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2022 New Jersey State Shipping Regulations

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2022 New Jersey State Shipping Regulations, Limitations, and Laws for Oversize and Overweight Trucking


New Jersey State Oversize Trucking Permits Regulations

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Legal Loads Limit in New Jersey

The following are the maximum weight and dimensions before a load requires a shipping permit in New Jersey.

  • Length:  63’ on a stretch trailer with no overhang. The maximum overall is 120′
  • Weight: GVW 80,000 lbs.
  • Width: 8’ Non-designated, 8’ 6” designated.
  • Height: 13’ 6”

Routine Oversize Shipping, Trucking, and Transport Permits in New Jersey

The following are the weight and dimensions limit for permits in New Jersey:

  • Length: 120’
  • Weight: Use the federal bridge formula.
  • Width: 16’
  • Height: 16’

How to Apply for Trucking Permits in New Jersey

You will be required to use a commercial permit service for obtaining trucking permits. Call 609-530-2556 for the State information line.  A permit is valid for 3 days, and the basic fee is $10 plus the permit service cost.  Permits are valid for 3 days. Be aware that New Jersey is a “per ton” State and requires you to pay $5 for every ton over the legal limit.

Pilot Car/Escort Car Requirements in New Jersey

  • Width: 2 Lanes over 14′ one pilot car or escort vehicle in front.  4 Lanes over 14′  one pilot car or escort vehicle in the rear.   For all loads over 16′ one front and one rear pilot car or escort, vehicle are required.
  • Length: 2 lanes over 100′ one pilot car or escort vehicle is required in the rear. For all loads over 120′, one in front and one rear pilot car or escort vehicle is required.
  • Height: Over 14’ one high pole pilot car or escort is required in front.

Travel Restrictions in New Jersey

Travel is permitted from sunrise until sunset.  Heavy loads only may continue to travel.  No oversize loads are permitted on Toll roads. Detailed travel restrictions and movement time will be on the permit.

Bureau of Freight Services
Trenton, NJ  609-530-6089


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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 New Jersey State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.


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