(A) Except as otherwise provided in sections 5577.01 to 5577.09 of the Revised Code, every movement on the state highway system of a vehicle, with or without a load, whose weight and/or dimensions exceed the limitations in sections 5577.01 to 5577.09 of the Revised Code, will be illegal unless such movement is made pursuant to a permit granted under these rules.
(B) Only permit applications for non-divisible loads will be considered. Each application shall be carefully reviewed to assure that all alternatives have been considered which allow movement in a manner which insures the safety of all motorists and protects the public investment in the state highway system. Such alternatives shall include but not be limited to, movement within legal limits without a permit and movement by other transportation means. The director may waive this condition if in the director's discretion such waiver is in the best interest of the safety of the traveling public and the welfare of the transportation system.
(C) Permits will be issued for the movement of overweight or over dimension vehicles only if that vehicle or load is transported by a vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer with pneumatic tires.