OVERSIZE / OVERWEIGHT
If your overall dimensions (power unit, trailer, load) exceed the following legal dimensions, you will be required to obtain a special hauling permit in most states or provinces:
- Width : 8 feet 6 inches ( 2.6 meters)
- Length : 65 feet ( 20.7 meters) - (may vary depending on the state/province)
- Height : 13 feet 6 inches ( 4.15 meters)
- Weight : 80 000 pounds ( 36 290 kgs)
When an oversize or overweight load exceeds certain dimensions, they are classified as superloads. The dimensions for superload permits vary from state to state, and carry separate restrictions that go along with its specifications.
Escorts, either civilian or police, will be required for the loads. Some states will also require route surveys to make sure that the superload can travel the route without being a hazard to itself or other travelers on the route. Additional fees and permits come with the classification as well.