OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
General RegulationsRoad and structural design capacities dictate that, generally, the following weights will be the maximum weights for which overweight permits will be issued.
Maximum Permit Weights Allowed
|60,000 POUNDS; NOTE: Any vehicle with a tandem axles weighing over 48,000 pounds must have removed all counterweights and other easily removable components. All previously approved off-road equipment with tandem axles exceeding 60,000 pounds must be reduced to at or below this maximum by January 1, 2001. In addition, no new approvals will be granted to vehicles exceeding the 60,000 pound tandem axle weight.|
|66,000 POUNDS; NOTE: Any vehicle with a tridum axle weighing over 60,000 pounds must have removed all counterweights and other easily removable components.|
|MAXIMUM VEHICLE WEIGHT||In general, the maximum allowable gross weight of any single piece of off-road equipment is 212,000 pounds. Vehicles in excess of this weight may be allowed to move along a preapproved route. An analysis fee will be charged and added to the cost of the permit.|
When the gross vehicle weight exceeds 254,000 pounds: Permit requests for gross vehicle weights exceeding 254,000 pounds require detailed information. Inquiries should be directed to the Truck Permit Office well in advance of the movement (generally one month) Loads exceeding 900,000 pounds may require analysis from an independent engineering firm and additional time should be allowed for this analysis. Since railroads and navigable waterways are adequate for the movement of loads in excess of 254,000 pounds, these facilities must be used instead of highways, except for the hauling necessary to move a load from its origin to the nearest railway or waterway and/or to move a load from the railway or waterway to its destination. See ADDENDUM A-4.
ALL OTHER VEHICLES
24,000 POUNDS if the gross vehicle weight is 120,000 pounds or less, but 20,000 POUNDS if the gross vehicle weight exceeds 120,000 pounds.
|48,000 POUNDS if the gross vehicle weight is 120,000 pounds or less, but 40,000 POUNDS if the gross vehicle weight exceeds 120,000 pounds—45,000 POUNDS if the gross vehicle weight exceeds 120,000 pounds and the spread between axle groups is a minimum of 12 feet and the spread between tires in a group is a minimum of 4 feet.|
EACH TRIDUM AXLE GROUP
EACH TANDEM TRUNION AXLE GROUP (16 tires)