New Jersey Oversize/Overweight Permits

New JerseyPermit Types

Call (888) 799-8858 for New Jersey overweight/oversize permits.
1. Single-Trip Oversize/Overweight Permit
Valid for 5 days. Used for the transport of any non-reducible load.
2. Code 23 Overweight/Oversize Route-Specific Permit
Valid for 30 days. Used for the transport of heavy construction equipment or machinery. In order to obtain this permit, the trailer must have a valid Code 23 registration.
3. Code 23 Special Oversize Trailer Permit (Lifetime)
Used for the movement of an empty trailer between 8’ and 10’ in width in combination with vehicles between 55’ and 70’ in overall length.
4. Ocean-Borne Container Annual Permit
Used for the transport of sealed ocean-borne containerized cargo. Max: 90,000 lbs. GVW, 38,000 lbs. tandem weight, 56,500 lbs. tri-axle weight.
OPERATING TIME
Travel is permitted during daylight hours on Monday through Friday and until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. No Saturday afternoon or Sunday travel or travel on major holidays for overdimensional loads. Overweight-only loads have no restrictions on travel time.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Length:
  • 53’ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways (41’ kingpin to the center of rear tandem)
  • Straight Truck – 40’
  • Double Trailers – 28’
  • Truck/Trailer – 62’ overall
  • Tractor/Trailer – No overall length limit
Width:
  • 8’6″ on designated roads
  • 8’ all other roads
Height: 13’6″
Weight: 80,000 lbs. gross weight
  • Single – 22,400 lbs.
  • Tandem – 34,000 lbs.
  • Tridem – 56,400 lbs.
 

PERMIT LIMITS

Width: 16’
Height: 16’
Length: 120’
Weight: The maximum weight that can be permitted on each axle is 800 lbs. per inch of tire width. This means that four 10-inch tires on an axle would allow a maximum of 32,000 lbs. on that axle; four 11-inch tires would allow 35,500 lbs. A GVW over 150,000 lbs. requires special clearance from the NJDOT.

ESCORTS FOR WIDE LOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

On 2-Lane Highways:
Width over 14’ 1 Front
Length over 100’ 1 Front
Length over 120’ 2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 16’ 2 (Front & Rear)
On 4 or More Lane Highways:
Width over 14’ 1 Rear
Length over 100’ 1 Rear
Width over 16’ 2 (Front & Rear)
Length over 120’ 2 (Front & Rear)

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs are required on all overwidth vehicles. Warning signs must be at least six feet wide and one foot tall. When two escort vehicles are required, a warning sign shall be displayed on the front of the preceding escort vehicle and on the rear of the following escort vehicle. When only one escort vehicle is required, a warning sign must be displayed on the rear of the escorted combination and on the front of the escort vehicle if it is receding, or on the front of the escorted combination and on the rear of the escort vehicle if it is following. Also, when no escort vehicles are required, warning signs shall be displayed on the front and rear of the oversize vehicle combination.

Mount any red flags on the overwidth extremities and the corners of the load, or on the rear corners of an overlength load. Low beam headlights and red tail lights (on both the tractor and trailer) should be illuminated.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

No oversize or overweight travel on major holidays in New Jersey. No travel is permitted on NJ Route 495 and the Holland Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and the Atlantic City Expressway. Access onto the I-95 section of the NJ Turnpike between Ridgefield and the George Washington Bridge (mp118 to mp122) is only obtainable with permission of the Turnpike Authority, phone (732) 247-0900, extension 5429. Vehicles traveling from I-95 to New York via the GW Bridge must contact Patrick C. Kennedy, Traffic Safety Officer of the NJ/NY Port Authority prior to arrival, phone (201) 242-8116.

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