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Louisiana State Shipping Regulations

Louisiana state DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and overweight trucking over the roads.

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Louisiana State Trucking Permit Regualtions – Oversize Shipping and Transport.

Louisiana State Trucking information website:  http://perba.dotd.louisiana.gov/wsRegulations.nsf/$toc?OpenForm&Seq=1&ExpandOutline=1.3

Legal Loads.
Length: 65’ on non-designated routes (50’ trailer) 59’ 6” on designated truck routes.
Overhang:  8’ rear and 4’ front.
Weight: GVW 80,000 lbs.
Width: 8’ on non-designated roads. 8’ 6” on designated roads.
Height: 13’6”

Louisiana

Routine oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits.
Length: No set limits – determined on a case by case basis
Weight: 5 Axles 108,000 lbs., 6 Axles 120,000 lbs., 7 Axles: 132,000 lbs., 8 Axles 152,000 lbs.
Width: 18’ (14’ on interstates)
Height: 14’8”

How to apply for trucking permits.
You will be required to use a permit service as the state will not take applications from individuals. Information at 225-343-2345 or 800-654-1433. The basic Fee is $10 per day plus the cost of the permit service.

Pilot car – escort car requirements.
Length: On 4 lane roads from 12’ to 14’ wide requires 1 rear escort car. Over 90’ requires 1 rear escort car. Over 125’ requires state police escort.
Width: 12’ to 14’ requires 1 front escort car
Height: No specific height – depends on route

Travel Restrictions.
Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset, Monday through Saturday.  If less than 12’ wide, 90’ long and 100,000 lbs. you may travel Sunday until 1:00 pm.

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 Louisiana DOT Permits office before commencing movement.
8 Comments
  1. Yes, anything over 8′ 6″ needs a permit to transport.

  2. Do I need a permit to escort oversize loads in your state?

  3. I AM QUOTING A LOAD GOING FROM TX STATE LINE TO VERNICE LOUSIANA, DO I HAVE TO HAVE POLICE ESCORT AND IF I DO CAN I GET STATE POLICE TO RUN WITH ME ALL THE ROUTE RATHER THAN HAVING DIFFERENT POLICE ESCORTS FOR EVERY DIFFERENT PARISH? MY LOAD IS 15’6″ WIDTH 17’10” HEIGHT

  4. Please pardon the late reply John as we just saw your comment. Can you share with others what you were able to find out on this and we will publish it as well. Thank you so very much!!!

  5. Hi, I would like to get an oversize permit for LA, my gross weight is 81420 lbs in a total of 6 axles, should I get any other permit? Since my declared gross weight for my truck is 80,000 lbs

    Please advise.
    Thanks,

  6. When traveling thru La. on an overweight permit do fuel and food stops need to be permitted?

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