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2023 New York Trucking Regulations, Limitations, Rules, Permits, and Laws for Oversize and Over Weight Loads | Pilot Cars


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Oversize Legal Load 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 Oversize and Overweight 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
518-457-1155 Phone
518-457-0367 Fax

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.

Oversize Load 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.


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2 Responses

  1. Are you giving the certification test for New York online due to Covid and if so can you tell me where I can go to take the test to escort through the state.

    1. The NY state pilot car certification test must be administered by a NY state approved. If you are experienced and confident you will pass the test then just take it directly (I think it’s $40). Here is the direct link for that information. It probably wouldn’t hurt to brush up on your skills or learn their individual requirements. You can do so with the NY state pilot car drivers manual.

      Best wishes!

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