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When you use VeriTread’s load board for oversize loads, you get access to the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Our patented technology gives integrated dimensions, machinery weights, direct communication with shippers, trailer and permit requirements. This creates a more predictable carrier experience by clearly identifying all of the industry secrets and insider knowledge required to efficiently transport large items.

MI

DOT & Michigan State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Michigan oversize permits are valid for five travel days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to sunset. Weekend travel is now being permitted on a trial basis for loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 14′ high, and 90′ long. Saturday and Sunday daylight to 3:00 pm. If overweight only with all dimensions legal and not exceeding 70′ overall length can have continuous travel.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Loads over 12′ wide or 90′ long are not to move from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the following counties: Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Westenau, Wayne. No travel on major holidays and holiday weekends.

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:

53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways
53′ trailer must have kingpin setting of 41′
50′ maximum on non-designated highways

Width:

8′-6″ designated highways
8′ all other roads

Height:

13′-6″

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Steer Axle – 700 pounds per inch of tire width (15,400 pounds with 11″ tires)
Tandem – 34,000 (32,000 on non-designated roads, and 26,000 on second tandem)
Tridem – 42,000 (39,000 on non-designated) Single – 20,000 designated highways (18,000 other roads)

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

150′

Width:

16′ (or 14′ during spring thaw restrictions)

Height:

15′ Shipper/driver are responsible for finding safe routes when the height exceeds 13’6″

Weight:

“Handled on a case-by-case basis.” Air or lift axles should be on the ground. You must be registered for at least the amount of weight you are permitting for Michigan.

Loads exceeding these dimensions must be applied for as superloads, and may take up to ten days to issue once shipper letter, route surveys, etc. are received.

ESCORTS:

Length:

  • Over 90′ – one escort
  • Over 100′ – two escorts

Overhang: Over 15′ – one escort.

Width:

  • Over 12′ – one escort
  • Over 14′ – two escorts

Height:

  • Over 14′-5″ – one escort with high pole
  • Over 15′ – two escorts and a route survey must be submitted and approved.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs required on front of vehicle and on rear of load for any overdimensional load. An overwidth or overlength vehicle/load requires flags at each corner of the load, with an additional flag at the widest point on each side of the load if it extends beyond the corner flags. When rear overhang is 4′ or more, the extreme rear of the load must have a flag for daytime running, and a red light or lantern at night.

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