OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Types of PermitsSTEERING AXLE PERMITS: ($15.00 per year)
These permits are for equipment which is primarily used off-road, which only occasionally uses the state maintained highway system, and which exceeds the legal axle weight of the steering axle due to its design. Rig-up trucks may obtain a Steering Axle Permit if their single steering axle weight does not exceed 24,000 pounds, their length does not exceed 45 feet, and their width does not exceed 10 feet. No load may be carried by a Rig-up truck with a Steering Axle Permit and another vehicle may not be towed by the truck. A vehicle with a Steering Axle Permit must be equipped with tires of 10.00 inches in width or larger. These permits are valid for one (1) year and are good for travel on all state highways, including the Interstate system.
Vehicles with a valid Steering Axle Permit are not prohibited from traveling at night, during moderate rain, or on holidays. These permits are issued on regular forms or computer generated permit forms from the Truck Permit Office or the Louisiana Truck Center.