North Carolina state DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways.
North Carolina State Trucking Information website.
Weight: 80,000 lbs. GVW, Single axle 20,000 lbs., Tandem axle 38,000 lbs.
Height: 13’ 6”
North Carolina DOT
Routine heavy haul, oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits.
Length: 110’ with no max on lengths upon permit approval.
Weight: Over 80,000 lbs. but under 110,000 lbs. 12,000 lbs. max on steer, Single 25,000 lbs., 50,000 lbs. max on Tandem, 60,000 lbs. max on a Tridem axle.
Height: 14’ however permissible height is determined by route.
How to apply for heavy haul, wideload and oversize trucking permits.
North Carolina Oversize, Overweight Permit Unit DOT
1425 Rock Quarry Rd., Suite 109
Raleigh, NC 27610
NC DOT Permit phone: 919-733-4740 or 888-221-8166
Hours of operation 7:30 am until 4 pm., Monday thru Friday
Pilot Car – Escort vehicle requirements.
Length: Over 110’ on escort vehicle in rear.
Width: 2 lanes over 12’ one escort vehicle in front. 4 lanes one escort in rear. Over 14’ requires one escort vehile in front and one escort vehile in rear.
Height: Over 14’ 6 requires a high pole escort.
Note: Permits are valid for 10 days.
Travel is permitted sunrise to sunset Monday thru Saturday with no travel allowed on Sunday. Continuous travel is permitted if heavy only and under 112,000 lbs. GVW.