11.04.03.02

.02 Vehicles Over 45 Tons, Over 60 Tons (Excessive Weight), Over 250 Tons (Massive Weight), or of Excessive Size.

A. In addition to the general conditions under COMAR 11.04.02, specific conditions apply to certain permits as indicated.

B. Applications.

(1) Excessive Weight. A person applying for a permit to move a vehicle which together with its load exceeds 60 tons, but does not exceed 250 tons, gross weight shall submit an application a minimum of 10 business days in advance of the proposed move to allow the Administration to complete any surveys, studies, or investigations necessary to determine an acceptable route and to determine any special conditions which should be included in the permit.

(1-1) Massive Weight. A person applying for a permit to move a vehicle which together with its load exceeds 250 tons gross weight shall submit an application a minimum of 30 business days in advance of the proposed move to allow the Administration to complete any surveys, studies, or investigations necessary to determine an acceptable route and to determine any special conditions which should be included in the permit.

(2) Excessive Size. For the movement of any vehicle, which together with its load is of excessive size, a person shall submit an application a minimum of 2 working days before the proposed move.

C. Safety. When the permittee or user moves a vehicle and load together exceeding 45 tons gross weight on any highway in the State, the speed of the overweight vehicle may not exceed 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit at any time.

D. Surety Bonds.

(1) The Unit may require any applicant for a permit for movement of a vehicle which together with its load is of excessive size, excessive weight, or massive weight to post either or both of the bonds described in §D(2) and (3) of this regulation, before the permit is issued.

(2) Bond to Cover Administration Costs.

(a) The Unit may require the posting of a surety bond, satisfactory to the Unit, guaranteeing payment of the costs of any surveys, studies, or investigations which the Administration is required to perform in order to determine an acceptable route and to determine any special conditions for the permit.

(b) The Unit shall fix the amount of the bond.

(c) The Unit shall review and may disapprove the form of the bond and the security.

(3) Bond or Insurance to Assure Satisfactory Performance of Move.

(a) The Unit may require the posting of a surety bond, satisfactory to the Unit, guaranteeing performance of the move in a manner satisfactory to the Administration, and protecting the Administration and the State from any expense caused to them through failure of the permittee or user to comply with all the provisions of the permit or through any negligence of the permittee or user.

(b) The Unit shall fix the amount of the bond.

(c) The Unit shall review and may disapprove the form of the bond and the security.

(d) The applicant may substitute for the bond required under this subsection a contractual liability clause, satisfactory to the Unit, added to a standard certificate of insurance. The Unit shall fix the amount of the insurance and shall review and may disapprove the form of the clause and the insurer.