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Connecticut Oversize and Overweight Permits

Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in Connecticut.

When shipping an oversize and overweight load in Connecticut, they must be accompanied by the necessary permits to avoid fines. Wide Load Shipping is here to help you acquire the right shipping permits for your shipment within a short period. We have over 100 qualified logistics agents to help you gather transport documents for a smooth haul. Below we have detailed information about shipping permits, superloads, pilot cars, and more.

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Oversize Load Limits in Connecticut

  • Length: 48 feet.
  • Weight: 80,000 lbs.
  • Width: 8’6 feet.
  • Height: 13’6 feet.

When Do You Need Pilot Cars in Connecticut?

  • Width: Over 12’ wide 1 rear (or front and rear if undivided highway). Over 13’ 6” 1 front and one rear escort. Over 15’ 1 front and 2 rear
  • Height: Over 14’ 1 pilot car in front
  • Length: Over 80’ 1 pilot car in the rear on an undivided highway.  If over 100’ one escort vehicle is required in the front and rear of the trailer on undivided highways. On divided, only 1 rear is required. If over 119′ one in front and one in the rear on undivided highways. Sectional or modular homes 16′ wide maximum. No pilot required until 10′ wide. If 10′ wide then one rear escort is required in undivided highways if the load is wider than the lane. From 10′ wide to 13′ 6″ one rear on divided highways and one rear on undivided highways. Over 13′ 6″ in width requires one front and one rear on all roads. If over 80′ in length one rear escort is required on undivided highways. If over 85′ in length then one front and one rear is required on all routes.

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In Connecticut?

Below is the cost of single and annual oversize and overweight permits in Connecticut. To acquire trucking permits in Connecticut, call us now! (877) 792-5056!
  • Oversize and overweight single trip permits in Connecticut: $30 plus $12 additional electronic transmittal fee 
  • Oversize and overweight single trip permits over 200,000 pounds: $2 per 1000 pounds over 200,000 pounds
  • Annual divisible load permits: $9 per 1000 pounds plus a $12 electronic transmittal fee 
  • Monthly divisible load permits: $100 plus a $12 electronic transmittal fee
  • Annual indivisible load permits: $9 per 1000 pounds plus a $12 electronic transmittal fee
We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Cities in Connecticut; Bridgeport, CT; New Haven, CT; Hartford, CT; Stamford, CT; Waterbury, CT; Norwalk, CT; Danbury, CT; New Britain, CT; Bristol, CT; Meriden, CT; Milford, CT; West Haven, CT; Middletown, CT; Shelton, CT; Norwich, CT; Greenwich, CT; Fairfield, CT; Hamden, CT; Manchester, CT. West Haven, CT; Milford city, CT; Milford, CT; Stratford, CT; East Hartford, CT; We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Counties in Connecticut; Fairfield County; Hartford County; New Haven County; New London County; Litchfield County; Middlesex County; Tolland County; Windham County;

Escort Car Requirements in Connecticut

Your signs must be worded exactly: “Oversize load ahead” or “Oversize load following” depending on if you are leading or chasing. This sign must be a minimum of 48″ above the ground. Or sign must read: “Wideload ahead” or “Wideload following” or “Longload ahead” or “Longload following” depending on if the pilot car is leading or chasing. All signs mentioned here must have a minimum of 8″ black letters and be on yellow background. Amber lights must be attached to the top of the pilot car or escort vehicle and be visible for no less than 1,000 feet. Your light must either flash or rotate. You must be able to maintain communication with the driver of the load via 2-way radio at all times. You must have a red vest or jacket as well as a red hand flag no less than 18″ square. 18″ square flags are to be mounted on both the front or rear corners of the vehicle. All escort vehicles must have a width of at least 60″ and 1 and 1/2 ton capacity for cargo.

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in Connecticut

Below are the maximum dimensions a load can be even with a permit in the state of Connecticut:
  • Length: 130 feet.
  • Width: 16 feet.
  • Height: 14 feet.
Here’s the maximum weight your load can be, even with a permit in Connecticut:
  • Single Axle Weight Permits: 22,500 pounds
  • Tandem Axles Weight Permits: 45,000 pounds
  • Tridem Axles Weight Permits: 67,500 pounds
  • Five Axle Weight Permits: 122,000 pounds
  • Six Axle Weight Permits: 130,000 pounds
  • Seven Axle Weight Permits: 150,000 pounds
  • Eight Axle Weight Permits: 160,000 pounds
NOTES: Cranes (driven by self-propelled) weight limits. Four-axle cranes have a maximum GVW of 110,000 pounds: tandem axle cranes have a maximum of 60,900 lbs and are not more than 23 feet from the center of the first axle to the last axle. Five-axle cranes have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 114,500 lbs. with no more than 30,000 lbs. on a single axle or 45,000 lbs on any tandem axles, or 66,100 lbs on tridem axles. Six-axle cranes have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 115,000 lbs., with no more than 68,200 lbs on tandem axles. No more than 28′ from the center of the first axle to the last axle. Modular and mobile homes  16′ wide M-F travel only with a travel time of 11:30 pm until 4:30 am as will be specified on the permit.

Oversize Load Travel Restrictions in Connecticut

Travel permitted ½ after sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. Loads over 13’6” wide or over 14’ high can travel only Tuesday through Thursday 9 am to 4 pm.

Recent Load Hauled in Connecticut

  • Origin: Plainville, KS 06052
  • Destination: New Haven, CT 06501
  • Specs: 32L x 8W x 13.6H
  • Weight: 35,000lbs

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3 Responses

  1. Weight:Single – 22,400 Tandem – 40,000 Tridem – 60,000. Connecticut does not go strictly by axle weights. They will go as high as 25,000 on a single, providing that the manufacturer’s rating is not exceeded and provided that the gross is within the limits stated above for 5, 6 or 7 axles. Over 14? wide, 14? high or 120 long is considered a Super Load. Over 140,000 lbs. requires an engineer review. Note: the maximum superload width in Massachusetts is 16 feet.

  2. I have the opportunity to purchase a shed with dimensions of 14Wx16Lx14H. Would it be feasible to ship through CT towns? i.e. Bethlehem and Bantam into northern New Milford — Rt 202?

    1. I guess it all depends on what your are paying for the shed. 14′ wide and 14′ tall isn’t overkill but then again that depends on the route obstructions (if any) and the trailer type you intend on loading it on.

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