Rule 5501:2-1-12 | Responsibilities of driver of overweight and over dimension vehicle.
Any driver of an overweight and/or over dimension vehicle, as provided in sections 5577.02 to 5577.04 of the Revised Code, shall comply with the conditions as set forth in rule 5501:2-1-08 of the Administrative Code. The driver shall, at all times, maintain in his possession throughout the duration of the permit issued:
(A) The facsimile or valid permit issued under Chapter 5501:2-1 of the Administrative Code.
(B) A complete copy of the two-page state of Ohio form OS-1A, limitations/provisions on the use of a special hauling permit.
(C) A copy of the bill of lading or other document of like nature in lieu thereof, which bill or document is to accompany the shipment of goods or property so transported under the permit issued pursuant to Chapter 5501:2-1 of the Administrative Code.
(1) The driver or operator of the commercial car, trailer, or semitrailer shall retain such statement of gross vehicle weight on his person, and any law enforcement officer of this state may request that such driver or operator exhibit it to him.
(2) Any law enforcement officer of this state, employee of the state highway patrol, or employee of the department of transportation, may at any time, after examining the bill of lading or statement of gross vehicle weight and determining there is reason to believe that the information contained therein is incorrect, said law enforcement officer, employee of the state highway patrol, or employee of the department of transportation, may proceed to weigh the vehicle and take appropriate action if the vehicle proves to violate rules and laws contained herein.
(3) If the name of the shipper on the bill of lading or other document of like nature does not conform to the origin depicted on the verified permit, the permit shall be considered invalid.
(D) Paragraph (C) of this rule does not apply to farm equipment, government owned vehicles, construction equipment and boats.