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Florida oversize trucking permits

Florida oversize trucking permits for oversize and over-weight shipping help – DIY.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Florida.

So you’ve decided to start saving your trucking company some money eh? Well, doing your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits in this day and age is a smart idea. Why? Because state DOT offices have figured out that a streamlined permit ordering process will save huge amounts of money letting the customer who needs the actual permit do all of the work by inputting the information. You have to do it one way or the other whether it’s with the permit company you already use or direct with the state you are applying in. Considering the costs a company charges to transfer the information you inputted onto the state application why not just cut out the middle man and save your company thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars yearly and do it yourself? It’s easy and we’ll show you how to order your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits as easy as 1,2,3. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be off and saving your money in no time and ordering a truck permit will become routine work for you.

You can start filing for your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Florida today!

It’s easy! The Florida state DOT office has created a new online system that is truck driver, dispatcher and owner operator friendly believe it or not and you don’t even have to have an account to use their easy online oversize and over-weight truck permit system. All you do is fill out the information, click submit and they will bill your debit card. There’s not need to pay a company anywhere from $30 to $60 per state to do that. We’ll show you how to do it in 2 easy steps.

  1. First go to the Florida DOT website and click on the “apply for permit” button, then fill out the form.
  2. Kick back and relax. A whole team of state workers is working to get your trucking permit approved as you read.
  3. If you are in a hurry and would like to check the status of the trucking permit you filed simply click here.

Now how about that? The Florida DOT has one of the easiest oversize and over-weight online trucking permit systems we know of. Save huge amounts of money using their easy online permitting system every single time you need to move an over-dimensional load. If you would like to share this page click the button above. If you would like to share your expertise with others simply use the form below to leave your comments for the next visitor. Thanks for visiting our website!

Florida State Shipping Regulations

Florida State Shipping Regulations

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

Florida state shipping regulations

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Florida trucking companies and pilot cars.
Locate trucking and pilot car companies that operate in the state of Florida:

Florida oversize and heavy haul trucking companies.
Florida pilot car and escort companies.

Florida legal load limits.
Florida DOT legal load size and weight limitations:

Length: 75′ overall.
Width: 8′ 6″ (on designated highways).
Height: 13′ 6″
Weight: GVW 80,000 lbs.
Overhang: 3′ front and 4′ in rear.

Routine oversize shipping, trucking & transport permits.
Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by the Florida DOT:

Length: 75′
Width: 12′
Height: Up to 15′
Weight: Tandem 44,000 lbs.,  Tridem 69,000 lbs., 5 axles 112,000 lbs., 6 axles 122,000 lbs.
Note: You must have a minimum of a 51” axle spacing for over weight permits.

Travel times and restrictions.
Permitted travel times withing the state of Florida:

Travel is permitted 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 before sunset.  Travel permitted on Saturday and Sunday if not over 10′ wide, 13′ 6″ in height and 55′ long.  Night time travel is not allowed for shipments in excess of 10′ in width. Continuous travel permitted if heavy only. Over weight travel is allowed for some constructions items as long as they are reduced (ie. blades removed from dozers, etc.). Be sure to clarify with permit office before travel.

Do I need a pilot car with my shipment?
Am I required to have a escort vehicle or pilot car?

Over 12′ wide (up to 14′) needs one pilot car or escort vehicle. Over 14′ wide needs two pilot cars or escort vehicles. Over 14′ 6″ in height needs one pilot car or escort vehicle. Over 15′ in height needs two pilot cars or escort vehicles.
Lengths up to 95′ only require one pilot car or escort vehicle.

How to apply for oversize trucking permits.

Secretary of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-414-4100

You can visit the Florida DOT website for more information on oversize and over weight transport restrictions.
You can print up a single trip permit from the Florida DOT site and learn more about filing your own permits in this state by using our DIY trucking permits guide.

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 Florida State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.



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