2021 Delaware state shipping laws, regulations, rules, and limitations for oversize and heavy-haul trucking.
Delaware Oversize Shipping Trucking & Transport.
Length: 60’ (53’ trailer)
Overhang: 3’ front; 6’ rear (included in legal allowable length)
Weight: GVW 80,000 lbs., or 20,000 lbs. per axle.
Routine trucking & transport permits.
Overhang: over 5’ must be permitted
Weight: GVW 120,000
How to apply for oversize and heavy-haul trucking permits.
Delaware Department of Transportation
DMV DELDOT Hauling Permits Section
PO Drawer E, Room 208
Dover, DE 19903
Basic Oversize permit is valid for 5 days and costs $10
Pilot Car – Escort Car Requirements.
Width over 12’ requires 1 escort car, over 14’ requires 2 escort cars, over 15’ requires State Police escort.
Length over 100’ requires 1 car, over 110’ requires 2 cars, over 120’ requires State Police escort.
Height: None unless specified on the permit after obtained.
Travel times and restrictions.
Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset with no weekend travel permitted. Travel is also prohibited on the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. On days preceding a holiday, day movement must stop at 12 noon. Movement may continue the day following the holiday after 12 noon. Be certain to refer to your oversize or heavy-haul trucking permit for any other instructions.
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