Wyoming Oversize/Overweight Permits
Wyoming oversize permits
are obtained by the driver from Ports of Entry (see phone list at bottom of this page). Drivers must call ahead to the port/scale at least one hour prior to arrival and obtain a clearance number. Failure to do this will result in up to a $500 fine and a 24-hour shutdown. The permit is usually valid for one day or one trip.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including weekends. Loads not exceeding 10′ wide, and all other dimensions being legal, may travel at night on Wyoming Interstate Highways only with proper lighting.
Divisible Loads Exceeding 80,000 lbs.:
|Weight: (All highway)
- Single Axle – 20,000 lbs.
- Tandem Axle – 36,000 lbs.
- Triple Axle – 42,000 lbs.
- Each Wheel – 10,000 lbs.
- Each Tire:
- Steering – 750 lbs./inch of width
- Other Tires – 600 lbs./inch of tire width
||60′ – Single unit, or semi-trailer in a truck tractor, semi-trailer combination.
81′ – semi-trailer, trailer, or double semi-trailer combined in length in a truck-tractor and semi-trailer, trailer, or double semi-trailer combination including the connecting mechanism.
48′ – semi-trailer
40′ – trailer or second semi-trailer
(For consecutive towed vehicles, if the weight difference between the vehicles is over 5,000 pounds, the heavier towed vehicle must be directly behind the truck-tractor and the light towed vehicle must be last)
85′ – Any combination of vehicles other than those listed above.
Combinations that are listed above cannot consist of more than 3 single vehicles.
97′ – For saddle mount combinations that consist of more than 3 saddle mount. Additional vehicles can be transported when it is placed safely on the frame of a vehicle in a properly assembled saddle mount combination.
You can exceed 80,000 lbs. of gross vehicle weight without a permit on state and Interstate Highways as long as you are legal on all axle
weights and bridges and you are licensed for at least the amount of your gross weight.
Loads in excess of these dimensions are considered superloads.
|Weight: (Gross weight is 80,000 lbs)
Register for up to 117,000 pounds to permit for that much or more
- Single – 25,000
- Tandem – 55,000
- Tridem – 65,000
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
On 2-Lane Highways:
On Interstates (4 or More Lanes):
|Width over 14′ or more
||Over 14′ or more – Needs 2 escorts (Front & Rear)
|When any portion of the vehicle extends to the left of the highway centerline
||2 (Front & Rear)
|Height escorts determined by WY highway patrol (permittee held responsible for clearances)
||15’ or more
(additional escorts may be required by the WY Highway Patrol for extreme width)
|Length or Height
||Escorts determined at the discretion of WY Highway Patrol
|| Gross weight is 117,000 lbs.
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS
All oversize loads and vehicles must display “Oversize Load” signs on both front and rear. Flags are to be placed on projections extending beyond the sides of the trailer. Rear overhang greater than 4′ must be flagged (daytime) or lit at night. If night running is permitted, each load must have an amber clearance light on each front corner, a red clearance light on each rear corner, and a revolving amber light, amber strobe, or two-way flashing amber light at least 4′′ in diameter mounted on the vehicle and visible from both front and rear.
Wyoming usually allows holiday travel for loads not requiring escorts. However, the Ports of Entry will not be open, so check with the ports on pre-ordering permits if you wish to operate during a holiday. Permit issuing authorities may restrict movements to the daylight hours of minimum traffic volume; such hours may be stipulated as a condition of the move.
Travel can also be restricted at times due to inclement weather.
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