legal action.

  2. Mobile Home Transportation Permits are issued for daylight hours only. Monday through Saturday. Permits are not valid from 12 noon on the day preceding and continuing until daylight of the 1st day after the holidays here listed: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas, except with the approval of the road commission when emergency repair movements are necessary in the best interest of public safety and welfare. Permit is valid only if favorable driving and traffic provisions prevail.

  3. All axle weights must be legal. Permit not valid on roadways which are posted for lighter than normal loadings and vehicle exceeds axle loadings as posted, or when restricted loadings are in effect.

  4. The movement shall not impede other traffic in an unreasonable manner and at no times shall traffic be blocked from use of the roadway. Vehicles and loads shall not be parked on the roadway at any time.

  5. Vehicles shall be registered by the Michigan vehicle code and will not violate any statute or valid ordinance, rule or regulation by any state agency or sub-division of the state. Vehicles are to comply with all statutory provisions as to other permits, licensing, motor vehicle equipment and operation.

  6. The driver of the power unit shall carry an approved copy of the permit in the vehicle to which it applies and shall have it available for inspection by any police officer or Weighmaster of any road commission or motor carrier officer.

  7. Applicant shall be responsible for any damage caused to wires, mailboxes, trees, buildings, or the road, including the structures and appurtenances, and shall reimburse the appropriate parties for any damage caused by the moving of said vehicle or load. Applicant shall save harmless, indemnify, defend, and represent the road commission against any and all claims for bodily injury or property damage, or any other claim arising out of or related to the moving of said vehicle, load, or its presence on or use of the roadway by said vehicle and load.

  8. Permits are not valid if insurance expires. Applicant to present evidence that minimum insurance coverage is in full force and effect on each vehicle (see Policy for Insurance Requirements).

  9. Permits will be issued only for vehicles owned by the applicant or operated under a bona fide lease or rental agreement. The applicant may be required to deposit a reasonable inspection fee and to furnish a good and sufficient cash bond to cover any damage that might occur to roads, bridges, or roadway structures, by the movement of vehicles and objects under the proposed permits.

  10. Towing vehicle shall be at least a 1-1/2 ton truck with dual rear wheels. Each vehicle within a combination of vehicles used in transporting building modules (tractor & trailer or semi-trailer) must have a valid permit.

  11. When width exceeds 12 feet: Shall be followed by one escort vehicle (passenger car or pickup truck) with at least one flashing or rotating amber light on top of the cab, a reasonable distance in rear of the movement when moving on 4 or more lanes. To be preceded by one escort vehicle (passenger car or pickup truck) with at least one flashing or rotating amber light on top of the cab, a reasonable distance in front of the movement when on less than 4 lanes. Amber lights are to be visible for 360 degrees for a distance of 500 feet.

  12. The road commission may temporarily suspend a Mobile Home Transportation Permit, either in its entirety or in respect to certain of its provisions, due to special conditions.

  13. The vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded within the outer shoulder limits of any county road unless permitted by the road commission.

  14. Units exceeding 80 feet in overall combination length: At least 2 flashing or rotating amber lights to be placed on extreme rear of load and one on top of the towing vehicle. All flashing or rotating amber lights are to be visible for a distance of 500 feet.

  15. To be equipped with 2 OVERSIZE LOAD signs of black, block lettering on Interstate yellow background. One 6’ X 18" sign with 12" lettering on the front bumper of the towing vehicle. One 8’ X 18" sign with 16" lettering on rear of the load not less than 7" above the roadway. Towing vehicle headlights are to be turned on low beam.

  16. Movement shall display 6 clean, plain red or orange flags at least 18" square, one on each end of the front bumper of the towing vehicle supported on a short shaft at an angle so as to wave freely, and one on each corner of the mobile home or building module, so placed that they can be clearly seen by approaching traffic.

  17. Maximum width of the mobile home or vehicle transporting a module shall be 9’6" or less from the center of wheel to center of wheel.

  18. Speed: Length 80 feet or less                50 MPH – 4 of more lanes
                                                              45 MPH – less than 4 lanes
               Length in excess of 80 feet         45 MPH

    Any of the following actions shall immediately void the permit and subject the applicant to appropriate legal action: (a) Misrepresentation of information set forth in an application for permit, (b) Non-compliance with the conditions, restrictions or provisions which a permit is issued, (c) A change or erasure on a permit.