New Hampshire Owner Operator Jobs

TS-image-200352686New Hampshire is served by portions of three interstate highways, four other U.S. highways and two state highways, as well as local streets and roads. I-93 is the primary interstate with portions of I-95 and I-89 also crossing New Hampshire. While there is some congestion around the major cities, it is in better shape than many others along the East Coast. The state also experiences some seasonal delays during the famous fall foliage season.

New Hampshire is taking a proactive approach to its limited traffic congestion difficulties. Their ten-year transportation plan identified 305 miles of congested highways, 1,235 miles of moderately congested roadways and 1,189 miles that were not congested. The state has a total of 4,559 miles of major highways. Projects proposed or in progress include widening a heavily traveled segment of I-93 and conversion of the state’s toll roads to electronic open-road tolling.

A separate study by the Reason Foundation recommended 218 lane-miles of roadway should be built by 2030 to relieve future congestion around Nashua, Manchester and Portsmouth-Dover.

The area between the Piscataqua River Bridge and the tollbooth at Hampton on I-95 is often congested, particularly on Sundays. Traffic on the bridge may be partially slowed by drivers taking in the scenic views from the southbound lanes. The bridge approach contains major exits into Portsmouth. A somewhat convoluted road layout also contributes to backed-up traffic. The addition of electronic toll lanes may help with the delays.

The owner operator in New Hampshire who hauls overweight loads must complete the state’s certification process. The certificate is in addition to the vehicle’s registration, and must be kept in the vehicle. The dealer or manufacturer of the truck must fill out the form. The fee for the certificate is $105 plus a monthly fee that varies by the number of axles.

If the truck is based in New Hampshire, the decals for overweight certification are placed on the license plates. Out-of-state trucks should keep the decals attached to the paperwork.

Any loads over 15 feet high are not allowed under toll booth canopies. Loads over 13 feet six inches high or 110 feet long require a route survey before a permit will be issued.

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