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DOT & Florida State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Florida oversize permits are valid for ten days.
OPERATING TIME: Thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday if load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height not exceeding 14′-6″. Over 10′ wide but not exceeding 14′ wide may travel until 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Overweight only can usually run 24/7.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No movement allowed from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Hillsboro and Dade Counties. Other county curfews, depending on permitted dimensions, will be listed on the Florida permit. Travel is prohibited during 6 main holidays plus Martin Luther King Day for loads exceeding 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or legal length: The days before and after New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas may also be restricted.
TURNPIKE: Florida turnpike limit is 12′ wide, 13′-6″ high. FL Turnpike routes are applied for with the state application. Additional toll charge is approximately 25 cents per mile for 7 axles, 20 cents per mile for 5.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE.  VeriTread is not a permit service nor do we answer permit and escort requirements.  States are constantly changing their rules and regulations, so always read your permits and provision sheets carefully. Due to these changes, VeriTread can not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information.  Please use the link to the state's official DOT page to verify all oversize and over dimensional permitting information with your respective state.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Length:

48′ trailer
75′ overall length
Overhang: 3′ front or rear

Width:

8′-6″ (8′ on some non-designated)

Height:

13′-6″ (13′ non-designated)

Overhang:

3′ front or rear.

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 22,000
Tandem – 44,000
Tridem – 66,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

150′
Overhang: No set maximum.

Width:

15′

Height:

15′

Weight:

Depends on spacings
5 axles – 112,000 depends on spacings and routes
6 axles – 122,000
7 axles – 142,000
8 axles – 160,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.

ESCORTS:

Length:

75′ to 95′ – may require one escort
Overhang: Rear overhang up to 20′ past center of last axle or dolly may require one escort.

Width:

Over 12′ – one escort, (over 12′ on some two-lanes – two escorts)
over 14′ – two escorts
over 15′ may also require State Police escort

Height:

Over 14′-6″ – one escort with high pole
over 16′ – two escorts with high pole
At 15′ high and over needs route survey.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. Flags must be red or orange and 18″ square placed on all four corners and all protrusions, projections and overhangs. “Oversize Load” signs required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360 degree amber warning light on tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14′-6″, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on tractor and one at rear of load.

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