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When you use VeriTread’s load board for oversize loads, you get access to the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Our patented technology gives integrated dimensions, machinery weights, direct communication with shippers, trailer and permit requirements. This creates a more predictable carrier experience by clearly identifying all of the industry secrets and insider knowledge required to efficiently transport large items.


DOT & Tennessee State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

Permits: Tennessee oversize permits are valid for six days. Must have permit prior to entering state.
Operating Time: Daylight only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday. No travel on Sundays. Overweight only may have continuous movement.
Restricted Travel: Movements over 12’6″ in width or 85′ long or greater or will not be allowed within any statewide city limits and all heavily traveled adjoining commercial or residential areas between the hours of 7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM from Monday through Friday. No travel on major holidays.

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.



Not to exceed 50′ from kingpin to end of trailer or load is legal length
A permit is required for utility poles when overall length is 75feet or more
Overhang: See Length, above.




13′ 6″


80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 42,000 w/ 8′ of spacing, 42,500 w/ 9′









5 axles – 100,000
6 axles – 120,000
7 axles 140,000
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 40,000
Tridem – 60,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions are Super Loads.



Over 85′ – 1 escort
Over 120′ – 2 escorts
Over 75′ to 85′ long requires rotating or strobe type amber light


On Interstate and 4-lane highways:
Over 12’6″ – 1 escort
Over 14′ – 2 escorts
On 2-lane highways:
Over 10′ – 1 escort (unless over 24′ pavement width excluding shoulders)
Over 14′ – 2 escorts


Over 15′ (if approved) – 1 escort with height pole


All movements exceeding 10′ in width and/or 75′ in length require “Oversize Load” at front and rear. Loads over 75’ overall length but not exceeding 85’ require a rotating or strobe type amber light on the end of the load. Red flags are required on overwidth loads front and rear, and top and bottom each side where load is widest (or at the widest point if it is between the top and bottom). Red flags must be placed at the extreme rear end of overlength loads or when there is over 4′ rear overhang. No sign or flag requirements are listed for overheight only loads. For overweight-only loads, you still need Oversize Load signs according to a scale officer, but the rules and regulations do not specify this.

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