Call (888) 799-8858 for Massachusetts Oversize/Overweight permits.
PERMITS: Massachusetts Overweight/Oversize Permits are valid for five travel days. You must have a permit prior to crossing state lines.
OPERATING TIME: Generally, vehicles under 12′ wide and under 14′ high may travel from Monday morning 12:01 a.m. through noon on Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 a.m. until noon. Vehicles between 12′ and 14′ wide, over 13’11” in height, and over 80′ long (but not over 114′ long) are only permitted for travel sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday except no travel allowed between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. or between 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Weight:||GVW – 130.000 lbs|
Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as Superloads. Over 130,000 pounds gross requires an engineering company survey of structures. This can cost thousands of dollars, depending on the route and structures.
|Height: A route survey may be required for over 13’ 6″ high. The escort is not usually required for height.|
An “Oversize Load” sign is required for the rear end of an oversize vehicle. Therefore, vehicles with this sign do not require escorts. Please mount red flags on extremities and corners for any over-width/over-length vehicle. For all O/D loads during nighttime hours, a flashing amber light must be in operation above the highest point of the vehicle. The amber light must be visible from the front and rear of the vehicle.
No travel is allowed on major holidays, and some holiday weekends. Routes 95 and 93 in the Boston area are restricted to travel only between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Turnpike: Between the NY line and I-95, no permit is required up to 10′ wide, legal weight, and up to 80′ long. Turnpike permits are issued for vehicles and loads up to 12′ wide, 13’9″ high, 80′ long, and up to 99,000 pounds. (Lower limits apply to the Sumner, Callahan, and Ted Williams Tunnels in the Boston area.) Permits to exceed these dimensions on the Turnpike require special engineering approval plus a $350.00 fee. Vehicles/loads over 12′ wide, over 100′ long, or over 130,000 gross requires a police escort.
Call (888) 799-8858 to Obtain Massachusetts Oversize/Overweight permits.
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