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North Dakota

DOT & North Dakota State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: North Dakota oversize permits are valid for three days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to sunset, including Saturday and Sunday except loads over 16 feet wide and 110 feet long cannot travel Saturday after noon or Sunday all day. Overweight only can have continuous travel.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Travel may be restricted on major holidays or holiday weekends depending on dimensions. (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′ semi-trailer and load
75 overall including load and any rear overhang
Poles, pipes, beams, utility poles, etc. are not exempt from permits for length or rear overhang.

Width:

8’6″

Height:

14′

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 48,000
Register tractor at the maximum of 105,500 pounds to be permitted for that much or more, or pay extra on the O/W permit.

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

120′

Width:

18′

Height:

18′

Weight:

Steer – 12,100 for 11″ tires (550 pounds per inch of tire width)
Single – 24,000
Tandem – 45,000
Tridem – 60,000
Quad – 68,000
Note: ND does not like to issue overweight permits when axle group weights are not evened out as much as possible.

Loads exceeding these dimensions or over 150,000 pounds are considered superloads.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 120′ – 1 escort

Width:

On 2-lane highways:

Over 14’6″ up to 16′ – 1 escort, or may use lighted rotating or flashing amber light(s) visible for 500′ from the front and rear in lieu of escort
Over 16′ – 2 escorts
On 4-lane highways:

Over 16′ – 1 escort
All highways: Over 18′ – Official escort (unless exempted by Highway Patrol)
Instead of pilot car, for width over 14’6 but not over 16′, may be equipped with lighted rotating or flashing amber light(s) that are visible from the front and rear at 500 feet.

Height:

Over 18′ – 1 escort and written clearances from utility companies.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” sign is required on rear of the vehicle when overall length exceeds 75′. All overdimensional loads must have flags on the traffic side of the load front and rear. Overwidth and overheight loads only require flags, not signs.

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