Subject to the discretion and judgment provided for in section 321E.1, single-trip permits, which may include a round trip to and from a job or delivery site, shall be issued in accordance with the following provisions:
1. Vehicles with indivisible loads having an overall width not to exceed forty feet, zero inches, an overall length not to exceed one hundred twenty feet, zero inches, or a total gross weight not to exceed one hundred thousand pounds may be moved, provided the gross weight on any one axle shall not exceed the maximum prescribed in section 321.463, pursuant to rules adopted pursuant to chapter 17A. The height of the vehicles and loads shall be limited only to height limitations of underpasses, bridges, power lines and other established height restrictions on the specified route.
2. Vehicles with indivisible loads exceeding the width, length, and total gross weight provided in subsection 1, may be moved in special or emergency situations, provided the permitting authority has reviewed the route and has approved the movement of the vehicle and load. The vehicle and load shall be accompanied by an escort as required by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 17A. The issuing authority may impose any special restrictions as deemed necessary on movements or exempt movements from the restrictions of section 321E.11 by permit under this subsection.
3. Vehicles or combinations of vehicles consisting of construction machinery being temporarily moved on streets, roads, and highways with a maximum total gross weight limitation and a single axle weight limitation prescribed in section 321E.7, an overall width not to exceed fourteen feet, an overall length not to exceed eighty feet, may be moved for unlimited distances over specified routes when accompanied by an escort as required by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 17A. The height of the vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be limited only to the height limitations of underpasses, bridges, power lines, and other established height restrictions on the specified route.
[C39, § 5035.18; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 321.469; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321E.9]
91 Acts, ch 133, §2; 94 Acts, ch 1087, §12; 96 Acts, ch 1152, § 21
Referred to in § 321.463, 321E.1
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