Heavy Haul Loads In Massachusetts
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DOT & Massachusetts State Heavy Oversize Permit Information
PERMITS: Massachusetts oversize permits are valid for five travel days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Generally, vehicles under 12′ wide and under 14′ high may travel from Monday morning 12:01 am through noon on Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 am until noon. Vehicles between 12′ and 14′ wide, over 13′-11″ in height, and over 80′ long (but not over 114′ long) are only permitted for travel sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday except no travel allowed between 7:00 am – 9:00 am or between 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No travel on major holidays, and some holiday weekends. Routes 95 and 93 in the Boston area are restricted to travel only between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
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.
53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways.
Single – 24,000 designated highways (22,400 other roads)
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 36,000
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
14′-11″ (Over 13′-8″ requires a height survey)
130,000 pounds gross (see note below). Single, Tandem, Tridem – Depends on axle spacings
Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as super loads. Over 130,000 pounds gross requires engineering company survey of structures. This can cost several thousand dollars, depending on the route and number of structures!
Note: the maximum superload width in Massachusetts is 16 feet.
Over 80′ – one escort
Over 95′ – two escorts
115′ or more – two State Police escorts
134′ or more – state police plus two escorts
Over 12′ – one escort
Over 13′-6″ – two escorts
Over 14′-11″ – two escorts plus state police
Over 13′-8″ – route/height survey plus one front escort
Over 13′-11″ – (depending on route) – two escorts
Over 14′-11″ – 2 front escorts plus state police escort
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:
“Oversize Load” sign required on rear of an oversize vehicle that does not require an escort. Mount red flags on extremities and corners for any over-width or over-length vehicle. For all O/D loads made during hours of darkness, a flashing amber light shall be in operation above the highest point of the vehicle and visible from the front and rear of the vehicle.