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2024 Vermont Oversize Permits and Regulations

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Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in Vermont.
Shipping permits are essential if you’re shipping an oversized or overweight load in Vermont. Wide Load Shipping is familiar with the oversize and overweight trucking requirements and will help you acquire the necessary permits on time. Below is more information about superloads, limits, pilot car requirements, and more. 2012 International dump truck transport

Oversize Load Limits in Vermont

Below are the maximum load sizes in Vermont before you need a permit.  Length: 53 feet. Width: 8’6 feet. Height: 13’6 feet. Weight: 80,000 pounds gross (GVW). Overhang: Not exceeding 1/3 of the item being shipped in length.

Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Certifications and Requirements in Vermont

Pilot car or escort vehicle mandatory operator certifications and vehicle requirements:

For a vehicle to qualify, all pilot car/escort vehicles must have a manufacturer’s gross weight rating not to exceed over 20,000 pounds. All pilot cars/escort vehicles must display a bumper or roof-mounted “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle.  The sign must be at least 6 feet long and 12 inches in height, yellow in color with black letters no less than 5 inches tall and 1 inch in width. The vehicle must have 4 safety flags displayed in red or orange in color and be a minimum of 12 inches in length, square and/or height mounted at a 40 to 70-degree angle on all 4 corners of the vehicle.  The vehicle must be equipped with a  CB radio or 2-way communication device, 8 ignitable road flares, and a first-aid kit. All pilot cars/escort vehicles must be at least of a “reasonable” size.  All pilot cars (escort vehicles) must have a CB radio or 2-way communication device and be in contact with their shipment at ALL times.  Pilot cars vehicles that are leading must have an appropriate sign visible from the front, and when chasing, must have an appropriate sign visible from the rear.   All signs must be a minimum of 5′ in length and 12″ in height and have a yellow background with a black letting of no less than 1″ 5/8″ in width.  Headlights must be turned on when in operation on the job.

It is our opinion that pilot cars (escort vehicles) should have the minimum requirements as well, which include the following;
  • 1 – 5 pound fire extinguishers type A, B, and C.
  • A paddle sign with the word “STOP” on one side and “SLOW” on the other with dimensions of no less than 18″ in diameter with a minimum of 6″ letters.
  • A red safety-colored flag with a handle no less than 18″ square.
  • 3 reflective emergency road triangles or 18″ traffic cones.
  • At least 1 extra OVERSIZE LOAD and  WIDE LOAD banner (yellow with black lettering).
  • A safety-colored (red, orange, yellow, or lime green) vest, jacket, or shirt (used while directing traffic).

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In Vermont?

Below we have accurate costs of shipping permits in Vermont. Wide Load Shipping will help you acquire the right permits for your load. Call us today at (877) 792-5056.
  • Oversize single trip permit: $35
  • Over-length single trip permit: $25
  • Manufactured home oversize single trip permit: $300
  • Overweight permits for loads less than 150,000 pounds: $800
  • Overweight single trip permits for loads between 150,000 pounds to 200,000 pounds: $2,000
  • Overweight single trip permits for loads between 200,000 pounds to 250,000 pounds: $5,000
  • Overweight single trip permits for loads weighing over 250,000 pounds: $10,000
  • Engineering inspections that need more than 8 hours to conduct: $60 per hour
  • Blanket permit: $100 for the first permit and $5 for every additional permit
We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Cities in Vermont; Burlington, VT; Essex, VT; South Burlington, VT; Colchester, VT; Rutland, VT; Bare, VT; Montpelier, VT; Winooski, VT; St. Albans, VT; Newport, VT; Hartford, VT; Springfield, VT; Middlebury, VT; Barre City, VT; Shelburne, VT; Barre, VT; Montpelier, VT; Winooski, VT; St. Johnsbury, VT; St. Albans City, VT; Swanton, VT; St. Albans, VT; Northfield, VT; Lyndon, VT; Morristown, VT; Waterbury, VT We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Counties in Vermont; Chittenden County; Rutland County; Washington County; Windsor County; Franklin County; Windham County; Addison County; Bennington County; Caledonia County; Orange County; Orleans County; Lamoille County; Grand Isle County; Essex County

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in Vermont

Below are the maximum dimensions a load can be even with a permit in the state of Vermont:
  • Max Length With Permit: 100 feet
  • Maximum Width With Permit: 15 feet
  • Maximum Height With Permit: 15 feet

Legal Travel Times For Oversize and Overweight Loads in Vermont

Pilot car or escort vehicle mandatory operator certifications and vehicle requirements (more):

One-half hour before sunset and one-half hour after sunset rule applies.  You may travel on the weekend and holidays; however, some restrictions do apply.  If over 100′ in length, 10′ 6″ in width, or 108,000 lbs in weight,  you may NOT travel on Saturday or Sunday or on holidays between July 1 and Labor Day on state roads.  If a holiday is on a weekend day, you may NOT travel on Friday or Monday.  The state of Vermont observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Independence Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Presidents Day
The state permit office is closed on these days as well.  If a shipment is over length, over width, or over height it may only travel during daylight hours.  Overweight shipments may travel 24 hours a day.  There are travel restriction times during peak hours in high traffic areas being closed from the approximate hours between 7-9 am and 2-5 pm as well.  Please refer to your permit for exact travel restrictions and times.

Legal Travel Times for Oversize and Heavy Haul Loads in Vermont

Vermont travel times and restrictions for heavy-haul and oversize loads:

Length: 80′ in length. Width: 12′ wide requires at least 1 rear pilot car on 4 lanes or front on 2 lane roads (escort) and possibly 2 depending on routing. Height: If the height of the load exceeds 14′ a front high pole card is required. Weight: No pilot cars or escort vehicles are mentioned in re; to overweight or heavy haul shipments. Overhang: If front overhang is over 15′.

Recent Load Hauled in Vermont

  • Freight: 2023 RAIL LIFTER
  • Origin: Roanoke, VA 24013
  • Destination: Colchester, VT 05408
  • Specs: 53L x 10.40W x 10.40H
  • Weight: 50,000bs

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