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2024 North American DOT Regulations, Rules, Limitations for Oversize and Overweight Trucking Permits

The following states/provinces have laws that govern specialized shipments. They define maximum sizes, weights, and requirements to legally transport objects through their jurisdiction. The process of categorizing these limits must comply with the federal bridge formula (disbursement of weight) and permissible travel times combined with length, width, height, and weight restrictions to be transported over the interstates, highways, and roads within each jurisdiction. To determine the shipping regulations set forth by each state or province you wish to ship in, click on the desired location below.

2024 Regulations for Heavy-haul (Maximum Weights) and Oversize Trucking Permits | Pilot Car Regulations

Heavy haul (maximum weights) and oversize trucking regulations are determined individually by each state or province.

The Federal government does not issue permits or regulations for heavy haul, oversize, or overweight shipments. Each state is required to maintain its own set of regulations. They also issue special trucking permits on a case-by-case basis. If you need to research state regulations or laws for oversize and over-weight shipping limitations or need general information about these regulations’ limits and restrictions, simply click on the desired state or province for more information. We also have road closure information and tire chain laws.

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2024 United States Heavy Haul Trucking (Maximum Weights) & Oversize Load Shipping Regulations Are Listed for the Following States

2024 Canadian Province Heavy Haul (Maximum Weights) & Oversize Load Shipping Regulations Are Listed for the Following Provinces

Disclaimer: updates the heavy haul trucking and oversize shipping regulation pages regularly. However, it should be noted laws are continuously changing. These pages aim to give our readers a solid guideline of the rules and regulations. Legal requirements (and suggestions) that will be helpful for viewers that conduct heavy haul or oversize trucking operations in the United States and Canada. Companies and individuals engaged in the transportation of heavy haul or oversize items within these countries should observe all of the regulations and be familiar with them. Any questions about variations should be directed to the appropriate entity within the state or province.


If you wish to comment or correct us, we welcome your suggestions. On the bottom of each listing page is a location to leave comments and read the comments left by others. We appreciate our user-submitted content, so please feel free to leave any comments you wish so others can reference your notation.

We have recently added the frost law regulations to the applicable states and provinces. Simply refer to the bottom of each regulations page for more information.

Random Q and A:

Q: What is the maximum width allowed to travel on Interstate highways?
A: 102″ or 8’6″ is the maximum legal width that may be transported without a permit.

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3 Responses

  1. It made sense when you said that companies transporting heavy haul or oversize items need to be aware of current regulations so they can observe them. My brother needs to find a road transport service to haul his oversize equipment to his construction site outside the city. Asking about current regulations should help him identify a reliable transport service, so I’ll definitely pass your advice along!

  2. It is interesting that some states require a special permit for over size hauling in the United States and in Canada. My wife and I were on the freeway yesterday and we noticed a truck with a big oversize sign on the back of it. If I needed to transport an oversize load, I’d consider hiring a professional transport service so I don’t need to worry about permits or anything like that.

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