Heavy Haul Loads In Washington
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DOT & Washington State Heavy Oversize Permit Information
PERMITS: Washington oversize permits valid for three days. Must have permit prior to entering the state. Washington permits can no longer be purchased at POEs.
OPERATING TIME: One half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, vehicle/loads not exceeding 12′ wide, 14’6″ high and 105′ long, including legal overhangs, may run at night with proper lighting defined by Federal Regulations 49 CFR 393.11.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Monday through Friday time/width curfew restrictions for the vicinities of Seattle-Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver and Kelso are listed on the Commuter Curfew Hours sheet which accompanies permits. A validation number for permission to use city routes in Seattle and Tacoma.
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.
A 56′ trailer and load permit is available for legal loads
15′ rear from center last axle to end of load
80,000 Gross or more, depending on number of axles and their spacings:
Steer – 600 lbs. per inch of width (13,200 for 11″ steers)
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 42,000 (with at least 8′ of axle spacing)
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
125′ trailer and load
16′ (14′ on 2-lane highways)
Note: On height clearances: Washington state oversize permits do not guarantee height clearances on permitted routes.
5 axles – 99,000
6 axles – 114,700
7 axles – 130,000
Depending on axle spacings
On Multiple Lane Highways:
Trailer length including load over 125′ – 1 escort Overhang: Center last axle to end of load exceeds 1/3 of total trailer and load length – 1 escort
Over 14′ – 1 escort Over 16′ – case by case basis
Over 14’6″ – 1 escort On 2-Lane Highways:
Trailer length including load over 105′ – 1 escort. Overhang: rear overhang exceeds 1/3 of total trailer and load length – 1 escort.
Over 11′ – 2 escorts Over 16′ – case by case basis
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all oversized loads at the front of the tractor at a height of 5′ from ground level (or as high as practicable on the vehicle or load if it cannot accommodate the 5′ height), and at the rear of the vehicle at a height of 5′ to 7′ from ground level (or as high as practicable on the vehicle or load if it cannot accommodate the 5′ to 7′ height). Signs are not needed for overweight only loads. Flags must be displayed on all four corners of all overwidth loads, and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs. When night movement is allowed, loads projecting beyond the sides of the vehicle must have amber lights visible from the front and side at the outermost extremities. Rearmost edge of the projecting load must be marked with a red lamp visible from the rear and side.