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The Necessary Permits for Oversize Loads

In road transport, an oversized load is a load that exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size and/or weight limits for a specified portion of the road. The legal dimensions and weights vary between regions within our country. This means that something that is acceptable on a rural interstate may be deemed too wide for a major city street. This happens more often than you think in the trucking industry. It doesn’t mean your needed shipment cannot happen; it simply means other steps must be taken beforehand.

A vehicle which exceeds the legal dimensions usually requires a special permit which necessitates extra fees to be paid in order for the oversize truck to be legal. This permit usually specifies a route the load must follow, as well as the dates and times during which the load may travel. This is done to make sure it travels during the least crowded time possible and takes the best route to keep everyone safe.

In order to know if your needed shipment is oversize, you must consider whether it exceeds the maximum length, width, or height dimension rules. An example of an oversize load is a pre-built home, pieces of a bridge, or a large construction vehicle, just to name a few. Many times, the permit requires the truck to have an escort as well.

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