2022 New York State Shipping Regulations, Limitations, Rules, and Laws for the Trucking of Oversize and Over Weight Loads
New York State Trucking information website: https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/index
Legal Loads Limits in New York
The following are the legal weight and dimensions limits in New York before shipping permits are required.
- Length: 65’
- Weight: GVW 80,000 lbs.
- Width: 8’ or 8’ 6” on Interstate and other designated highways.
- Height: 13’ 6”
New York State Routine Oversize Shipping, Trucking, and Transport Permits
The following are the legal maximum weight and dimensions limits for shipping permits in New York.
- Length: 100’
- Weight: 5 axles 110,000 lbs. or 6 axles 132,000 lbs.
- Width: 14’ and if over 16’ a bond must be posted.
- Height: 13’ 11” and if over 14”, you will need a route/height survey.
How to apply for trucking permits in New York
Department of Transportation Trucking Permit Unit
The permit costs $40.00 and is valid for 8 days
Pilot/Escort Car Requirements in New York
NOTE: Police escorts are required for trucks pulling loads that exceed the following:
- Width: On 2 Lanes: Over 16’. Multi-Lanes: Over 18’
- Length: On 2 Lanes
- Height: 16’ or more
- Weight: 200,000 lbs.
Travel Restrictions in New York
Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset Monday thru Friday and Saturday until noon.
NOTE: This State does have something called a “thruway permit” which can provide continuous travel. Inquire with the Department of Transportation and Trucking Permit Unit listed above.
New York superload information.
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 York State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.