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DOT & Pennsylvania State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Pennsylvania oversize permits are valid for seven days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday, and Saturday sunrise until noon. Overweight only, not exceeding 107,000 pounds and not exceeding 70′ overall length, operating at prevailing speeds can have continuous travel.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Daylight only until noon on Saturdays, and no Sunday travel. Over 10 feet wide and/or 85 feet in length are not allowed any weekend travel. Inside urban areas (see map included with provision sheets), except for holidays, movement is allowed seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to sunset, and also 3:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (but 2 pilots and special lighting required). City permit is required for Philadelphia for all routes except Interstates. Permit travel is usually not allowed from noon the day before the six major holidays and holiday weekends until 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′ semitrailer (kingpin to center line of rear axle group must not exceed 41′). If combination is legal without load, no permit is required if load is 70′ or less or if overall length is 85′ or less and load is non-divisible (no extra length created by multiple end-to-end pieces). No overhang restrictions. This includes beams, utility poles, pipes, building materials, etc.
Overhang: Up to 6′ rear overhang allowed on a divisible load. No overhang is legal unless it is a non-divisible load as above.

Width:

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

Height:

13’6″

Weight:

80,000
Steer Axle – 20,000
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 42,500

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

120′
160′ on 4-lane highways

Width:

16′

Height:

14’6″

Weight:

Single – 27,000
Tandem – 52,000
Tridem – 63,000
Quad – 72,000

Loads exceeding 201,000 gross weight, width over 16 feet, or 160 feet overall length, are considered superloads.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 90′ – 1 escort
Over 160′ – police escort
Overhang: Over 15′ – 1 escort

Note: If both length exceeds 90′ and width exceeds 13′, front and rear pilots are required on all two-lane highways.

Width:

Over 13′ on all highways – 1 escort
Over 16′ – police escort

Height:

Over 14’6″ – 1 escort with height pole, and PA requires a route survey to accompany application.

Weight:

Over 201,000 – police escort.

Other:

If permit reduced speeds over bridges – 1 escort
If permit requires load to be only vehicle on a bridge, or to occupy more than one lane of traffic on a bridge – 2 escorts
Philadelphia: Police escort required when over and of the following:
11’5″ wide
14′ high
75′ long
145,000 pounds

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs are required on front of tractor and rear of load or trailer (whichever extends the farthest) on all oversized loads unless otherwise specified in the permit. Signs must be removed or covered when the vehicle/load is no longer oversize. Flags are required at the widest points of any oversize load. Rear overhang of 4′ or more must be flagged, or have a red light attached to the end of the load during darkness. Headlights and rear lamps of a permitted vehicle must be on during movement when traveling with pilot car(s).

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