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Pennsylvania Oversize and Overweight Permits

Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in Pennsylvania.
When shipping oversize and overweight loads in Pennsylvania, they must be accompanied by shipping permits to avoid fines. Wide Load Shipping team of specialists will help acquire the relevant permits based on the weight and dimensions of your load. Below we have more detailed information about permit limits, superloads, and  pilot car requirements. CAT 988B wheel loader transport

Oversize Load Limits in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania DOT legal load size & weight limitations and restrictions:
  • Length: 70 feet.
  • Width: 8′ 6 feet.
  • Height: 13′ 6 feet.
  • Weight: 80,000 lbs GVW.
  • Overhang: 4′ in the front and 6′ off the rear.

When Pilot Cars Are Required in Pennsylvania

If you max out over any of the below, you will be required to have at least one pilot car or escort vehicle:
  • Length: On all roads, if your shipment is over 90′ in length, you will require at least one rear (chase) pilot car.
  • Width: 2 lanes over 13′ wide require one front and one rear pilot car/escort. 3 lanes up to 13′ only require one chase.
  • Height:  If your shipment is over 14′ 6″ in height, you will be required to have a high-pole escort vehicle with your load.
  • Weight: Not required as long as the truck can maintain minimum posted traffic speeds.
  • Overhang: This is decided on a case-by-case basis.

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In Pennsylvania?

The following are the costs of oversize and overweight permits in Pennsylvania. To acquire the right permit for your shipment, call us today at (877) 792-5056.
  • Single trip oversize permit in Pennsylvania: $36
  • Single trip oversize and overweight permit: $36 plus $0.04 ton per mile
We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Cities in Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Allentown, PA; Erie, PA; Reading, PA; Scranton, PA; Bethlehem, PA; Lancaster, PA; Levittown, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Upper Darby, PA; Millcreek, PA; Haverford, PA; Altoona, PA; York, PA; Altoona, PA; State College, PA; Penn Hills, PA; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Hempfield Township, PA We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Counties in Pennsylvania; Philadelphia County; Allegheny County; Montgomery County; Bucks County; Delaware County; Lancaster County; Chester County; York County; Berks County; Lehigh County; Westmoreland County ; Luzerne County; Northampton County; Dauphin County; Erie County; Cumberland County ; Lackawanna County; Washington County; Butler County; Beaver County; Monroe County; Centre County; Franklin County; Schuylkill County; Lebanon County; Cambria County; Fayette County; Blair County; Lycoming County; Mercer County; Adams County; Northumberland County; Lawrence County; Crawford County; Indiana County; Clearfield County; Somerset County; Armstrong County; Columbia County; Carbon County; Bradford County; Pike County; Wayne County; Venango County

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in Pennsylvania

Here’s the maximum weight your load can be, even with a permit in Pennsylvania:
  • Single Axle Weight Permits: 27,000 pounds
  • Tandem axles Weight Permits: 52,000 pounds
  • Tridem axles Weight Permits: 72,000 pounds
  • Five axle Weight Permits: 116,000 pounds to 120,000 lbs
  • Six axle Weight Permits: 127,000 to 147,000 lbs
  • Seven axle Weight Permits: 136,000 to 174,000 lbs
  • Eight axle Weight Permits: 136,000 to 201,000 lbs

Learn More About Super Load Permits in Pennsylvania

When is a load considered a superload in Pennsylvania?
  • Superload Weight: over 201,000 pounds of gross weight.
  • Superload Length: over 160 feet long.
  • Superload Width: over 16 feet in width.
  • Superload Height: depends on the route.

Permitted Travel Times & Restrictions in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania DOT permitted travel times and restrictions: You can travel from sunrise to sunset in most areas in PA as long as it’s not within larger city limits. Ultimately you will need to refer to your permit for exact travel times, as with most states. No travel is allowed on Sundays, but you are permitted to travel until Noon on Saturdays. If you are overweight, only your permit will allow you 24-hour travel, 7 days a week, up to 107,000 lbs. For mobile home shipments 16′ in width or more, you are not allowed to travel on Friday or Saturday. The following holidays are no travel days: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas day. You may only travel up until noon the day before the holiday if it is on a weekday.

Recent Load Hauled in Pennsylvania

  • Freight: 1990 CAT 428 BACHKHOE LOADER
  • Origin: Davenport, FL 33897
  • Destination: Allentown, PA 18001
  • Specs: 17.30L x 9.60W x 12.20H
  • Weight: 17,000lbs

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