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New Mexico Oversize/Overweight Permits

Mexico Overweight Permits

Permit Types

Obtain New Mexico Oversize/Overweight permits calling at (888) 799-8858.

1.Single Trip Permits

Valid for 5 days.

  • Oversize Load
  • Overweight Load
  • Oversize/Overweight Load
  • Oversize Hay Load
  • Overweight Liquid Load
  • Oversize/Overweight Wrecker
  • Self-Propelled
  • SuperLoad – Over 200.000 lbs weight.
  • Manufactured Home – Max 16′ width.
  • Excessive Weight Oilfield Production
  • Government Oversize/Overweight Load

2.Annual Permits

The permits are truck specific. A multiple-trip special permit is valid up to one year from the date of issue or until the end of the coverage period noted on the applicant’s certificate of insurance, whichever is earlier. An expiration date will be noted on the permit.

  • Oversize Load – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height, 120′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, legal weight. For non-divisible loads.
  • Overweight Load – Max 140.000 lbs weight. For non-divisible loads.
  • Oversize/Overweight Load – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height, 120′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, 140.000 lbs weight. For non-divisible loads.
  • Boom Truck Oversize/Overweight – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height, 65′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, 90.000 lbs weight.
  • Boom Truck Overweight – Max 90.000 lbs weight.
  • Oversize Hay – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height. Hauling multiple items must not create an additional over-dimension.
  • Car Hauler – Max dim: 14’6″ height, 75′ length, 4′ front overhang, 7′ rear overhang.
  • Multiple Trip Cross Border Commodity – Max 96.000 lbs weight, 65′ length. For non-divisible loads.
  • Oversize/Overweight Oilfield Load – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height, 110′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, 140.000 lbs weight. For Oilfield production equipment.
  • Agricultural Products – Max 91.400 lbs weight.
  • Self -Propelled – Max dim:  25′ front overhang, 140.000 lbs weight.
  • Specialized Hauling Equipment – For Construction Materials.
  • Wrecker – Max dim: 12′ width, 15′ height, 125′ length, 3′ front overhang, 7′ rear overhang, 86.400 lbs weight. For disabled vehicles.
  • Government Oversize/Overweight load – Max dim: 14′ width, 15′ height, 120′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, 140.000 lbs weight. For non-divisible loads.

OPERATING TIME

Sunrise to Sunset, Monday through Saturday. No Sunday travel. Overweight-only (up to 140,000 pounds gross), can have continuous travel on Interstate and 4-lane highways but a pilot car is required!

LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Height: 14′
Width: 8’6″
Length:
  • 45′ Single Vehicle
  • 57’6″ trailer on designated highways
  • 65′ overall length on all other roads
  • 75′ overall on designated highways
Overhang: 3′ front7′ rear
Weight:
  • 80.000 lbs GVW
  • 86.600 lbs GVW on non-designated highways
  • Single – 20.000 lbs
  • Tandem – 34.000 lbs
  • Triple – 42.000 lbs
  • Four – 50.000 lbs

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS

Length: Depends on routes.

Width: Depends on routes.

Height: Depends on routes. 15′6″ needs a route survey; 18′ needs utility surveys and needs to be cleared from municipal and local authorities.

Weight:

  • Gross Weight
  • 5 axles – 105,000 lbs.
  • 6 axles – 119,000 lbs.
  • 7 axles – 133,000 lbs.
  • Single – 23,000 lbs. on Interstate, 18,000 – 20,000 lbs. all other roads, depending on spacing.
  • Tandem – 46,000 lbs.
  • Tridem – 60,000 lbs.
  • Quad – 68,000 lbs.

ESCORT / PILOT CAR REQUIREMENTS

On All Highways:

Width over 8’6″ if deemed a hazard 1
Width over 14′ 1 escort (some routes might require an escort for vehicles over 12′ wide)
Width over 18′ 2 escort vehicles
Length over 90′ up to 110′ 1 escort vehicle
Length over 110′ 2 escort vehicles
Height over 16′ 1 escort vehicle and route survey (certain routes might require a route survey for lower heights)

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS

A. Oversize signs shall be properly affixed on the front and rear of all oversize vehicles, combinations or loads. The signs shall read “OVERSIZE”, “OVERWIDTH”, “OVERLENGTH” or “OVERHEIGHT”. An “OVERSIZE” sign may be used to designate an over-width, over-length or over-height vehicle or load. The signs shall be at least five feet wide by twelve inches high with a bright yellow background and black lettering. The letters shall be at least one inch wide by ten inches high. The front sign shall be placed on the front of the foremost vehicle or on top of the cab of the power unit in the foremost position. The front sign shall be mounted or affixed in a position that is visible to motorists and that does not interfere with the clearance lights located on the top of the power unit vehicle in accordance with lighting requirements for commercial vehicles. The rear sign shall be placed on either the rear of the load or the rear of the rearmost vehicle as long as it is clearly visible to motorists and does not obscure any required equipment or license plates. An oversize vehicle, combination or load shall be properly flagged at all times. Flags shall be red, florescent red or florescent orange and square or rectangular measuring no less than eighteen inches on any one side.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Movement prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the municipalities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Espanola. In Santa Fe, the movement is also prohibited between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except for SR599. Curfew times do not apply to I-25 through Santa Fe, but they do apply on Interstates in Albuquerque. No movement is allowed when any weather condition restricts visibility to less than 1000′, or when wind speed is 25 miles per hour or more. No travel on major holidays. The closure may start at noon on the day before Holiday.

Insurance Requirements

A. A person applying for a special permit shall submit to the department proof of financial responsibility as required by New Mexico law.
B. An applicant shall submit a certificate of insurance issued by an insurance carrier authorized to transact business in this state in accordance with public regulation commission requirements. The certificate of insurance shall indicate the following minimum coverage:
(1) bodily injury liability in the amounts of $50,000.00 for each person and
$100,000.00 for each accident; and
(2) property damage liability in the amount of $25,000 for each accident.

Obtain New Mexico Oversize/Overweight permits calling at (888) 799-8858.