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Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low

OWL and Giraffe gauge wires and bridges above, and could make poles obsolete, their makers say.

OWL magnet-mounts on the roof of a pilot car and is plugged into a laptop with an operating program. It knows how far from the road it is, and includes that in its vertical obstacle measurements. Photo: LSA Autonomy

June 29, 2016

In many states, rigs carrying oversize loads are escorted by pilot cars, some of them equipped with poles to gauge overhead obstructions. There are better ways.

Tags: Technology, Oversize Loads

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:55 AM | » Comments(2)

Oversize Load Chases Traffic from I-24 in Kentucky

If you had to use US 62 from Exit 40 to Exit 27 between Eddyville and Calvert City, here's the reason why.

February 19, 2014

A huge and heavy boiler aboard a wide platform trailer couldn't squeeze by maintenance equipment on the eastbound Tennessee River bridge, so it moved to the westbound span.

Tags: Kentucky, Oversize Loads

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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