Oklahoma Dot State Shipping Regulations, Limitations, Rules, Laws, and Permits for the Trucking of Oversize and Over Weight Loads Over the Roads and Highways
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Trucking Permits in Oklahoma
Legal Load Limits in Oklahoma
Oklahoma DOT legal load size limits and weight limitations.
- Length: Trailers no longer than 59’ 6” on designated highways. All other roads 53’.
- Width: The maximum width allowed by law is: 8’ 6” wide.
- Height: The maximum allowed height is 13’ 6”.
- Weight: 80,000 lbs. GVW on the interstate and 90,000 off of the interstate on many approved routes. 20,000 single, 34,000 tandem, 42,000 triples.
Routine Heavy Haul, Oversize Shipping, Trucking, and Transport Permits in Oklahoma
Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by Oklahoma DOT:
- Length: No set maximum length is set on routine permits.
- Width: For your reference, it was 16’ maximum for routine permits (and still is on the Interstates) but now they have raised it to 23′ on pre-approved routes.
- Height: Up to 21’ depending on routing. Anything over 15’ 9” requires a high pole.
- Weight: Single 20,000 lbs., 40,000 lbs. on Tandem, Tridem 60,000 lbs., Quadem, 80,000 lbs. 5 axles 65,000 lbs., 6 axle 115,000 lbs., 7 axle 135,000 lbs., 8 axles 150,000 lbs. Gross weight and axles: 5 axles: 100,000 lbs. 6 axels: 120,000 lbs, 7 axles 1140,000 lbs, 8 axles: 160,000 lbs. It used to be anything over 150,000 lbs was a superload but now anything that does not comply with OL-1 (read more here) truck standards is now a superload.
NOTES: You can put 15,000 on your steer as long as you have a minimum spacing of 15′. You can put up to 20,000 lbs under routine permits as long as you have dual lane trunnion axles or our trailer types page.
Oklahoma Superload Information
Oklahoma ODOT superload information.
Oklahoma superloads are now all about complying with the statutory regulations defined in OL-1. Anything not compliant with OL-1 will need to be thoroughly reviewed by the state engineers and maybe even go through an ODOT approval process. Please comment below if you have any additional information about shipping superloads in Oklahoma state so we can share that information with our other viewers. It’s fine to link back to your website if you contribute to our community.
Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Requirements in Oklahoma
Below is when you will need a pilot car in Oklahoma state.
- Length: All roads over 80’ require one front. Over 100’ one front and one rear pilot car.
- Width: Loads over 12’ wide, one front on 4 lanes or less, or rear if over 4 lanes. Up to 15’ then a second escort is required. 18’ or wider needs police escort.
- Height: If over 15’ 9” you may be required to have a high pole depending on the route.
NOTE: Permits will state on them if they are valid for either 3 or 5 days.
Travel Restrictions in Oklahoma
Times of travel that are permitted in Oklahoma
Travel is permitted 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset 7 days a week.
How to Apply for Heavy Haul, Wide Load, and Oversize Trucking Permits in Oklahoma
Size and Weight Permission Department
2401 NW 23 St., Suite 45
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
New Oklahoma State DOT Trucking Information website
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Central Standard Time
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 Oklahoma State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.