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Wisconsin Oversize and Overweight Permits

Contact (877) 792-5056 for Oversize Permits in Wisconsin.
When shipping an oversize or overweight load in Wisconsin, it’s essential to have the relevant permits to avoid fines by the state’s DOT. We’re experienced in helping clients acquire oversize and overweight load shipping permits in Wisconsin on time. Below we have detailed information about superloads, permits, pilot car requirements, and more. Shipping a 2020 silo freight

Oversize Load Limits in Wisconsin

Below are the maximum load sizes in Wisconsin before you need a permit. 

Length: 75 feet. Width: 8’ 6 feet. Height: 13’ 6 feet. Weight: 80,000 lbs GVW. Overhang: 3′ in the front and 4′ in the rear.

Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Information in Wisconsin

Length: 95′ to 110′. One rear pilot car (escort) is required. Width: Loads over 12’ 6” on some roads require 1 (but not all), 15’ to 16’ feet in width need 1 front on non-divided highways or 1 rear on divided highways.  16’ to 22’ wide requires 1 police escort on some routes.  Non-divided roads require 1 police in front and divided 1 police in the rear.  You never know with this state, as the same load may be able to run at a later date with a civilian escort. Height: It all depends on your route in this state. Weight: Check with Wisconsin State to see if your weight class will require a pilot car/escort.

Notes:  Don’t bid on a shipment or plan on anything in this state without speaking with them first and make sure you get the person’s name.  Permits are usually valid for 14 days or one trip, whichever happens first.

Travel Times and Restrictions in Wisconsin

Sunrise to sunset applies with no half-hour window stated. Nighttime travel is permitted for loads under 100′ in length, 12′ in width, and 13′ 6″ in height.  Travel on the weekend is allowed for all loads that are under 100′ long, 12′ wide, and 13′ 6″ in height from Memorial day until Labor day. All loads over these limits can only travel until 12 noon on Saturday from Memorial Day and Labor Day.  No travel is allowed from 4 pm until 11 pm on Fridays or Sundays.  No holiday travel on New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day, and Christmas day.  If the holiday is on a Sunday, you can not travel on Monday.  If the holiday is on a Saturday, you may not travel on Friday.  If you are on a humanitarian project, you can possibly get the Wisconsin state shipping regulations to work towards your advantage and get the travel times lifted but don’t ask if it’s not a totally legitimate excuse.

What’s the Cost of Trucking Permits In Wisconsin?

Below are the accurate costs of oversize and overweight permits in Wisconsin. Wide Load Shipping will help you acquire the necessary permits for your load. Call us at (877) 792-5056.
  • Oversize single trip permit: $15 to $25
  • Oversize and overweight single trip permit: $20 minimum
  • Multiple trips oversize permit: $25 to $90 
  • Multiple trip oversize and overweight permit: $65 to $1,050 
  • Overweight loads weighing 90,001 pounds or less: $20 to $200
  • Overweight loads weighing 90,001 pounds to 100,000 pounds: $35 to $350
  • Overweight loads weighing 100,001 pounds to 110,000 pounds: $35 to $350
  • Overweight loads weighing 110,001 pounds to 120,000 pounds: $55 to $550
  • Overweight loads weighing 120,001 pounds to 130,000 pounds: $55 to $650
  • Overweight loads weighing 130,001 pounds to 140,000 pounds: $75 to $750
  • Overweight loads weighing 140,001 pounds to 150,000 pounds: $85 to $850
  • Overweight loads weighing 150,000 pounds and more: $105 plus $10 per 1000 pounds or fraction thereof
We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Cities in Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Green Bay, WI; Kenosha, WI; Racine, WI; Appleton, WI; Waukesha, WI; Eau Claire, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Janesville, WI; West Allis, WI; La Crosse, WI; Wauwatosa, WI; Sheboygan, WI; Fond Du Lac, WI; New Berlin, WI; Brookfield, WI; Wausau, WI; Menomonee Falls, WI; Greenfield, WI; Beloit, WI; Menomonee Falls, WI; Franklin, WI; Oak Creek, WI; Manitowoc, WI We Offer Trucking Permits in the Following Counties in Wisconsin; Milwaukee County; Dane County; Waukesha County; Brown County; Racine County; Outagamie County; Winnebago County; Kenosha County; Rock County; Marathon County; Washington County; La Crosse County; Sheboygan County; Walworth County; Eau Claire County; Fond du Lac County; St. Croix County; Ozaukee County; Dodge County; Jefferson County; Manitowoc County; Wood County; Portage County; Chippewa County; Sauk County; Columbia County; Grant County; Calumet County; Waupaca County

Oversize and Overweight Permit Limits in Wisconsin

Here’s the maximum weight your load can be, even with a permit in Wisconsin:
  • Single Axle Weight Permits: 20,000 pounds
  • Tandem axles Weight Permits: 65,000 pounds
  • Tridem axles Weight Permits: 81,000 pounds
  • Quadem axles Weight Permits: 90,000 pounds
  • Five axle Weight Permits: 100,000 pounds
  • Six axle Weight Permits: 166,000 pounds
  • Seven axle Weight Permits: 182,000 pounds
  • Eight axle Weight Permits: 191,000 pounds
Below are the maximum dimensions a load can be even with a permit in the state of Wisconsin:
  • Max Length With Permit: 130 feet
  • Max Overhang With Permit: Case-by-case basis
  • Maximum Width With Permit: 16 feet
  • Maximum Height With Permit: 14 feet

Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Requirements in Wisconsin

All pilot cars/escort vehicles must have headlights turned on with hazard lights when in movement on a load as per Wisconsin state shipping regulations.  Amber light must be turned on and NEVER used when not escorting.  You will need two red or orange flags mounted on each side of the vehicle, no less than 18″ square.  Pilot cars must have an OVERSIZE LOAD sign mounted on the roof of the vehicle, clearly visible from the front and rear of the vehicle.  This sign needs to be yellow in color with minimum dimensions of 12″ in height and 60″ in length with black letters no less than 1 1/2″ thick and 10″ in height.  Driver must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a state-issued escort vehicles operator’s license.  The vehicle must be equipped with 2 horizontally mounted rotating (or strobe) amber-colored flashing lights no less than 4″ in diameter, which must be visible from a 360-degree angle from a minimum of 500 feet.

Recent Load Hauled in Wisconsin

  • Freight: CAT 950g WHEEL LOADER
  • Origin: Clifton park, NY, 12065
  • Destination: Kenosha, WI, 53140
  • Specs: 27L x 10W x 11.60H
  • Weight: 40,000bs

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2 Responses

  1. The requirements are published above. As far as “interstate” requirements each state has different requirements. We suggest you research the states are think you will run your pilot car company the most. Thanks for using our service!

  2. I am looking for information regarding legal requirements to operate a pilot car business in the state of Wisconsin and also interstate.

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