Arkansas Boat Transport
Arkansas boat transporters like in all states are regulated by the Dept. of Transportation, DOT. Boat Transport companies find it relatively easy to operate in Arkansas. There are not many waterways that cater to yachts or large boats but Arkansas is on routes when crossing the country. At this time road construction does not pose any issues.
In Arkansas, boat transporters can drive from sunrise to sunset.
The DOT regulates the hours of operation in large cities. Generally transiting through a city can be done from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Arkansas requires a permit when transporting any oversize vessels
Boats are considered oversized when the width exceeds 8.6 feet. Loads over 12 feet tall also require a permit.
Escorts are required when the boat is wider than 10 feet, and when the boat is over 14 feet tall when loaded. Loaded height is when after the boat is loaded on the boat transport trailer it measures over 14 feet tall.
Pilot cars are required when the boat is over 12 feet wide and the loaded height is over 14 feet tall.
Additional information can be found at http://www.arkansashighways.com/ for transporting boats in and through Arkansas.
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