Heavy Haul Loads In New York
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DOT & New York State Heavy Oversize Permit Information
PERMITS: New York oversize permits are valid for five travel days. New York City permit is good for one several hour period, either day or night depending on dimensions and routes. New York Thruway usually one to three days.
OPERATING TIME: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, Monday through Friday, and may travel on Saturday until Noon, if not over 12′ wide or 85 long, legal height, and able to “maintain traffic flow speed.” This includes I-84 and other NY Thruways. Overweight only up to 96,000 pounds may travel 24/7. Movement not allowed on major holidays, and Friday afternoons before some holiday weekends. New York City: Night travel may be allowed or it may be required in New York City or on Long Island, depending on dimensions.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: At 14′ wide, 14′ high, 90′ long, no travel through business districts between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. At 16′ wide, 15′ high, 100′ long or greater, no state travel between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.. No travel on major holidays. Travel shut down is usually 12:00 Noon the day before a holiday or holiday weekend. NYC is more restrictive. Other time restrictions may be listed on permits for local areas.
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 Designate Highway system and NY Access Highways
48′ trailer and 65′ overall length on non-qualifying highways, in NYC and on NY Thruway
Trailer exceeding 48′ must have kingpin setting of 43′ or less from kingpin to center of rear axle
53′ semi-trailers and units longer than 65′ overall only legal on I-95, I-295 and I-495, traveling from the George Washington Bridge to Long Island
Otherwise, 55′ is legal length in NYC
8′-6″ (8′ in NYC and roads with less than 10′ wide travel lanes)
Single – 22,400
Tandem – 36,000
Tridem – 54,000
Note: Axles less than 46″ apart are considered as one axle.
Over length Permit Exemptions: Permits are not required for loads of poles, girders, beams, columns or similar objects if only legal length is exceeded. This may not apply in NYC area.
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
No set amount: state determines on individual basis.
Maximum rear overhang shall not exceed 1/3 the length of load, 2/3 of which must rest on the trailer bed
Front overhang may not exceed 15′
No set amount: state determines on individual basis. NY Thruway – 16′ wide maximum.
14′ and over (over 13′-6″ on Thruway) requires a route survey.
5 axles – 120,000
6 axles – 130,000
7 axles – 140,000
Single – Depends on route and tire size
Tandem – 50,000
Tridem – 60,000
Quad – depends on route/tire size
You must be registered for at least the amount of weight you are permitting for New York.
Any vehicle or combination which is:
over 16′ wide
16′ or greater in height
Over 160′ in length
200,000 pounds or greater in gross weight
80′ to 99′-11″ – one escort
100′ and over – two escorts, three on two-lane highways
160′ and over – three escorts
New York City:
Over 65′ long – one escort
Going to Long Island requires 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 10′ front or rear overhang – one escort.
Over 12′ – one escort
16′ and over – at least two escorts (three may be required)
Over 16′ – police escort
Over 15′ on NY Thruway also requires Thruway Traffic Safety Supervision Escort
New York City:
Over 11′ – one escort
Over 14′ – two escorts
14′ and over – one escort with pole, and a route survey is needed to apply for permit
Over 15′ may need to provide a bucket truck
Over 16′ – police escort
On Long Island, escort required for over 13’6 high
Over 200,000 pounds – police escort. Speed, etc.: Police escort also required whenever a vehicle must centerline a bridge or highway. Escort also required if permit vehicle cannot maintain normal highway speeds (within 20 mph of posted speed).
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required to the front and rear on all oversized loads, including high loads. Red or orange fluorescent flags (18″ square), mounted on staffs, are required at all corners at the extremities of load or trailer for any over width or over length load. (For night moves, use amber warning lights to front or side in place of flags, and red warning lights to rear). Overhang of 4′ or more requires flags on staff at end of load or lights at night (two flags required at extremities of overhang if width of overhang is more than 2′). All headlights and external lights must be turned on for wide, high, or over length loads. For wide or high loads (over 8’6″ wide or 13’6″ high), power unit must have a minimum of one amber light (6″ minimum to 9″ maximum in size) located on top of the vehicle and visible in a 360-degree radius. In New York City, loads over 10′ wide must have two flashing yellow lights at each end of the load; loads over 14′ wide require two steady yellow lights attached to rear of the load.