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2023 North Carolina Oversize Permits and Regulations

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North Carolina Oversize and Overweight Permits

Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in North Carolina.

Oversize and overweight load transport in North Carolina must be accompanied by the relevant shipping permits issued by the state’s DOT. We’re here to ensure your load has the required shipping permits to avoid fines. Read more about limits, superloads, and pilot car requirements below.

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Oversize Load Limit in North Carolina

The following are the legal weight and dimensions limits in North Carolina.

  • Length: 60 feet.
  • Weight: 80,000 lbs GVW.
  • Width:  102 feet.
  • Height: 13’ 6 feet.

Pilot Car/Escort Vehicle Requirements in North Carolina

  • Length: Over 110’ on escort vehicle in the rear.
  • Width: 2 lanes over 12’ one escort vehicle in front. 4 lanes one escort in the rear.  Over 14’ requires one escort vehicle in front and one escort vehicle in the rear.
  • Height: Over 14’ 6 requires a high pole escort.

NOTE: Permits are valid for 10 days.

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In North Carolina?

Below are the costs of oversize and overweight permits in North Carolina. Our specialists will help you acquire the right permits for your shipment. Call us today at (877) 792-5056.

  • Single trip permit for any dimensions and weight exceeding the legal limit: $12
  • Annual permit: $100
  • Superload permit: $12 for every dimension over the legal limit, $3 per 1000 pounds above 132,000 pounds, and a non-refundable application fee of $100 after submission of the application for review
  • Fax fee: $5

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in North Carolina

Here’s the maximum weight your load can be, even with a permit in North Carolina:

  • Single Axle Weight Permits: 25,000 pounds
  • Tandem axles Weight Permits: 50,000 pounds
  • Tridem axles Weight Permits: 60,000 pounds

Below are the maximum dimensions a load can be even with a permit in the state of North Carolina:

  • Max Length With Permit: 110 feet
  • Maximum Width With Permit: 15 feet
  • Maximum Height With Permit: 14 feet

Oversize Load Travel Restrictions in North Carolina

Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday, with no travel allowed on Sunday. Continuous travel is permitted if heavy only and under 112,000 lbs. GVW.

Ready To Aquire an Oversize Permit For Your Load in North Carolina? Call (877) 792-5056! 

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2 Responses

  1. are you allowed to haul oversize permit loads as well as extra attachments to the permitted load as well as other supplies on the same trailer ? for example I know you can remove the blade off the bull dozer and haul it with the dozer to get the width down the blade is oem equipment but if the blade is narrow enough to remain attached can you haul root rakes extra rippers ect ect . appreciate a response I’m almost positive you cant haul anything with it other than original manufacture equipment .

    1. Brian so sorry for the delayed response as we lost you but now you’re found. So for the rest of you out there Brian is correct. A load that can be reduced must be reduced with special exceptions made for dozer blades but not the extras if it causes the load to be over weight or over-dimensional. Great question, thank you!

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