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Nebraska State Shipping Regulations

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




Legal Loads

Length: Overall no longer than 85’ on designated highways.  Trailer length maximum is 53’.

Weight: 80,000 lbs. GVW, 20,000 single, 34,000 tandem.

Width:  8’ 6”.

Height: 13’ 6”

Overhang: No set rules, case by case.  We figure 3’ front and rear should be safe but by no means is that policy. For clarification be sure to contact.

Nebraska State trucking regulations for heavy haul.

Routine heavy haul, oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits.

Length: Up to 120’ long is routine. Anything over will be assessed but limits are relaxed.

Weight:  They do not use the federal bridge formula. 20,000 per axle is allowed and they aren’t going to want anything over that. Anything over 110,000 lbs is going to be a superload. 20,000 single, 40,000 tandem, 60,000 triple, 80,000 quadem.  Dummy axle must carry minimum of 8,000 lbs or 8% of the gross total weight.

Width: Figure up to 14’ as a routine permit.  They are strict on width and over 14’ is going to be looked at as superload unless it’s a light load. Case by case but if you are heavy they may need approval from Lincoln, NE (up to 5 days processing times).

Height: Up to 14’ 6” is routine and some routes may require a high pole. If you are over 16’ high pole is mandatory.

How to apply for Michigan heavy haul, wideload and oversize trucking permits.

Mailing address:
Department of Roads Company
1400 NE Highway 2, Permit Office, Room 123-A
Lincoln, NE  68509

Physical address:
Same as above.

Email: .
Help line: 402-471-0034 Fax: 402-479-3906
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Pilot Car – When a pilot car or escort vehicle is required.

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 lane is required one rear. Front is required for loads on 2 lane highway over 12’ wide. Front and rear is required for loads over 14’ wide. Front escort with height pole is required for 14’ 6” and over.
Height: Over 14’ 6” needs pilot car, may need height pole depending on 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.

Travel Restrictions

Travel time is 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.

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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