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Delaware State Shipping Regulations

Delaware State Shipping Regulations

These are the Delaware state shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in the state of Delaware.


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Delaware Oversize Shipping Trucking & Transport.

Delaware State Transportation website:  http://haulpermit.deldot.net (click on policy manual).

Legal Loads.
Length 60’ (53’ trailer)
Overhang 3’ front; 6’ rear (included in legal allowable length)
Weight GVW  80,000 lbs., or 20,000 lbs. per axle.


Routine trucking & transport permits.
Length 100’
Overhang over 5’ must be permitted
Weight GVW 120,000
Width  14’
Height 15’

How to apply for trucking permits.
DELDOT Hauling Permits Section

302-744-2700 Phone
302-739-6299 Fax
Basic Oversize permit is valid for 5 days and costs $10

Pilot Car – Escort Car Requirements.

Width over 12’ requires 1 escort car
Over 14’ requires 2 escort cars
Over 15’ requires State Police escort
Length over 100’ requires 1 car
Over 110’ requires 2 cars
Over 120’ requires State Police escort
Height: None unless specified on permit after obtained.

Travel Restrictions.

Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset.


The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Delaware State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.












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