New Mexico Oversize/Overweight Permits

Mexico Overweight Permits

Permit Types

Obtain New Mexico oversize/overweight permits by calling (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.
  • Manufactured Home – Max 16′ width.
  • Excessive Weight Oilfield Production
  • Government Oversize/Overweight Load

2. Annual Permits

Annual permits are truck specific. A multiple-trip special permit is valid for 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 dims: 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 dims: 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 dims: 14′ width, 15′ height, 65′ length, 15′ front overhang, 25′ rear overhang, 90,000 lbs. weight.
  • Boom Truck Overweight – Max 90,000 lbs.
  • Oversize Hay – Max dims: 14′ width, 15′ height. Hauling multiple items must not create an additional over-dimension.
  • Car Hauler – Max dims: 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 dims: 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.
  • Self -Propelled – Max dims:  25′ front overhang, 140,000 lbs.
  • Specialized Hauling Equipment – For Construction Materials.
  • Wrecker – Max dims: 12′ width, 15′ height, 125′ length, 3′ front overhang, 7′ rear overhang, 86,400 lbs. For disabled vehicles.
  • Government Oversize/Overweight load – Max dims: 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 vehicles (up to 140,000 pounds gross) can travel on Interstates and 4-lane highways indefinitely, 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′ front 7′ 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:
  • All Numbers Refer to Gross Weight
  • 5 axles – 105,000 lbs.
  • 6 axles – 119,000 lbs.
  • 7 axles – 133,000 lbs.
  • Single – 23,000 lbs. on Interstates, 18,000 – 20,000 lbs. on 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 escort vehicle
Width over 14′ 1 escort vehicle (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

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 overwidth, overlength, or overheight vehicle or load. The signs must be at least 5 feet wide by 12 inches tall, with a bright yellow background and black lettering. The letters should 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 18 inches on any one side.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Movement is prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 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, movement is also prohibited between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., except for SR599. Curfew times do not apply to I-25 through Santa Fe, but they do apply to Interstates in Albuquerque. When visibility is less than 1000 feet or the wind speed is 25 miles per hour or higher, no movement is permitted. No travel on major holidays. This restriction may start at noon on the day before the 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 of $50,000.00 per person and $100,000.00 per accident; and

(2) $25,000 in property damage liability for each accident.

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