Overweight Permits

overweight permit Overweight Permits are special types of temporary permits which authorize the movement of vehicles with a gross weight exceeding legal weights. This type of permit may be issued after a weight analysis of the planned route. The weighted analysis may result in a 24 to 48-hour postponement in the issuance of the Overweight Permits.   Generally, all vehicles and trailers for which special permits are requested shall be licensed in accordance with the states licensing laws. Overweight Permits up to 125% of legal weight covering scheduled moves or specific routes may be requested for extended periods of time up to a maximum of one year in one-month increments.  

When do I need to get my Overweight Permit?

A state will issue an Overweight Permits only when the vehicle is equipped with pneumatic tires of an adequate width. This is for providing the effective supply of weight on the surface of the roadway.   State authorities will not request Overweight Permits during the seasonal highway weight restrictions period for the operations of vehicles on roads where restricted weight limits have been ordered by either the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities or his authorized representatives. However, it doesn’t include cases of extreme emergency. If the limits exceed the following standards, some postponement may result depending upon route.  
Single Axle 30,000 lb 4-axle tandems 80,000 lb
2-axle tandems 56,000 lb Tire Loading 700 lb/in.
3-axle tandems 70,000 lb Gross Weight 150,000 lb


Violation of the provisions of Overweight Permit with respect to the following standards: route of travel, hours of travel, the rate of travel or required equipment will result in the instant cancelation of the permit.

 Overweight Permits with Overweightpermits.com

At OverwightPermits.com we know how busy truckers or trucking company owners are. Also, we understand that filing paperwork is not an easy task when you are not familiar with the regulations and registration process. Therefore, OverweightPermits.com is here to help you obtain and pay off for your special permits. We are always there to provide you with the best service and help you to obtain your overweight permits. It’s our main priority to get our customers to their routes safe and secure. Our free quote is available on our website. Feel free to fill it out. You can also contact us by calling (888) 799-8858. We will be happy to help you.