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Transportation Permits Manual (TPM)

Subject File Size Effective Date
Introduction (pdf) 121 Kb 2/23/1990
Authorization (pdf) 48 Kb 2/23/1990
Table of Contents (pdf) 855 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter - Subject
Chapter 1 - General Provisions (pdf) 1,197 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 2 - Type of Permits (pdf) 1,534 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 3 - Vehicle Qualification and Inspection (pdf) 1,723 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 4 - Variances (pdf) 782 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 5 - Routing and Safety Requirements (pdf) 2,796 Kb 2/15/1995
Chapter 6 - Emergency Moves (pdf) 80 Kb 1/14/2002
Chapter 7 - Compliance Program (pdf) 272 Kb 4/15/2005
Chapter 8 - Surface Transportation Assistance Act (pdf) 232 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 9 - Definitions (pdf) 1,266 Kb 2/23/1990
Chapter 10 - General Information (pdf) 3,488 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix - Subject
Appendix TOC - Table of Contents (pdf) 227 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 1 - Annual Permit Attachments (pdf) 4,007 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 2 - Annual Permit Samples (pdf) 18,133 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 3 - Authorized Permit Services and Receiving Stations (pdf) 16,888 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 4 - Bridge Formula B (pdf) 1,866 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 5 - CHP Divisions/Caltrans Boundaries (pdf) 647 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 6 - Close Coupled Calculations (pdf) 446 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 7 - Crane Profile Sheet (pdf) 2,599 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 8 - Delegation of Authority (City-County) (pdf) 644 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 9 - How to fill out a Permit Application (pdf) 1,377 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 10 - Inspection Report - Heavy Haul (pdf) 294 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 11 - Inspection Report - Fixed Load - Self-Propelled (pdf) 79 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 12 - Inspection Report - Fixed Load - Trailer-Mounted (pdf) 57 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 13 - Inspection Report - Drill Rig (pdf) 77 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 14 - Inspection Report - Truck Cranes (pdf) 80 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 15 -Allowable Weights for Double Wide Hauling Equipment (pdf) 88 Kb 11/01/2006
Appendix 16 - Permit Conditions (pdf) 976 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 17 - Permit Service Agreement (pdf) 769 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 18 - Pilot Car Determination Criteria for Permit Vehicles/Loads (pdf) 59 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 19 - Pilot Car Table for Califonia (pdf) 447 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 20 - Weight Charts (pdf) 5,763 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 21 - Prohibited State Routes (pdf) 562 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 22 - Receiving Station Agreements (pdf) 426 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 23 - Repetitive Permit Samples (pdf) 1,562 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 24 - STAA Map (htm) 48 Kb 3/28/2011
Appendix 25 - Transportation Permit Form DM-M-P-16 (pdf) 335 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 26 - Transportation Permit Rider Form DM)-M-P-17 (pdf) 45Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 27 - Twelve Wide Arterial Map (pdf) 87 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 28 - Variance Letter (pdf) 82 Kb 2/23/1990
Appendix 29 - Vehicle Code Sections of Awareness (pdf) 354 Kb 2/23/1990