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DOT & Ohio State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Ohio oversize permits are valid for five days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including weekends up to 12′ wide. Loads over 12′ wide are permitted until 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and on Fridays from April 1 through November 30. Overweight only and not over 53′ trailer and load length can have continuous travel provided they can keep up with traffic.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Movement of vehicles/loads over 12 feet wide is prohibited within many counties between 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For the list of counties, refer to the Ohio Provisions Form OS-1A, a required permit accompaniment. O/D loads are usually not allowed to travel from noon the weekday before major holidays until sunrise the following weekday.

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
Overhang: 53’ semi-trailer and load including rear overhang (overhang off front of trailer does not count)

Width:

8’6″

Height:

13’6

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 48,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

No set maximum

Width:

14′

Height:

14’6″
Ohio won’t permit over 14’6″ overall height on a step deck when it could on a lower trailer
Any move over 14’10” high shall be required to coordinate the move with the owners of all overhead signs, signals, utilities, etc., which may obstruct safe, clear movement
Moves over 15’6″ are not permitted in Ohio

Weight:

Single – 29,000 (distance of 16′ or more from an adjacent axle)
Tandem – 46,000 (4’0″ to 4’5″ spacing) to 47,000 (4’6″ to 5’5″ spacing)
Tridem – 60,000 (axle spacing at least 4’1″)
Quad – 80,000 with at least 4’1” spacings
Note: All axles must be down on overweight loads. Lift axles must carry within 2,000 pounds of amount of weight of adjacent fixed axles. Ohio has eliminated the requirement that lift axle controls must be outside the truck cab.
Loads exceeding these dimensions are considered superloads.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 90′ – 1 escort

Width:

Over 13′ – 1 escort
Over 14’6″ – 2 escorts
Over 16′ – police escort
Over 13′ and over 120,000 pounds GVW – police escort

Height:

Over 14’6″ – 1 escort
Over 14’10” – 2 escorts
Police escort for height depends on routes
Two escorts required if more than one of these conditions exist (for example, over 90′ long and over 13′ wide)

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” sign is required on front and rear of all oversized vehicles when vehicle or load is over 10′ wide, over 14’6″ high, or over legal length. Flags are to be displayed on all overdimensional vehicles and loads.  Overwidth loads should bear flags at each corner of the vehicle or load, and two flags at the widest extremities of the vehicle or load. Overlength vehicles/loads and loads with a rear overhang of 4′ or more shall display a single flag at the extreme rear if the over length or projecting part is two feet wide or less, and two flags if wider than 2 feet to indicate, located to indicate the maximum width. Overhang should be lighted at night. Headlights must be on during the movement of any O/D vehicle or load.

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