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I drive a 35 foot rackbody truck and need to know the "rules" for how high the load can be legally when the rack fences are about 4 feet high off a 4 foot truck bed.
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Answer
The Vehicle Height rule is very simple.  13 feet 6 inches is your maximum.  It is not determined by the type of vehicle or the cargo...13'6" is the max.

 If you go higher, you will need to get an oversized load permit which is not something I would recommend.

Andy

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Andy Blair

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Commercial Trucking regulations. DOT inspection information. Data Q challenges PA Traffic and Equipment Regulations Out of service criteria.

Experience

Police Officer 1986-2011 Weighmaster 1990-2011 DOT Enforcement Certified 1999-2011 Haz-Mat Inspector 2007-2011 Class A CDL Holder CDL Instructor

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Fraternal Order of Police ( life member)

Publications
American Association of Service Professionals Newsletter

Education/Credentials
Harrisburg Area Community College 35th Police Academy Community College of the Air Force PA certified 3rd party CDL tester.

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A number of trucking / transportation companies in PA and NJ

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