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DOT & Montana State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Montana oversize permits are valid for three to five days
OPERATING TIME: Continuous travel is allowed for loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 15′-6″ high, or 110′ in length. Daylight hours (½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset), including Saturdays and Sundays, is allowed for loads not exceeding 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length except on Red Route highways. DW21 and 5 MPH conditions on two-lane highways only allowed daytime travel.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: On Red Route Highways, travel is not allowed after 3:00 pm Fridays until Sunrise on Saturday, and from 12:00 Noon Sunday to sunrise on Monday if dimensions exceed 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or 110′ in length; and no travel is allowed after 4:00 pm Friday until Monday morning if dimensions exceed 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length. Red Route Map is available online or at scales. Holiday travel is usually allowed for loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or 110′ long.

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
75′ maximum length if trailer exceeds 53′ or if there is any rear overhang
Overhang: Overall length including overhang up to and including 75′ is legal. Over 75′ needs permit.






80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 42,000
Note: Divisible Loads Exceeding 80,000: You can exceed 80,000 gross without a permit as long as you are legal on all axle/group weights and you are licensed for at least the amount of your gross weight.









* (5 axles) * (6 axles) * (7 axles) *Depends on spacings

Single – 24,000
Tandem – 48,000*
Tridem – 62,700*
*Variable, dependent on axle spacings

You must be registered for at least the amount of weight you are permitting for Montana.


On Interstate Highways:


Over 120′ – one escort,


Over 16′-6″ – one escort


Not usually required, but over 17′ may depend on route, and over 16′ may have two-lane detours.

On two-Lane Highways:

Length: Over 110′ – one escort


Over 12′-6″ – one escort
Over 14′ – two escorts


Over 17′ – one escort with high pole


Over 54,300 – 55,000 on a Tridem (varies with spacings) – two escorts (DW21 Conditions).


Vehicle/load exceeding 10′ in width require “Oversize Load” signs front and rear, and 5″ flashing amber lights, revolving beacon or strobe light(s) are required at each end of the Oversize Load sign on the power unit, or a single beacon light may be used on top of the power unit as long as it is visible from all directions. If the light is blocked by the height/width of the load, the rear of the load should also have a light. “Long Load” sign must be displayed on the rear of combinations exceeding 105′ on non-Interstate routes, and exceeding 120′ on Interstate routes. Overlength load does not need signs if less than 110′ total overall length.

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