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North Carolina

DOT & North Carolina State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: North Carolina oversize permits are valid for ten days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to sunset, Monday through Saturday, no Sunday travel. Overweight only, not exceeding 112,000 pound gross (or 94,500 for sealed ship container) and travelling only on Interstate routes may travel 24/7, but it must be requested with the permit order.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Loads over 10 feet wide are restricted within a 10 mile radius of the following cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Loads over 14’ height are subject to speed and escort restrictions in I-40 tunnels near Tennessee line. (See Escort Section, below). No travel on major holidays or holiday weekends. Double check with permit office for holiday restrictions.

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′ trailer* on designated highways
48′ trailer on all other roads
No overall designated legal length on all highways for 48′ trailer 60′ overall on non-designated
For 53′ trailer, no overall designated length on Interstates or federally designated highways
In NC, only Interstates and a few sections of 4-lane US Highways are considered federally designated highways. On other routes, including most US Highways, the legal overall length is 60 feet.
Overhang:
Front – 5′
Rear – 5′
Note: length restriction for non-designated routes on 53′ trailers).

Width:

8’6″ Interstate and designated highways
8′ on other roads

Height:

13’6

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 38,000
Tridem – depends on spacings

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

105′
Beams and girders maximum 120′

Width:

15′

Height:

No set limits – determined by route. Loads over 14′ may take extra processing time.

Weight:

Gross Weights
5 axles – 112,000
6 axles – 120,000
7 axles – 132,000
Axle Weights
Steer Axle – 20,000*
Single – 25,000
Tandem – 50,000
Tridem – 60,000
Quad – 68,000
Weight over 132,000 or widths over 15′ are superloads.
Letter from shipper must be included with a superload application.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 110′ – 1 escort
Over 150′ – 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 15′ front or rear – 1 escort

Width:

Over 12′ – 1 escort
Over 14′ – 2 escorts on 2 lane or 2 way roads
Over 15′ wide may require police escorts

Height:

Over 14’5″ – 1 escort with high pole
Note: For I-40 tunnels near TN line:
Eastbound and over 13’11” – 1 escort with height pole
Westbound and over 14’2″ – 1 escort with height pole

Weight:

Over 149,999 pounds – 1 escort.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs are required at front and rear for all loads exceeding 10 feet wide. Flags are required on each corner and at the widest point of the load for all loads over 8’6″ wide, but the flags “…shall be so mounted as to not increase the overall width of the load.” Rear overhang in excess of 4 feet requires a flag, or at night a red or amber light visible for at least 200 feet.

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