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Illinois State Shipping Regulations for oversize and heavy haul.

2021 Shipping laws and regulations for shipping oversize and over-weight loads in the state of Illinois.

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Legal load limits in Illinois.
Illinois DOT legal load size & weight limitations.

Legal Loads.
Length:  65’ overall length maximum.
Width: 8’6” on the interstate and other designated highways, 8’ on non-designated highways.
Weight:  GVW 80,000,  Single 20,000, Tandem 34,000,   Tridem 42,000
Height:  13’6” is the maximum allowed height for legal loads.
Overhang:  3’ front in the front and 3’ off of the rear of the trailer.

Routine oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits.
Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by the state of Illinois.

Length:  Up to 145’ long. Anything longer refer to the superload section below.
Weight:  Single 24,000, tandem: 48,000, tridum: 60,000, Quadem: 60,00 gross, 5 Axles 100,000 lbs., 6 Axles 120,000 lbs., 7 axels: 120,000, 8 axles: 120,000 lbs.
Width: 14’6” (any load over 16′ will require special admin approval before a permit is issued).
Height: 15’ (any load over 16′ tall requires a route survey).

Superload information:
Illinois DOT superload information.

Length: Any load that is longer than 145′ is considered a superload.
Width: Any load that is in excess of 14′ 6″ in width is considered a superload.
Height: Any load that is in excess of 15′ 6″ in height is considered a superload.
Weight: Any load that exceeds 120,000 lbs on any standard axle configuration whether it’s a 6,7 or 8 axle configuration or not is considered a superload.
Overhang: Contact them as this varies depending on the route.
Notes: Spacing between steer and first tandem must be more than 8′ 1″. The spacing before the first axle and the trailer must not exceed 18′ 6″.  All axle spacings combined must not be less than 43′ 6″. Superload permit processing times vary. Expect delays. Before requesting a route you are expected to do as much research on your own as possible. They will refer you to GettingAroundIllinois for construction zones and other closures. 

Permitted travel times and restrictions in Illinois:
Illinois travel times and restrictions for oversize loads.

Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset  Monday thru Friday and ½ hour before sunrise until 12PM on Saturdays. Loads that are overweight only may travel 24/7 on all days of the week (make certain it is not documented otherwise on your permit before doing so). No travel is permitted on Sundays unless you are below the routine permit standards of no more than 115′ in length, 12′ in width, 13′ 6″ in height (sunrise to sunset rules apply).  No movement is permitted on the major holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Travel stops at 12PM on the day before any of these holidays. The Illinois oversize load permit office is closed on MLK Day, Lincoln’s birthday, Washington’s birthday, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, and on the day after Thanksgiving. However, travel is not restricted on these days. Always refer to your permit for approved travel times.

Required shipment, truck and trailer markings:
Truck, trailer, and shipment required signs, banners, and flags.

A rotating amber light must remain on at all times mounted on top of the cab and be visible from 360 degrees from a minimum of 500′ in direct sunlight. If your overall length is more than 80′ in length you are required to have one amber light over the cab of the truck and one amber light no more than 10′ from the rear of end or trailer/load at the highest point that is practical. Oversize load signs must be a minimum of 7′ in width x 18″ in height, have a yellow background color with black lettering no less than 10″ in height x 1″ thick – we have recently heard 12″ tall x 2″ thick so please clarify and comment below if you know which is correct. Flags are required at all 4 corners of the load and front of the truck and are to be safety red in color and no less than 18″ square. Shipments over 75′ in length, 10′ in width, or 14′ 6″ in height are required to have signs. Signs must be placed on the front and rear extremities of the truck, trailer, or load.

When pilot cars are required:

Length: If over 110′ in length you are required to have a minimum of 1 pilot car and in some places 2 pilot cars (higher traffic density or certain times of year). If over 145′ (150′ in some very rural areas) in length you are required to have 3 pilot cars –  yes 3. If over 175′ in length a police escort will be required.
Width: Up to 14’6” requires 1 pilot/escort vehicle. Over 16’ requires 2 pilot/escort vehicles. Over 18′ in width will require a police escort. 
Height: Up to 14’ 6” 1 pilot/escort vehicle, over 16’ requires 2 pilot/escort vehicles. Over 18′ in height will require a police escort.
Weight: No requirements as long as you can maintain minimum speeds. However, on bridge moves that require all other vehicle traffic to be removed will require an appropriate number of pilot cars which is a minimum of 2 and possibly 3 with police escort. All areas are different and require evaluation.
Note: If you exceed any two dimensions, then you are required to have an additional pilot car. So if you’re over 14′ 6″ tall and 14′ 6″ wide you would be required to have 2 pilot cars.  

Required pilot car certifications:

Cars, vans, or trucks may be used as long as the gross weight of the pilot car vehicle is rated at no more than 8,000 lbs. Pilot car driver must be 18 years of age minimum with a valid regular driver’s license. Pilot cars must have a rotating or flashing amber light mounted on the top of the vehicle. Must display a red flag at all 4 outermost points of the vehicle and have “OVERSIZE LOAD” signs that are a minimum size of 5′ wide x 12″ tall and have black lettering no less than 8″ in height. Must have radio and be in constant communication with the driver transporting the shipment at all times. Must have $500,000 per occurrence combined insurance that covers property and body.

How to apply for trucking permits:

Illinois Department of Transportation – DOT
Bureau of Traffic, 2300 S Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL  62764

Email: dot.permitoffice “at” illinois.gov
General inquiry phone: 217-782-6273
Phone: 217-785-1477 or 800-252-8636 within the state.
Fax: 217-728-3572

Note: Fee varies depending on dimensions and miles traveled. A permit is valid for 5 days.

Hours: from 8 AM until 4:30 PM

Central Time Zone

 

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 Illinois State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

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Alaska Shipping Regulations. Heavy-haul and oversize trucking.

2021 Alaska DOT shipping laws, rules, regulations for oversize and heavy-haul trucking.

Alaska shipping regulations for oversize and overweight trucking and DOT permit information.

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Heavy haul trucking, pilot cars and permits.

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Legal load limits.

Length:  53’ Trailer Length
Width:  8’6”
Height: 14’
Weight: Depending on route 80,000 lbs GVW.
Overhang: 3’ in the front, 4’ in the rear.

Kenworth double trailers in compliance with 80,000 pounds GVW laws.

Alaska requires any shipment over the weight of 80,000 pounds to have a special trip permit.

Routine trucking permits.

Trucking oversize and overweight permit limits:

Length: Shipping varies due to routing and season.
Width: Shipping rules vary depending on route and seaason.
Height: Over 14′ and once again everything varies depending on routing and season.
Weight: Single; 30,000 lbs, tandem; 56,000 lbs, tridem; 70,000 lbs, quadem 80,000 lbs, gross weight; 150,000 lbs. Depends on the route you wish to travel, distance and the bridges you intend on crossing.
Overhang:  20′ is a safe number but once again everything up here is seasonal as roads are closed or combined with weight frost laws may be in effect and limit you.  For the most part there is no such thing as a “routing” shipment in Alaska.

Notes:  When between the months of October 1 and March 31 for 1, 2 & 3 drive axle groups on truck tractors intending to travel the Dalton, Elliott or Steese highways between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay you can shift your legal axle weights to make them legal. The following weights on these routes apply: single; 22,000 lbs with 8′ 1″ minimum spacing between axles, tandem; 42,000 lbs, tridem; 48,000 lbs maximum.

When a pilot car is required.

Pilot car (escort vehicle) requirements:

Length: if overall length exceeds 85′ you are required to have 1 pilot car (escort). If overall length exceeds 100′ you are required to have 1 front and 1 read pilot car (escort).

Width: If 10′ to 12′ wide you will be required to have 1 pilot car (escort vehicle). If width exceeds 12′ and up to 14′ you are required to have 1 front and 1 rear pilot car (escort vehicle). From 14′ to 18′ in width you will be required to have 3 pilot cars. 2 front on 4 lane and 2 rear on 2 lane roads with the additional at either end. 18′ up to 22′ in width will require 4 pilot cars (escorts); 2 in front and 2 on the rear. If over 22′ in width you will be required to “close and roll” (closing the road as you move) requiring you to have 5 pilot cars as well as a minimum of 1 police escort.

Weight: You may be required to have a pilot car/cars if you are not able to maintain the minimum speed limit and on some designated bridge crossings depending on your weight class.

Overhang: If overhang is greater than 20′ you will be required to have 1 pilot car vehicle. If over 35′ you will be required to have 1 front and 1 rear pilot car.

Required shipment markings & flags.

Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners & flags:

For loads that are over 8′ 6″ in width you will be required to have a “OVERSIZE LOAD” banner on the front or your truck and on the rear of your truck or load, whichever is most practical. Flags must be a minimum length of 16″ and be safety orange or red in color.

Pilot car certifications & requirements.

Pilot car (escort vehicle) certifications & requirements:

A pilot car must be manufactured  as a passenger vehicle (car, truck, van, etc.) with a manufacturers weight of less than 10,000 lbs. All pilot car drivers must be wearing a safety colored vest, jacket or shirt. All pilot cars must be equipped with a rotating, strobe or flashing amber light visible from 360 degrees from a distance of no less than 500′. Vehicle must have a regulations sized hand help SLOW – STOP sign, safety colored flags of no less than 18″ in either direction, 8 road safety flares, 3 reflective road triangles, a 2-way communication device capable of transmitting at least 10 miles and a type A, B and C fire extinguisher.

Travel times and restrictions.

Travel times and restrictions:

Approved permits are valid for 3-5 days unless otherwise stated. Travel times are from Monday through Saturday at noon during daylight hours – the one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset rule applies. However, vehicles not exceeding 85′ in length, 16’in width or 16′ in height can travel Monday through Sunday during daylight hours only. Travel is NOT permitted on the following holiday weekends: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Areas of high traffic densities are restricted from 7:00-8 AM and 4:30-6:00 PM in certain areas (refer to your permit for documentation). Movement is NOT permitted on Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai Spur highway or the Sterling highway from 6:45-9:00 AM and 2:15-4:30 PM during the school months for shipments in excess of 14′ in width. Ketchikan has restricted movement from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12 noon – 1 PM and from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.  Glenn and Parks Highways to Palmer and Wasilla between the hours of 6:00-8:00 AM and from 11:30-1:00 PM and from 4:30 until 6:00 PM if over 14′ in width.

Frost and thaw laws.

Frost and thaw laws:

Frost and thaw laws are in effect usually from March 1 until mid June on major routes, southern central and the interior. There are so many roads that have different regulations on thaw laws and frost laws. You absolutely will want to call the Alaska State DOT office at the number below for more information. Example: A particular highway may have a set of regulations until you reach a certain mile post, then after that has a whole different set of regulations. There are hundreds of them similar.

Alaska DOT & information.

Alaska state DOT trucking permit contact information:

Division of Measurement Standards Phones:  907-365-1200 or below within Alaska.
Commercial Vehicle Customer Service Center: 800-478-7636
Huffman Business Park
11900 Industrial Way
Anchorage, AK  99515

Phone help line: 907-365-1200
Toll free within Alaska: 800-478-7636
Fax: 907-365-1204
Permit office hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

Alaska state DOT website with all kinds of permit info, forms, manuals, etc here. Alaska heavy-haul and oversize trucking laws.
Road closures and highway conditions here.
Alaska road closure information.

Cities in Alaska: Adak, Akhiok, Akiachak, Akiak, Akutan, Alakanuk, Alatna, Alcan Border, Aleknagik, Aleneva, Allakaket, Alpine, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage municipality, Anchor Point, Anderson, Angoon, Aniak, Anvik, Arctic Village, Atka, Atmautluak, Atqasuk, Attu Station, Barrow, Bear Creek, Beaver, Beluga, Bethel, Bettles, Big Delta, Big Lake, Birch Creek, Brevig Mission, Buckland, Buffalo Soapstone, Butte, Cantwell, Central, Chalkyitsik, Chase, Chefornak, Chenega, Chevak, Chickaloon, Chicken, Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Chiniak, Chisana, Chistochina, Chitina, Chuathbaluk, Circle, Clam Gulch, Clark’s Point, Coffman Cove, Cohoe, Cold Bay, Coldfoot, College, Cooper Landing, Copper Center, Copperville, Cordova, Covenant Life, Craig, Crooked Creek, Crown Point, Cube Cove, Deering, Delta Junction, Deltana, Diamond Ridge, Dillingham, Diomede, Dot Lake, Dot Lake Village, Dry Creek, Eagle, Eagle Village, Edna Bay, Eek, Egegik, Eielson AFB, Ekwok, Elfin Cove, Elim, Emmonak, Ester, Evansville, Excursion Inlet, Fairbanks, False Pass, Farm Loop, Ferry, Fishhook, Flat, Fort Greely, Fort Yukon, Four Mile Road, Fox, Fox River, Fritz Creek, Funny River, Gakona, Galena, Gambell, Game Creek, Gateway, Glacier View, Glennallen, Golovin, Goodnews Bay, Grayling, Gulkana, Gustavus, Haines, Halibut Cove, Happy Valley, Harding-Birch Lakes, Healy, Healy Lake, Hobart Bay, Hollis, Holy Cross, Homer, Hoonah, Hooper Bay, Hope, Houston, Hughes, Huslia, Hydaburg, Hyder, Igiugig, Iliamna, Ivanof Bay, Juneau city and borough, Kachemak, Kake, Kaktovik, Kalifornsky, Kaltag, Karluk, Kasaan, Kasigluk, Kasilof, Kenai, Kenny Lake, Ketchikan, Kiana, King Cove, King Salmon, Kipnuk, Kivalina, Klawock, Klukwan, Knik-Fairview, Knik River, Kobuk, Kodiak, Kodiak Station, Kokhanok, Koliganek, Kongiganak, Kotlik, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Koyukuk, Kupreanof, Kwethluk, Kwigillingok, Lake Louise, Lake Minchumina, Lakes, Larsen Bay, Lazy Mountain, Levelock, Lime Village, Livengood, Lowell Point, Lower Kalskag, Lutak, McCarthy, McGrath, McKinley Park, Manley Hot Springs, Manokotak, Marshall, Meadow Lakes, Mekoryuk, Mendeltna, Mentasta Lake, Metlakatla, Meyers Chuck, Miller Landing, Minto, Moose Creek, Moose Pass, Mosquito Lake, Mountain Village, Mud Bay, Naknek, Nanwalek, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Naukati Bay, Nelchina, Nelson Lagoon, Nenana, New Allakaket, Newhalen, New Stuyahok, Newtok, Nightmute, Nikiski, Nikolaevsk, Nikolai, Nikolski, Ninilchik, Noatak, Nome, Nondalton, Noorvik, North Pole, Northway, Northway Junction, Northway Village, Nuiqsut, Nulato, Nunapitchuk, Old Harbor, Oscarville, Ouzinkie, Palmer, Paxson, Pedro Bay, Pelican, Perryville, Petersburg, Petersville, Pilot Point, Pilot Station, Pitkas Point, Platinum, Pleasant Valley, Point Baker, Point Hope, Point Lay, Point MacKenzie, Pope-Vannoy Landing, Portage Creek, Port Alexander, Port Alsworth, Port Clarence, Port Graham, Port Heiden, Port Lions, Port Protection, Primrose, Prudhoe Bay, Quinhagak, Rampart, Red Devil, Red Dog Mine, Ridgeway, Ruby, Russian Mission, St. George, St. Mary’s, St. Michael, St. Paul, Salamatof, Salcha, Sand Point, Savoonga, Saxman, Scammon Bay, Selawik, Seldovia, Seldovia Village, Seward, Shageluk, Shaktoolik, Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), Shishmaref, Shungnak, Silver Springs, Sitka city and borough, Skagway, Skwentna, Slana, Sleetmute, Soldotna, South Naknek, Stebbins, Sterling, Stevens Village, Stony River, Sunrise, Susitna, Sutton-Alpine, Takotna, Talkeetna, Tanacross, Tanaina, Tanana, Tatitlek, Tazlina, Teller, Tenakee Springs, Tetlin, Thoms Place, Thorne Bay, Togiak, Tok, Toksook Bay, Tolsona, Tonsina, Trapper Creek, Tuluksak, Tuntutuliak, Tununak, Twin Hills, Two Rivers, Tyonek, Ugashik, Unalakleet, Unalaska, Upper Kalskag, Valdez, Venetie, Wainwright, Wales, Wasilla, Whale Pass, White Mountain, Whitestone Logging Camp, Whittier, Willow, Willow Creek, Wiseman, Womens Bay, Wrangell, Y, Yakutat.

Additional information:

Heavy haul and oversize trucking permit limitations.

Maximum weights; on a single axle with dual tires 30,000 pounds. With tandem axles 56,000 pounds, with tridem axles 70,000 pounds, with quadem axles 80,000 pounds. Gross maximum is 150,000 pounds. All of this depends entirely on the route you choose to travel as well as distance and any bridges that you intend to cross. It also depends upon the length, height and width of the shipment. Between the months of October 1st and March 31st for one, two and three drive axle groupings on trucks and truck tractors traveling the Elliott, Steese and Dalton highways between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay you can shift legal axle weights in the following weights on these routes in applicable: single axles 22,000 pounds (with 8’1″ minimum axle spacing). Tandem axles 42,000 pounds, tridem axles 48,000 pounds. The maximum height allowed is 15’3″. Shipments over 14 feet wide or 150 feet long or 16’6″ in height must supply to the permitting department the exact route they wish to travel.

Heavy haul and oversize truck signs and flags.

A standard oversize load sign is required on the front of the tractor and the rear of the shipment if it exceeds 8’6″ and width. The sign must be yellow and have a minimum of 48 inches in width with black letters that are 10 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Acceptable signs when specified shall read “oversize”, “oversize load” or “wide load” for over width vehicles and/or shipments “oversize”, “oversize load” or “long load” for over length vehicles must be affixed to the rear of shipment when overall load exceeds 60 feet in length. Vehicles and loads with rear overhang exceeding 10 feet are subject to the following: must have “oversize” or “oversize load” signs and a amber high intensity rotating, flashing, oscillating or strobe type beacon which must be visible for a minimum of 500 feet from the end of the shipment. You must have either an extended light-bar or a rear pilot car or escort vehicle. All flags must be a minimum of 16” square and must be red. Flags are required to be on vehicles with loads wider than 10 feet and if overhang exceeds the legal limits in any direction.

Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements.

If the width of the shipment is over 10’6″ and up to 12 feet one pilot car or escort vehicle is required. For lengths over 85 feet and up to 100 feet one pilot car is required. If overhang is greater than 10 feet but less than 20 feet one pilot car or escort vehicle may be used. It is possible to use an extended lightbar and place of a rear pilot car. Heavy haul or overweight shipments with special bridge conditions are required to have two pilot cars if the width is 12 feet up to 14 feet to pilot cars or escort vehicles are required if the length is greater than 100 feet to escort vehicles or pilot cars are required. If the overhang exceeds 20 feet unless the rear is greater than 35 feet or the front greater than 60 feet one pilot car is required. For widths over 14 feet three pilot car vehicles or escort’s are required: two in the front and one in the rear. If you have overhang from the rear that is greater than 35 feet to pilot cars are required and for widths up to 18 feet but not more than 22 feet 4 pilot cars or escort vehicles are required. If road closures exist and you are an excess of 22 feet wide then you will be required to have 5 escorts or pilot cars. You may be permitted to use an extended light-bar when up to 20 feet of rear overhang and lieu of a rear pilot car.

Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements.

Pilot cars and escort vehicles may be passenger trucks and cars as long is they are under 10,000 pounds in total weight. Pilot cars and escort vehicles must carry commercial vehicle insurance. Pilot cars and escort vehicles will not carry any passengers. Pilot cars and escort vehicles will not act as a steer man or a tiller man for any load. Oversize load signs and beacons: all escort vehicles and pilot cars are required to be equipped with the appropriate signage. Depending upon the shipment you are working with this might be oversize, wide load or long load and the sign must be roof mounted with a high intensity rotating flashing oscillating or strobe type amber beacon light which must be visible from a minimum of 500 feet in any direction. When a pilot car or in escort vehicle is required to lead any oversize load the appropriate sign must be faced towards the front of the pilot car or escort vehicle when the pilot car or escort is chasing a load the appropriate sign must be faced towards the rear of the vehicle. Pilot car companies and escort vehicle drivers shall carry the following items and equipment at all times when escorting heavy haul and oversize loads: a 24 inch stop slow paddle sign, three bidirectional emergency reflective triangles, 15 pound rated B and C fire extinguisher, a reflector rise orange vest shirt or jacket, a first aid kit, a flashlight with extra batteries, a red cone and be equipped with a red hand flag.

Flag men or flag persons.

The state of Alaska does not require a pilot car or escort vehicle operator to have certification to perform flagging functions flaggers and or pilot car or escort vehicles operators shall complete the state approved flagging test as well is any necessary training prior to working in the capacity of a flagger. There is a fee for the online class. Flag persons shall not be less than 18 years of age and must be capable of carrying out flagging responsibilities in accordance with the Alaska state traffic manual regulations flaggers must be wearing high visibility or florescent orange jackets and vest as well as equipped with a slow stop paddle and a red hand flag these items must be utilized by the pilot car company or escort vehicle operator in the event that it becomes necessary. If required pilot car and escort vehicle operators will need to pull over and Park in order to stop or control Highway traffic. At no time shall the slow stop paddle or red flags be displayed out of the window of a moving vehicle.

Travel time for heavy haul and oversize loads.

Heavy haul permits and oversize trucking permits are valid for 3 to 5 days unless otherwise specified. Travel is permitted from Monday through Saturday at noon during daylight hours. One half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. However, vehicles that are not exceeding 10’6″ wide or 16 feet tall or 85 feet and linked total may travel Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. Oversize vehicles are allowed to operate during hours of darkness under special lighting and taping requirements. Travel is permitted on the following holiday weekends memorial day for for July and Labor Day. Urban areas do restrict travel during peak hours be sure to refer to your permit for specific travel times especially in urban areas.

Spring weight and frost laws.

Weight restrictions and frost laws usually occur on all major routes in South, Central as well as interior Alaska. Typical months are from March 1st until the 1st July.

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 Alaska State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.
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Alaska state rules and regulations.

2019 Alaska state shipping regulations.

 

California State Shipping Regulations

California State Shipping Regulations

2021 California state shipping laws, regulations, and limitations for heavy-haul trucking and oversize loads. 

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Maximum legal limits without requiring a permit. 

Maximum legal limits. Standard Metric
Length: 65 feet. 19.8 meters.
Width: 8 feet, 6 inches. 2.6 meters.
Height: 13 feet, 6 inches. 4.1 meters.
Weight: 80,000 pounds. 36,287 kilograms.
Overhang: 4 feet from the rear, 3 feet from the front. 1.21 meters from the rear, 1 meter from the front.
Notes: Always verify any discrepancies with CalTrans prior to movement/transport if you are ever uncertain.

These rules pertain to personal vehicles (towed or otherwise), commercial motor vehicles including semi-tractors, trailers, buses, boats, or anything else on California roads. Some local roads may have additional restrictions. For clarification of any discrepancies consult CalTrans (see contact information below).

California legal maximum limit information in detail.

Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit maximums.

Oversize/overweight transport/trucking permits routinely issued by CALTRANS.

Maximum routine permit limits Standard Metric
Length: 135 feet. 41.1 meters.
Width: 15 feet. 4.5 meters.
Height: 17 feet. 5.1 meters.
Weight: 250,000 pounds. 36,287 kilograms.
Overhang: 4 feet from rear, 3 feet from front. 1.21 meters from rear, 1 meter from front.
Notes: Detailed instructions should be clearly printed on your official permit. Any discrepancies should be discussed with issuing CALTRANS office official prior to movement/transport for clarification.

Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit information in detail.

California overhang in-depth clarification.

California superload information.

Shipments in excess of the following weights/dimensions are classified as superloads in California.

Superload size/weight classification Standard Metric
Length: 135+ feet. 41.1+ meters.
Width: 15 + feet. 4.5+ meters.
Height: 17+ feet. 5.1+ meters.
Weight: 250,000+ pounds. 36,287+ kilograms.
Overhang: 4 + feet. 1.21+ meters from rear, 1+ meters from front.
Notes: Superloads have finely detailed instructions clearly printed on the official permit. Any discrepancies should be discussed with the issuing CALTRANS superload permit office official prior to commencing movement/transport.

California superload information in-depth.

Travel times and restrictions.

Pilot car/escort vehicle requirements.

Required shipment markings, signs, flags and lights.

Additional information.

California DOT locations and contact information.

California DOT (CalTrans) contact information and other helpful links.

Northern region:
California Department of Transportation – CalTrans
PO Box 942874, room 4105
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
Telephone helpline:
916-322-1297
Fax line:
916-322-4966
Permit office hours:
8 AM until 5 PM – PACIFIC TIME ZONE

Southern region:
California Department of Transportation – CalTrans
464 West 4th Street, MS #618
San Bernadino, CA  92401
Telephone helpline:
909-383-4637
Fax line: 909-388-7001
Permit office hours: 8 AM until 5 PM – PACIFIC TIME ZONE

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See also:

California heavy haul trucking company directory.
California pilot car company directory.
Order California heavy haul and oversize trucking permits.
CalTrans pilot car maps – Pilot cars look!
CalTrans oversize and overweight shipping manuals.
Loads of contacts at the Caltrans oversize permit offices.
California traffic and road conditions reports.

California state shipping regulations.

California DOT and Caltrans regulations for oversize trucking and heavy haul.

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Cities we service in California:

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

How far can a ladder or lumber stick out from the rear of a vehicle?

How far can something like a ladder or lumber stick out from the back/rear of my car, truck, or vehicle?

Have you ever wondered what the law is in your state concerning protrusions from a vehicle? Like when you’re hauling a ladder or lumber for that new project. Most states have different rules so it’s important for you to not only have the red flag but to know the limitations of protrusion lengths your state legally permits. If you have something sticking out too far from your car or truck you can be issued a citation or worse, a fine. We’ll go over the basics of having something protruding from the front or back of your vehicle and what the limitations are in your state.

Over loaded van with lumber on top, How much is the legal limit? Find out what your state laws are below. Photo credit.

Let’s first go over some of the basics.

Properly securing your item.

One of the more important things here is to ensure you don’t lose whatever you intend to move. This is why properly securing your long item to the car or truck you intend on transporting it on. When securing lighter items we suggest using a small rope as long as you can tie a good knot. If you’re not the greatest with knots consider double tieing in if this is the only option you have. For heavy items, we suggest using ratchet straps to secure your long item (lumber, poles, pipe, ladders, etc) when possible. We do not recommend using bungee cords for securing anything under any circumstances. They are too stretchy and simply can’t be counted on 100%. The last thing you need is an insurance claim.

Red flag rules.

Do I have to tie a red flag on anything that sticks out of the back or front of my vehicle? The rule of thumb on this is if it sticks out more than 3 feet, yes. It doesn’t matter if it extends 3 feet from the front bumper or 3 feet from the rear bumper down low, or on top on the hood, or in racks. If it protrudes more than 3 feet in either direction, you must attach a red-colored warning flag to each protruding end.

What the laws say about objects protruding from the front or rear of vehicles.

Considering the safety of other motorists as well as public property, there are various laws in place to limit how far an item can overhang or protrude the rear end of vehicles. They also cover properly marking the item being transported at each end. As mentioned earlier if you choose not to properly flag or mark the protrusion you could be subject to a ticket or a fine or both. The USDOT has federal regulations that cover this area of the law. It basically says that if you have something protruding over 3 feet in the front and/or 4 feet from the rear of the car or truck it must be properly marked with a red or orange safety flag. It should be noted that objects protruding more than 4 inches from the sides of a vehicle must be properly marked as well.

Proper marking of objects protruding from the front or rear of your vehicle.

During daylight hours. During daylight hours protrusions can be marked with a red or orange safety/warning colored flag. Flags must be a minimum of 18 inches square.

During nighttime hours. During the hours of darkness, objects protruding from vehicles must be illuminated with a red lamp placed at the far rear extreme of the item protruding from the rear.

Examples of items that may be too long for your car or truck.

  • Lumber
  • Poles
  • Ladders
  • Pipe
  • Building materials
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Surfboards
  • Nursery stock
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    Considering the USDOT doesn’t have authority on state and local roads, let’s look at the individual state laws on items sticking out (protruding) from vehicles.

     

     

     

    Washington State Shipping Regulations

    Washington State Shipping Regulations

    2021 Washington state shipping laws, regulations, and limitations for heavy-haul trucking and oversize loads.

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    Maximum legal limits without requiring a permit.

    Maximum legal limits. Standard Metric
    Length: 75 feet. 22.8 meters.
    Width: 8 feet, 6 inches. 2.6 meters.
    Height: 14 feet. 4.2 meters.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds. 36,287 kilograms.
    Overhang: 15 feet from the rear, 3 feet from the front. 4.5 meters from the rear, 91 cm from the front.
    Notes: Rear overhang is measured from the center to the rear axles. The front is measured from the bumper.

    Washington maximum limit information details.

    Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit maximums.

    Oversize/overweight transport/trucking permits routinely issued by Washington WSDOT.

    Maximum routine permit limits Standard Metric
    Length: Case-by-case basis.
    Width: 14 feet on 2-lanes. 16 feet 4-lanes. 4.2 and 4.8 meters.
    Height: 16 feet. 4.8 meters.
    Weight: Some routes up to 200,000 pounds. 90,718 kilograms.
    Overhang: 15 feet from the rear, 4 feet from the front. 4.5 meters. 91 cm.
    Notes: non-divisible loads can not be made smaller or lighter. Exception: Dozers have blades detached and sitting on the trailer. No multiple blades. Loaders may have bucket detached as long as it is a pertinent piece for the loader being transported. No multiple buckets allowed.

    Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit information details.

    Washington overhang in-depth clarification.

    Washington superload information.

    Shipments in excess of the following weights/dimensions are classified as superloads in Washington.

    Superload size/weight classification Standard Metric
    Length: 125+ feet on some routes 38.1+ meters.
    Width: 16 + feet. 4.8+ meters.
    Height: 16+ feet. 4.8+ meters.
    Weight: 200,000+ pounds. 90,718+ kilograms.
    Overhang: 15+ feet, case-by-case. 4.5+.
    Notes: Superloads have finely detailed instructions clearly printed on the official permit. Any discrepancies should be discussed with the issuing Washington superload permit office official prior to commencing movement/transport.

    Washington superload information in-depth.

    Permitted travel times and restrictions.

    When pilot cars/escorts are required.

    Pilot car/escort vehicle requirements.

    Required shipment markings, signs, flags and lights.

    Additional information.

    Washington DOT (WSDOT) locations and contact information.

    Washington WSDOT contact information and other helpful links.

    Washington State Department of Transportation
    921 Lakeridge Way
    PO Box 47367
    Olympia, WA  98504-6340

     

    Ports of entry:
    The ports do NOT issue permits in the State of Washington.
    Bow Hill: (I-5 S) 360-766-6196, Plymouth: (I-82 N) 509-734-7043, Ridgefield: (I-5 N) 360-887-8231, Spokane: (I-90 W) 509-226-3366

    Email: if you know of a good one please leave it below.
    Help telephone line: 360-704-6340
    Fax: 360-704-6350
    Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:o0 pm.

    Pacific Time Zone

     

    See also:

    Washington State trucking company directory.
    Washington State pilot cars and truck escorts.
    Washington heavy-haul and oversize trucking permits.

    Click here for the State DOT Website for oversize and over-weight hauling permits.
    Click here for Washington State road & highway conditions.

    Washington cities serviced.

    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 Washington State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

     

    Oregon State Shipping Regulations

    Oregon State Shipping Regulations

    2021 Oregon state shipping laws, regulations, and limitations for heavy-haul trucking and oversize loads.

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    Maximum legal limits without requiring a permit.

    Maximum legal limits. Standard Metric
    Length: Determined by trailer length: 53 feet max. 16.1 meters maximum trailer length.
    Width: 8 feet, 6 inches. 2.6 meters.
    Height: 14 feet. 4.2 meters.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds. 36,287 kilograms.
    Overhang: 5 feet from the rear, 4 feet from the front. 1.5 meters from the rear, 1.2 meters from the front.
    Notes: Some roads require a permit for a 53 feet trailer. Overhangs must be day flagged or night illuminated.

    Oregon legal maximum limit information in detail.

    Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit maximums.

    Oversize/overweight transport/trucking permits routinely issued by ODOT.

    Maximum routine permit limits Standard Metric
    Length: 80 feet overall depending on routing. 24.3 meters.
    Width: 15 feet. 4.5 meters.
    Height: 17 feet. 5.1 meters.
    Weight: 98,000-105,000 lbs depending on the route. 44,452 kilograms.
    Overhang: No set limit. Depends on the route.
    Notes: Overhang can not exceed more than 1/3 of the total combined wheelbase length: first front to last rear axle.

    Routinely issued oversize/overweight permit information in detail.

    Oregon overhang in-depth clarification.

    Oregon superload information.

    Shipments in excess of the following weights/dimensions are classified as superloads in Oregon.

    Superload size/weight classification Standard Metric
    Length: 150+ feet. 45.7+ meters.
    Width: 14 feet on 2 lane – 16+ feet on Interstate. 4.2+ and 4.8+ meters.
    Height: 17+ feet. 5.1+ meters.
    Weight: Over 105,000 lbs on some routes. 47,627+ kilograms.
    Overhang: 4+ feet. 1.21+ meters.
    Notes: Superloads have finely detailed instructions clearly printed on the official permit. Any discrepancies should be discussed with the issuing ODOT superload permit office official prior to commencing movement/transport.

    Oregon superload information in-depth.

    Permitted travel times and restrictions.

    When pilot cars/escorts are required.

    Pilot car/escort vehicle requirements.

    Required shipment markings, signs, flags and lights.

    Additional information.

    Oregon DOT (ODOT) locations and contact information.

    Oregon ODOT contact information and other helpful links.

    Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Division – Over-Dimensional Permit Unit.
    Dept. of Transportation Permits Office
    Motor Carrier Transport OS/OD Permit Unit
    550 Capitol Street, NE
    Salem, OR   97301
    Telephone: 503-373-0000
    Trip Permits: (503) 378-6699
    Fuel Permits: (503) 373-1634
    Hours: 7 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday (Wed. closed from 12-1 pm). PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME.

    Note: When applying in Oregon for overweight permits you should know they have a strict bridge formula which may delay permit issuance depending on the route. Also, some counties require permits for travel as well so be sure to ask. Permits are valid for 10 days only.

    See also:

    ODOT oversize information website.
    Oregon road closures and conditions.
    Oregon pilot car and truck escorts.
    Oregon heavy haul and oversize trucking companies
    Oregon oversize and overweight trucking permits.

     

    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 Oregon State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

     

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    Maximum width on interstates, highways, roads. Commercial or private.

    What are the maximum legal length, width, height, and weight limits allowed on roads, highways, or Interstates?

    The legal maximum length, width, height, and weight permitted to travel, tow, or transport on local roads, highways, or Interstates in the United States and Canada are as follows.

    Maximum legal limits Standard Metric
    Length: 65 feet. 19.8 meters.
    Width: 8 feet, 6 inches. 2.6 meters.
    Height: 13 feet, 6 inches. 4.1 meters.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds. 36,287 kilograms.
    Notes: Always verify state/provincial legal limits prior to movement/transport.

    These rules pertain to single personal vehicles (towed or otherwise), commercial motor vehicles including semi-tractors, trailers, and buses. Mirrors and certain safety devices (such as flags, etc.) may be permitted to protrude a “reasonable” distance further. Always obtain official consultation about any protrusion(s) you may have by contacting your state/provincial DOT office prior to any movement. Local city/county roads may vary from the maximum length/width/height/weight limits governed by federal guidelines.

    Exceptions:

    Within the state of Hawaii commercial motor vehicles are permitted the following maximum width on all highways (unless otherwise posted on the road by sign): Standard: 9 feet or 108 inches. Metric: 2.74 meters or 274 centimeters.

    These roads usually have signs posted that display the maximum legal width permitted without obtaining a special travel permit. You should always inquire about the maximum widths permitted by the governing body of the particular road prior to traveling on it in order to prevent a fine or worse. In some situations depending on the width of the vehicle or shipment size, a route survey will be required prior to being granted permission to travel.

    Maximum width allowed.

    Maximum width laws are created to protect motorists and public assets. Know the maximums.

    The importance of setting maximum widths for vehicles.

    Safety and protection of motorists and public property are the primary reasons regulations have been set for maximum vehicle length/width/height/weight limitations.

    A standard was required based on the dimensions of the existing roads that would protect any/all persons operating a motor vehicle on highways, roads, and Interstates. It should be noted public property is placed at risk for damage as well. Should motorists accidentally hit one of the many existing obstructions such as guard rails, signs, traffic signal poles, etc. liability while ultimately is the motorists, if it is not reported the state is required to repair damages which then is passed on to the taxpayers in both the USA and Canada. So maximum widths were created to protect both human lives but public property as well.

    Maximum width allowed

    Maximum vehicle width permitted on highways. Image credit FHWA.

    Noteworthy information:

    “Federal width limits do not apply to special mobile equipment, which consists of self-propelled vehicles not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally moved over the highways. Special mobile equipment includes the following, when moving under their own power: military or farm equipment; instruments of husbandry; road construction or maintenance machinery; and emergency apparatus, including police and fire emergency equipment. Federal rules do not require States to issue overwidth permits before allowing the operation of special mobile equipment. However, if States wish to allow other vehicles more than 102 inches wide (i.e. non-special mobile equipment) to operate on the NN, then States must issue special overwidth permits.” Reference Credit: FHWA website.

    History:

    “The Federal Government first enacted size regulations for CMVs with the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. This Act provided a maximum vehicle width of 96 inches (2.44 meters) on the Interstate highway system. Subsequently, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1976 increased the allowable width for buses to 102 inches (2.6 meters). The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) of 1982 extended the same width requirement of 102 inches to commercial trucks. At the same time, the STAA expanded the highway network on which the Federal width provision applied from the Interstate to the National Network (NN) of highways.” Reference Credit: FHWA website.

     

    Related links:

    See regulations for maximum load limitations.
    Learn what a route survey is.
    The maximum length allowed on roads, highways, and interstates.
    Maximum legal load sizes.
    Multi-state and regional permits.

     

     

    How to start a pilot car business. Become a pilot car driver.

    How to start a pilot car business. We’re here to help.

    Over the last few decades, we’ve had hundreds of people contact us and inquire how to start a pilot car business of their own and become a pilot car driver. After attempting to deal with all of these inquiries we felt the best thing to do was create a standardized instruction guide or road map that tells it just how it is. Especially when we have a shortage of pilot car companies in so many geographic locations in North America – we need to bring in thousands of new companies. 

    Our perspective was changed a few years ago when someone shared a youtube video link with us that depicted a guy stating he could earn an extra $500 a day using his vehicle as a pilot car. He went on to explain how he preferred to be at home more often (but enjoy the opportunity to travel), enjoy an occasional whiskey drink with a cigar, and eating steak. I think you can search for it and purchase their armchair, whiskey steaks recipe for about $350. He seemed a little vague about things like regulations, certification, insurance, safety equipment, a business license but perhaps that’s all covered in the “package” offered.

    It became immediately clear we needed to get involved with helping others obtain affordable pilot car business start-up knowledge. The entire industry as a whole is affected by this shortage.  Clearly, we needed to become more proactive by stepping up and writing a realistic, affordable plan for those interested in starting a profitable and properly functioning pilot car company. Not only teach folks the basic ropes but offer it for a fair price which is difficult. Most of the information is considered proprietary in a very niche industry that has provided our families incomes for our entire lifetimes. However, with the pilot car shortage, we have in North America someone is going to have to inspire and direct others.

    After operating for over 18 years online we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do what we do best. Help people. So, we designed a detailed and inclusive package that will steer folks interested in starting their own pilot car business in the proper direction. While we do have to charge for our time we feel the price is very affordable considering what we’re providing you with inside information on exactly how the industry works and what you will be required to have and expect to get your pilot car company in business and rolling down the road. Plus to help offset the start-up costs we give you a free premium year in our PiloTrac directory (valued at $70).

    Start a pilot car company.

    We’re here to help you get your new pilot car company rolling. Our business insider guide on how to successfully start and maintain your own pilot car company will give you precisely what you need to get your new company going and on the road.

     

     

    For $100.00 we give you the real information you need to get your company up and running successfully. Clearly, our industry has a shortage of pilot car company business owners and operators. We need for you to succeed.

    Below are just a few highlights of the direction we try to point you in.

    Pretty much every state is going to want you to register your business with a minimum of a DBA or “doing business as”. You may decide you would rather start a corporation (Inc.) or a limited liability company (LLC.) once you get going but a DBA may be the right choice for you depending on the laws in your state. We suggest you speak with a licensed attorney about what entity is best for your business as each person’s circumstances are different. There are many factors to consider like taxes, marital status, joint incomes, the amount of money you bring into your household, and of course liability. With a DBA you can get your pants sued off of you in the unfortunate event you made a decision that resulted in property damages or worse caused bodily injury to someone. Have you ever heard someone say: “you can sue my company but please don’t sue me”? Well, if your corporation or LLC is properly set up and you are working for it then it would more than likely be the corporate body bearing the responsibility resulting from your actions. But again – consult a professional attorney in your state. Once you’ve determined your best option you can move on to things like considering obtaining your flaggers license and dealing with any state insurance and training qualifications that may be required. What we teach in our “How to start a pilot car company” kit is to explain all of the ins and outs that are necessary to get your idea off of the ground and get you into our industry. There is ALWAYS a shortage of good, professional pilot car companies.

    We teach you the ins/outs of starting and operating your own pilot car company.

    • How to figure out what type of business model is best for you to start your pilot car company.
    • Insurance requirements for pilot car companies and issues to consider.
    • Choosing a vehicle that meets the minimum requirements in order to operate legally in the capacity of a pilot car vehicle.
    • States/Provinces that require pilot car vehicle operators to have certifications and where to get them.
    • What NASTO, SASHTO, MAASTO and WASHTO is and what regions they cover.
    • Required equipment (as suggested by the FMCSA) and minimum requirements.
    • How to get set up for the height-pole pilot car industry.
    • How to get customers so your pilot car company can start making money.
    • Tips on how to operate a pilot car in a professional manner to protect motorists.
    • Invoice template examples and creating them. So your new pilot car company can get paid quickly.
    • What is expected of pilot car vehicle operators? From the driver and pre-trip safety checks and planning.
    • How to create your own “package” to exchange with trucking companies. What you need and what you need from them.
    • Industry rates and what to charge for your pilot car service based on geographic location.
    • Online strategies on how to get your name out there and develop a serious online presence affordably if not free.
    • Basics of how to perform a route survey (done correctly).

    Learn how to properly turn your idea into a real company that is up and running. Our simple guide teaches you how to take the path of least resistance. Avoid the pitfalls of “learning as you go” and save time, hassle, money. Run legal, safe, and confident.

    Learn exactly what a pilot car company needs in order to safely operate.

    There are laws and legalities that govern exactly what needs to be on board a vehicle that is operating in the capacity of a pilot car company. We bring you completely up to speed on exactly what is required in 2020 from professionals that have over 100 years of experience combined. Again, it’s pretty easy to get into our industry and make very good money locally and long haul but earning $500 a week easy, and starting tomorrow, legally and properly it’s simply not going to happen. However, you can get your foot in the door affordably by following our small course and you can also make a lot more than 500 bucks a week – top runners make that in a day. This is NOT AN UP-SALE.

    To own a successful pilot car company you need to know where to get customers.

    In order to properly start any company, you need to know where to go in order to get work. In our training kit (How to start a pilot car company) we show you exactly where to go and how to go about getting customers. Not only that but we also show you how to set yourself up where it counts the most so you actually have an online presence and are in the mix with oversize trucking companies. After all, that’s the business industry we service: oversize, heavy-haul, and pilot car companies. Not only that but our industry needs more new dependable and reliable pilot car companies so the more we can bring on the better! Think long and hard when considering purchasing our pilot car company business starter kit before trying to just go on your own with web searches and word of mouth. We cut straight to the chase and show you exactly what you will need and where to get it.

    Loadboard example.
    Our loadboard is full of direct customers looking for quotes from our oversize and heavy haul trucking companies and we know exactly how to connect pilot car companies with carriers.

    Work smarter not harder –  “How to start a pilot car company”.

    Get our start-up package for over 50% off during 2021 only. We strongly support our industry and need you to succeed so we can ship more goods.

    No PayPal account is required. Simply look for the option during the first part of checkout.

    Please note: this is a digital download. We manually process orders Monday – Friday 9-4 PST. We check for orders multiple times daily and process any as quickly as possible so you can get started. Check your email inbox a few hours after ordering or possibly the following business day for your attached purchase.

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    WideloadShipping.com

     

     

    Missouri State Shipping Regulations


    2021 Missouri shipping laws, regulations, rules, and limitations for oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits.

    Please share your knowledge of Missouri state shipping regulations with other visitors below.

     

    Do I need a trucking permit? Legal load limits.

    Missouri maximum load limits until and trucking permits are required.

    Length: 53 feet maximum. If you overhang in either direction on a 53-foot trailer (even a 1/2 inch) you are required to obtain a permit.
    Width:  8 feet  6 inches.
    Height: 13 feet 6 inches.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds GVW.

    Routine oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits.

    These maximum dimensions/weights are considered routine oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits in MO:

    Length: 53 feet is the maximum. Over 90 feet combined overall requires 1 rear escort.  120 feet can be permitted. Anything over is a superload.
    Width: Figure up to 14 feet as a routine permit. Some routes/distances may qualify as routine, see: state laws.
    Height: 14 feet and 6 inches depending on routing/distance. To see if others qualify see the above “state laws” link.
    Weight:  Single axle 20,000 pounds, 46,000 pounds on tandem axles, tridem axles 60,000 pounds (no more than 21,000 on any single in combination), quad axles 72,000 pounds (no more than 19,000 pounds on any single axle configurations), 5 axles 104,000 pounds, 6 axles 120,000 pounds, 7 axles (config. 1-2-4) 130,000 pounds, 8 axles 160,000 pounds, 9 axles (config. 1-4-4) 156,000 pounds.
    Overhang: Anything over 53 feet in length requires a permit. If you overhang or are in excess of 53 feet by a 1/2 inch you are required to obtain a permit.

    Missouri superloads.

    Requirements for extra-heavy or over-dimensional (superloads in MO):

    All superload shipments are required to have a minimum of 2 million dollars in single limit combined liability insurance. For simplicity, a superload in Missouri is any shipment in excess of the above dimensions or weights listed above in “routine”. For complete details of state laws.

    Missouri load long and heavy.

    When a pilot car or escort vehicles are required.

    Heavy-haul or oversize loads may be required to be accompanied by an escort vehicle or pilot car if:

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    Length: 90 feet overall length requires 1 rear/ chase pilot car or escort vehicle if the highway is not divided.
    Width:

    • 12 feet and under requires no escort.
    • 12 feet and 4 inches will require 1 rear/chase escort vehicle. 1 escort vehicle and 1 pilot car are required on non-designated roads.

    Height:

    • 15 feet 6 inches on 2 lane undivided roads requires a high pole pilot car.
    • 15 feet on divided highways requires 1 pilot car with a height pole. May need route survey and bucket trucks.

    Overhang:

    • Anytime the length of the load exceeds 53 feet 1 pilot car is required. Over 90 feet overall may require 1 pilot car and 1 escort.

    Notes: If the shipment consists of 2 dimensions being over the legal limits 1 pilot car and 1 escort vehicle are required.

    Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements, certifications.

    In order to operate a pilot car or escort vehicle in the state of Missouri you are required to have a minimum of the following:

    Missouri state laws say pilot car/escort vehicles must be a standard size and have unrestricted vision in the front and rear. The vehicle must be in safe operating condition. “Oversize Load” signs must be displayed towards the front or rear, whichever is applicable. Signs must not be visible when not in service. Signs must be a minimum of 5 feet in length and 1 foot in height. Signs must have a yellow background color with thick (1-inch minimum) black clear, professional print quality lettering. All escort vehicles must be equipped with safety-colored red or orange fluorescent flags that can be mounted on both sides of the front of lead pilot car vehicles or both rear sides of chase escort vehicles. All vehicles involved in shipment must have 2-way radio capabilities. Insurance requirements must be a minimum of $50,000 for personal injury per person. $200,000 for accident/property damage and/or combined single limit liability of $250,000.

    Note: Flaggers or any person directing or altering traffic is required to have a “flaggers certification” and be flagger certified.

    Travel Restrictions.

    Travel is restricted if over 12’ 4” wide in most areas to 6:30 am (or a half-hour after sunrise) until 9:00 am then resume at 3:30 pm until 6:00 pm (or a half-hour before sunset). If over 14’ wide no movement on Saturday or Sunday at all.  You may move Monday thru Friday but only. For now, consider this info as a basic guideline for estimates only. Please call the State of Missouri for exact laws. And always be sure to read the instructions on your permit(s).

    Missouri DOT contact information.

    Physical address and MDOT contact information:
    Missouri Department of Transportation, Motor Carriers, Special Permit Office
    PO Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102
    Phone: 573-751-2871
    Permit office hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am until 3:45 pm.
    Missouri legal guidelines: Missouri oversize and heavy-haul regulation laws printed by the state.

    Missouri oversize and heavy-haul shipping regulations, permits.

    Missouri cities serviced.

    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 Missouri State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

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    Missouri oversize, heavy haul trucking companies, and pilot car for hire:

    Missouri pilot cars and trucking escorts.
    Missouri oversize and heavy-haul trucking companies.

     

    Manitoba shipping regulations

    2021 Manitoba DOT shipping laws, regulations, and limitations, for oversize and heavy-haul trucking over the roads and highways of Manitoba Canada.

    Please share your expertise of knowledge with our other visitors below.

    Legal limits.

    Length: The overall maximum length without a permit is 23 meters.
    Width: The maximum width allowed without a permit is 2.6 meters.
    Height: 4.15 meters is the maximum height allowed by Manitoba DOT without a permit.
    Weight: 9,100 kg on steer (seems high to us so NOT a confirmed number –  use reference link below), tandem axles: 17,000 kgs, tridem: 17,000 kgs,  or 3 axle combination with proper spacing of a 23,700, quadem: 31,600 kgs, 5 axle: 39,500 kgs and 6 axles: 46,500 kgs. Let me refer you to our reference on this for clarification from Manitoba DOT as there are different weight classes.
    Overhang: 3′ 3″ (1 meter) in front or rear.

    Routine heavy-haul and oversize trucking permits.

    Length: 30 meters in length is about all you are going to get.
    Width: 5 meters wide for routine permits depending on routing.
    Height: Depending on routing as Manitoba DOT has designated routes the maximum height is 4.8 meters.
    Weight: We were unable to get a solid figure. Manitoba DOT has different zones for weight restrictions so it all depends on which zone you need to travel in. See Manitoba DOT zone map.
    Overhang: Manitoba is overhang laws with permits.

    Travel times and restrictions.

    Daylight travel times are defined as from sunrise to sunset in Manitoba. No travel is permitted after 3 PM on Fridays during the summer months for shipments in excess of 3.4 meters (11′ 2″) wide on seasonal restricted roads. In the spring shipments in excess of 4.6 meters (15′) in width are not allowed to travel on roads during the spring restriction times. On routes that are not seasonally restricted you may proceed (multiple lane roads) until 3 PM as long as you are no wider than 3.7 meters in width (12′ 2″) on Friday and resume travel on Saturday at sunrise however if you are in excess of 25 meters in length (82′) you are not permitted to travel after 3 PM on Fridays during the summer months if you are on a seasonally restricted highway and resume on Saturday at sunrise – you are allowed however to travel on holidays. Sunday travel is permitted for loads up to 3.85 meters (12′ 7″) in width on all roads that have no seasonal restrictions. On a single lane highway on holidays you can not exceed 3.4 meters (11′ 2″) in order to travel. On multiple lane roads, you can travel only if you are less than 3.7 meters (12′ 2″). This is very confusing so always refer to your permit for final verification but to help the matter lets go over the restricted routes:

    • Highway 1 from Falcon Lake to the Manitoba/Ontario border.
    • Highway 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 44, 307, 313, 317.
    • Highway 10 from the US border to Riding Mountain National Park.
    • Highway 11 but only north of highway 44.
    • Highway 12 but only north of highway 15.
    • Highway 59 from the west boundary line of Brokenhead to Grand Beach and the South perimeter of St. Malo

    Here is the Manitoba link for spring road restrictions with zones to help you with interpretation. Holidays observed are New years day, Provincial day, Good Friday, Victoria day, Canada day, Family day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing day.

    Superload information.

    We will do more research on superloads in Manitoba in the future. The Manitoba DOT documentation does not cover or mention much about them so we will need to speak with someone on the phone. We are able to see that they are well versed in shipping superloads as they mention in their online documentation that there will make arrangements to remove roadside signs and replace them for shipments that are in excess of the road width. We will get back to this section soon but in the meantime appreciate any comments you may be able to leave for other visitors below.

    Pilot car are escort vehicle information.

    Manitoba DOT requires you to have a pilot car if your shipment is in excess of any of the following regulated limits:

    Length: Shipments that are in excess of 30 meters (98′ 5″) long require 1 pilot car/escort vehicle on the rear of the shipment on all roads. For shipments that include a booster of a jeep that is over 31 meters (101′ 9″), you are required to have 1 rear pilot car vehicle on all roads.
    Width: If your shipment is in excess of 4.6 meters (15′) wide then you are required to have 1 front pilot car on single lane roads and 1 rear pilot car/escort on multiple lane roads. If your load is in excess of 3.66 meters (12′) but less than 4.55 meters ( 14′ 7″) then you are permitted to travel at night as long as you have 1 front and 1 read pilot car/escort vehicle on all roads and highways. Mobile homes can travel at night on multiple lane roads as long as it does not exceed 5 meters wide (16′ 4″) but are required to have 1 pilot car on the rear.
    Height: If you are approved for a shipment that is over the legal limits Manitoba DOT has designated routes and you are not required to have a pilot car.
    Weight: As long as your shipment is able to maintain the minimum speed requirements you will more than likely not be required to have a pilot car as long as your shipment is overweight only.
    Overhang: Overhang is approved on a case-by-case basis. Check with the Manitoba DOT for further information to see if your shipment will require a pilot car due to excessive overhang.

    Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements.

    Pilot car/escort vehicle operators are required to take a Manitoba DOT certification course in order to operate in this province. The certification program is recognized by all US jurisdictions that require PEVO except for New York state. Your vehicle is required to have a lighted sign box that is a minimum of 180 cm x 35 cm x 10 cm (72″ x 14″ x 4″), 2 – 175 mm (7″) diameter flashing lights mounted on the top of the sign-box on each side with 2 amber strobing or rotating lights a minimum of 203 mm (8″) mounted between the flashing lights on top of the box as well. The sign-box must light up and be visible from a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). The sign-box must have either a red and white D sign or a yellow with black lettering stating “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD”,  OR “LONG LOAD”. If you have the “D” sign your letter must be no less than 20 cm (8″) in height with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. If you have the yellow sign your lettering must be no less than 20 cm (8″) with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. The sign-box must be mounted on the top of the vehicle and covered when not in operation. You are also expected to have the following items inside of the vehicle: CB radio or high powered 2-way radio, first aid kit, fire extinguisher type A, B & C of at least 2 liters, 3 reflective road triangles, 3 traffic cones, reflective vest (worn while working), slow/stop sign, 3 red or orange safety colored flags no less than 40 x 40 cm (16″ x 16″), nose cone flashlight and a hard hat.

    To operate in Manitoba you must obtain a light permit. More information is available by calling: 204-985-0920

    Shipment, truck, and trailer markings.

    Truck, trailer, and shipment required signs, banners, and flags in Manitoba:

    All trucks that are hauling oversize or overweight loads must have a strobing, flashing or rotating amber light mounted to the roof that is visible from 360 degrees at a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). All 4 outermost corners of the overall shipment and any obtrusive points must have flags mounted to them that are safety red or orange in color no less than 40 cm x 40 cm (16″ x 16″) and have the flags exchanged for lighting if moving during the night. A sign stating the nature of the load; “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD” or “LONG LOAD” must be mounted to the front and rear of the overall shipment. Signs must be a minimum of 12′ in height and 6′ in width with a yellow background and black letting with lettering thickness no less than 4 cm (1 5/8″) thick.

    Manitoba DOT contact and other information.

    Manitoba DOT – Central Permit Office
    Telephone help line, Winnipeg; 877-812-0009 or 204-945-3961 (compliance: 204-945-3890)
    Fax line: 204-945-3961
    Hours of service: 7:30 AM until 6 PM Monday thru Friday – CENTRAL TIME ZONE.
    Manitoba DOT oversize and overweight trucking permits website.
    Manitoba spring thaw road restrictions information.
    Manitoba DOT axle and axle group weight definitions and restrictions.
    Manitoba province current road conditions and closure information.

    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 Manitoba Province DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

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    See also:

    Manitoba frost and thaw laws.
    Frost law introduction.
    Manitoba road closures and reports.
    How to start a pilot car company.
    Manitoba heavy-haul trucking companies.
    Manitoba pilot cars and truck escorts.

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    Montana state shipping regulations.

    Montana state shipping regulations.

    2021 Montana oversize and over-weight shipping laws and regulations.

    Official 2021 Montana state over the road transport laws, regulations, and guidelines. Legal maximum dimensions and/or weight limits. Shipments in excess of the following weights/dimensions will require special permit approval from the state.

    Maximum dimensions/weights allowed without a permit.

    Any shipment exceeding any of the following dimensions or weights requires a special permit issued from the state.

    Length: 75 feet maximum combined total overall.
    Width: 8’6″.
    Height: 14 feet.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds. 20,000 pounds on any steer axle. Divisible loads may exceed 80,000 without an overweight permit as long as all axle group spacings and weights are legal. Truck drivers must have a special DMV endorsement for additional weight.

    Maximum dimensions/weights of routinely permitted shipments.

    If a proposed shipment is in excess of any of the following dimensions or weights it is considered a superload. Superloads require extensive review in order to be granted permits.

    Length: 110 feet (33.528 meters).
    Width: 18 feet (5.4864 meters).
    Height:  17 feet (5.1816 meters) on most routes.
    Weight: 100,000 pounds (45359.237 kilograms).

    When pilot cars/escort vehicles are required.

    If your shipment pertains to any of the following you will be required to have pilot cars or escorts.

    Length: On two-lane roads over 105′ one pilot car or escort vehicle in the rear is required. Four lanes over 120’ only require one pilot car or escort vehicle in the rear.
    Width: Two lanes over 12′ one pilot car or escort vehicle in front. Two lanes over 14′ one pilot car or escort vehicle in front and one pilot car or escort vehicle in the rear. Four lanes 14′ to 18′ one pilot car or escort in the rear.
    Height: Not Specified; Up to the company because they are responsible for all structures.

    Travel times and holiday restrictions.

    Continuous travel is permitted for loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 15′-6″ high, or 110′ in length.  Daylight hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Saturday and Sunday travel is allowed for loads not exceeding 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length except on designated highways – refer to your actual permit instructions.

    Restricted travel routes should be documented on your permit. Restricted routes do not permit travel after 3:00 pm Friday thru Saturday, and from 12:00 PM on Sunday until sunrise on Monday if the dimensions exceed 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or 110′ in length. No travel is permitted after 4:00 pm Friday until Monday morning if the dimensions exceed 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length.

    Holiday travel is usually permitted for loads that do not exceed: 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or 110′ in length.

    Superload information.

    Superload (class 1) Loads exceeding 18 feet wide up to 34 feet wide, 17 feet high up to 24 feet high, and/or 150 feet long up to 200 feet long, must obtain the appropriate department district administrator or designee approval of a completed super-load permit application. The department’s decision on a complete super-load application for these dimensions must be issued within two working days of a properly completed application submittal. At the discretion of the MCS administrator or designee, any restricted travel may be waived.

    Superload (class 2) Loads exceeding 34 feet wide, 24 feet high, and/or 200 feet long must obtain the appropriate department district administrator or designee approval of the super-load permit application. The department’s decision on a super-load application for these dimensions must be issued within five working days of a properly completed application submittal. At the discretion of the MCS administrator or designee, any restricted travel may be waived.

    Truck & trailer. Required lights, signs, banners, flags, etc.

    (1) Vehicles exceeding 10 feet in width must:

    (a) Display a sign with the words “OVERSIZE LOAD” or similar wording which must be mounted at any visible height on the front and rear of the load. Letters shall not be less than 8 inches in height. The letters shall be black in color on a yellow colored background with the exception of digital signs.

    (b) On the power unit, flashing amber lights, a minimum of five inches in diameter, 50 candlepower, 60 to 90 flashes per minute, shall be mounted at each end of the oversize load sign and visible 360 degrees. A single revolving light or strobe light may be substituted for flashing lights. Lights shall be flashing at all times when moving an oversize vehicle or load.

    (2) Pilot vehicles may be required under ARM 18.8.511A in lieu of “oversize load” signs and flashing lights.

    (3) Towing vehicles must be equipped with two-way radio communications if pilot vehicles are required under ARM 18.8.511A.

    (4) Oversize load signs must be removed from the vehicle upon completion of the highway movement which necessitated the signs.

    Reference credit: 18.8.510B Oversize load signs.

    Pilot cars/escort vehicles. Required lights, signs, banners, flags, etc.

    (1) A pilot vehicle may be any passenger car or two-axle truck a minimum of 60 inches wide. The maximum manufacturer’s rating for the pilot vehicle shall not exceed a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds. Service or mechanic trucks owned or contracted by the permittee and used as a pilot vehicle shall not exceed a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds. A pilot vehicle may not exceed legal limits of size and weight. Trucks used as pilot vehicles shall be clearly distinguished from and identifiable as the escort vehicle. A pilot vehicle may pull a trailer or carry any item or equipment which:

    (a) is within legal limits of size and weight;

    (b) allows an unobstructed view of the flashing lights and signs used by the pilot vehicle;

    (c) complies with all state traffic laws; and

    (d) possesses current registration and valid insurance.

    (2) Service or mechanic trucks used as pilot vehicles must not have a utility box that extends above the cab more than 12 inches or beyond the width of the cab more than 6 inches on either side.

    (3) A sign with the words “oversize load” or similar wording shall be visible from the front of the vehicle and rear of the vehicle at all times when piloting an oversize load. Letters shall not be less than 8 inches in height. The letters shall be black in color on a yellow colored background with the exception of digital signs. When not being operated as a pilot vehicle, signs must be removed.

    (4) Flashing amber lights, visible 360 degrees, shall be mounted at each end of a sign with the words “oversize load” or similar wording, on the roof of the pilot vehicle. A revolving or strobe light may be substituted for flashing lights. Lights shall be flashing at all times when piloting an oversize load.

    (5) All pilot vehicles shall be equipped with two-way communication.

    (6) Pilot vehicles must remain within 1,000 feet of the permitted vehicle or load.

    Reference credit: Regulations and equipment for pilot vehicles as defined in ARM 18.8.510(A).

    How to apply for oversize/weight trucking permits.

    Montana Motor Carrier Service Division
    2701 Prospect Avenue
    Helena, Montana 59620

    Phone: 406-444-6130 or 406-444-7262
    Permits are valid for 3 days.  The basic fee is $10.00
    More information.

    Mountain Time ZoneMontana DOT regulations

    See also:
    Montana frost/thaw restrictions.

    Resource credits:
    Montana permit restrictions.
    Montana rule subchapter 18.8.6.

    The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers, and pilot car companies. Every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information however you must verify it with the Montana State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.
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    Nebraska State Shipping Regulations

    Nebraska State Shipping Regulations

    2021 Nebraska state shipping laws, rules, regulations, limitations for oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits.

    Nebraska oversize, heavy-haul trucking permits.

    Nebraska oversize and heavy-haul trucking companies for hire.
    Nebraska pilot car companies for hire.
    Nebraska oversize and heavy-haul permits.

    Do I need a trucking permit? Legal load limits.

    Nebraska maximum load limits until a trucking permit are required.

    Length: Overall no longer than 85 feet on designated highways.  The trailer length maximum is 53 feet.
    Weight: 80,000 pounds GVW, 20,000 pounds on a single axle, 34,000 pounds on tandem axles.
    Width:  8 feet and 6 inches.
    Height: 13 feet and 6 inches
    Overhang: No set rules, case-by-case.  We figure 3 feet of front or rear should be safe but by no means is that policy. For clarification be sure to refer to your permit.
    Notes: For documentation refer to Nebraska legal limitations for transport.

    Routine oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits.

    These maximum dimensions/weights are considered routine oversize or heavy-haul trucking permits in Texas:

    Length: Up to 120 feet long is routine. Anything over will be assessed but limits are relaxed.
    Weight: They do not use the federal bridge formula. 20,000 pounds per axle is the maximum. Anything over 110,000 pounds combined overall is going to be a superload. 20,000 pounds on a single axle, 40,000 pounds on tandem axles, 60,000 pounds on tridum axles, 80,000 pounds on quadem axles.  A Dummy axle must carry a minimum of 8,000 pounds or 8% of the gross total weight.
    Width: Figure up to 14 feet as a routine permit.  They are strict on width and over 14 feet wide is going to be looked at as superload unless it’s a light load. Case-by-case but if you are heavy you may need approval from Lincoln, NE (up to 5 days processing times).
    Height: Up to 14 feet and  6 inches is considered routine and some routes may require a high pole. If you are over 16’ feet a high pole is mandatory.

    Nebraska superloads.

    Requirements for extra-heavy or over-dimensional (superloads in NE):

    For the purpose of this reading, you can figure superload dimensions are anything that is in excess of the dimensions or weights mentioned above in “routine”. If you are close then it will be up to the state to determine if you must file for your permit as a superload or not. See actual Nebraska state oversize and heavy haul trucking laws.

    Legal travel times for oversize and heavy-haul loads.

    Travel times and restrictions for heavy-haul and oversize loads:

    Travel time is a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset leniency rule.  Weekend travel is permitted but they do have travel time restrictions around Lincoln, NE, and Omaha, NE during both weekdays and weekends.  Travel is prohibited on most all holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.

    Lights, safety flags, and warning signs for heavy haul and oversize loads.

    Required marking, safety flags, warning signs for heavy haul and oversize loads:

    All loads being shipped in Nebraska must be marked with oversize load signs shipments are also required to have square red or orange fluorescent flags on all four corners to include the power unit and must be 18 inches. Pilot cars or escort vehicles that are used during the shipment must have flags in the front if leading or the rear if chasing. One revolving amber light must be on the top of the power unit as well as on the top of the pilot car. All signs must be yellow and background with black letters no less than 10 inches in height. For nighttime moves on shipments that are in excess of 12 feet wide a light bar attachment is required to be mounted on the rear of the load at a height that is clearly visible by motorists approaching from the rear.

    When pilot cars or escort vehicles are required.

    Heavy-haul or oversize loads may be required to be accompanied by an escort vehicle or pilot car if:

    Length: 90’ one on the rear. Over 100’ needs a rear and a chase pilot car.
    Width: They can impose a required pilot car for anything over 8’ 6”.  In some cases, a lightbar can be used in lieu of a pilot car. Loads over 12 wide on 4 lanes are required one rear escort. A front is required for loads on 2 lane highway over 12’ wide. Front and rear are required for loads over 14’ wide. Front escort with a height pole is required for 14’ 6” and over.
    Height: Over 14’ 6” needs a pilot car, may need height pole depending on the route.
    Overhang: If over 15’ one rear escort is needed.
    Note: Allow 1 to 10 days for permits to be approved. Maximum speeds of 45 MPH if 4 or more lanes, 35 MPH is under 4 lanes. Also, read travel restrictions below.

    Pilot cars/escort vehicle certifications and requirements.

    Pilot car or escort vehicle mandatory operator certifications and vehicle requirements:

    All escort vehicles or pilot cars must be equipped with an amber light or light bar and must have a left and right side flashing or Rotary amber or yellow light of sufficient size that will be visible 360° from a distance of no less than 800 feet. Lights must be a minimum of 50 candle power bulbs. Lights must be no less than 6 inches in diameter.

    Heavy lift being shipped in Nebraska.

    Nebraska DOT contact information and notes.

    Nebraska DOT office and permit contact information:

    Physical and mailing address:
    Nebraska Department of Roads
    1400 NE Highway 2, Permit Office, Room 123
    Lincoln, NE  68509
    Telephone: 402-471-0034
    Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Central Daylight Time

    Nebraska cities serviced.

     

    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 Nebraska State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

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