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Maine Oversize and Overweight Permits and Regulations

Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in Maine.
Wide Load Shipping is a reliable company to help you acquire shipping permits for your oversize or overweight load transport in Maine. Our team of professional agents know is familiar with the requirements of transporting oversize and overweight loads in Maine. Below we have additional information regarding permit limits, superloads, and pilot cars. Shipping a 2018 Volvo L180H wheel loader

Oversize Load Limits in Maine

Maine DOT legal size and weight limitations:
  • Length: 69 feet.
  • Width: 8’6 feet.
  • Height: 14 feet.
  • Weight: 80,000 pounds GVW.

When Are Pilot Cars Required in Maine?

If your shipment is over any of the following dimensions you will be required to have a pilot car or escort vehicle by the Maine DOT office.

If the highway is divided, a single pilot car or escort vehicle is positioned at the rear of the vehicle. If the highway is undivided, a single pilot car or escort vehicle is positioned at the front of the truck and trailer.
  • Width: 12 feet to 14 inches requires 1 pilot car or escort vehicle., 14 feet and 6 inches to 15 feet and 11 inches requires 2 pilot cars or escort vehicles.
  • Height: Over 16 feet requires a state police escort.
  • Length: Over 79 feet and 11 inches require 1 pilot car or escort vehicle. Over 110 feet requires 2 pilot cars (escort vehicles).  Over 125 feet requires a state police escort.
NOTES: Signs must say “Oversize Load” in 10-inch high black letters on a yellow background. They must be at least 7 feet wide by 18 inches high and posted on both the front and rear. 18-inch by 18-inch flags must be posted on all four corners of the load. Pilot cars must have 2-way radio that has contact with at least a ½ mile range. The truck must have a flashing amber light on top of the cab.

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In Maine?

Here are the costs of single trip permits in Maine. Our oversize and overweight load specialists will help you acquire the right permits for your load. Call us now! (877) 792-5056
  • Single trip oversize permits in Maine: $10
We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Cities in Maine; Portland, ME; Lewiston, ME; Bangor, ME; South Portland, ME; Auburn, ME; Biddeford, ME; Rockland, ME; Augusta, ME; Saco, ME; Waterville, ME; Windham, ME; Gorham, ME; York, ME; Falmouth, ME. Kennebunk, ME; Orono, ME; Wells, ME; Standish, ME; Kittery, ME; Cape Elizabeth, ME. Presque Isle, ME; Brewer, ME; Lisbon, ME; Old Orchard Beach, ME; Topsham, ME; We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Counties in Maine; Cumberland County; York County; Penobscot County; Kennebec County; Androscoggin County; Aroostook County; Oxford County; Hancock County ; Somerset County; Knox County; Waldo County; Sagadahoc County; Lincoln County; Washington County; Franklin County; Piscataquis County;

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in Maine

Here’s the maximum weight your load can be, even with a permit in Maine:
  • Tandem axles Weight Permits: 52,000 pounds
  • Tridem axles Weight Permits: 75,000 pounds
  • Quadem axles Weight Permits: 100,000 pounds
  • Five axle Weight Permits: 130,000 pounds
  • Six axle Weight Permits: 140,000 pounds
  • Seven axle Weight Permits: 167,000 pounds
Below are the maximum dimensions a load can be even with a permit in the state of Maine:
  • Max Length With Permit: 125 feet.
  • Maximum Width With Permit: 16 feet.
  • Maximum Height With Permit: 16 feet.

Maine DOT Superload Information

Anything that is over 125 feet long, 16 feet wide, 16 feet tall, or over 125,000 pounds in weight is considered a superload by the Maine DOT. Permit approval could take 30 days depending on your proposed route and how far you want to exceed legal limits. You may wish to see: Maine state oversize and heavy haul trucking laws.

Oversize Load Travel Times and Restrictions in Maine

Maine DOT permitted travel times and restrictions: One 1/2 before and 1/2 hour after sunset rule applies. Except for during July and August, you may travel on Saturdays and Sundays but may not during these two months. There is no holiday travel on the following holidays: 
  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Day

NOTES: Turnpike travel: you may travel on the Maine turnpike during the daylight hours from Monday until Friday at 12 noon. You may not travel on the weekends. Max width is 14 feet 6 inches and for height see “Routine permits” above. You can reach the Maine turnpike office at 207-871-7771. Mobile home shipments can only travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – after that you may not travel. Night shipments may be approved but have to clear the Maine state police for permission first.

Recent Load Hauled in Maine

  • Freight: 2008 PETERBILT 335 SERVICE TRUCK
  • Origin: Hallandale, FL 33009
  • Destination: Bango, ME 04401
  • Specs: 27L x 8W x 10H
  • Weight: 20,000lbs

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