Select a State:

Oversize Overweight OS/OW Superload
53' trailer length,
8'6" wide, and
13'6" high
80,000 lbs
80,000 lbs
160' long,
16' wide,
16' high and
200,000 lbs
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
$40.00 + any
additional fees
for escorts
When Escorts are Needed: # of Escorts:
On 2 Lane Highways
Width over 12' 1 front
Width over 16' and over 4 (2 front and 1 rear + police)
Length 80' and over 1 front
Length 100' and over 2 (1 front and 1 rear)
Length 140' and over 4 (2 front and 1 rear + police)
Overhang over 10' 1 front
Height over 14' w/high pole 1 front
Height 16' and over
(w/high pole)
1 front and police
Weight over 200,000lbs or if
vehicle must cross the center line
of a structure
Police escort
On 4 Lanes or More
Width over 12' 1 rear
Width 18' and over 4 (2 front and rear + police)
Length 80' and over 1 rear
Length 100' and over 4 (2 front and 1 rear + police)
Overhang over 10' 1 rear
Height 14' w/high pole 1 front
Height 16' and over
(w/high pole)
1 front and police
Vehicle is: slow moving or
speed restrictions are required
1 rear
Weight over 200,000lbs or if
vehicle must cross the center lineƶ
of a structure
Police escort
New York City
Width over 11' 1 rear
Width over 14' 2 (front and rear)
Length over 65' 1 rear
New York Thruway:
(Escort personnel are not permitted
to stop traffic on NY thruway)
Width over 12' 1 rear
Width 14' to 15'11? (I-85) 1 front
Width over 16' State Police
Height over 13'6"
(w/high pole)
1 front
Over hang over 101' 1 rear
New York Bridges
Escort services will be $150.00 crossing during business hours. On Holidays and weekends,
fee will be $350.00

Overhang Requirements:

No maximums set. Over length permits depend on the cargo being hauled, each over dimension is looked at individually.

Police Escorts:

$122.00 per hour per Trooper - $0.55 per mile, with a 4 hour minimum. Certain regions in the state may require more than one Trooper per load. This will be determined though the D.O.T. when processing permit.

Permits Valid For:

Single Trip Permits are valid for three (3) permissible travel days.

Operating Time

Permitted loads are allowed travel from one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset, Monday through Friday.  Permit applicant may request night travel in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  Night travel is required on Long Island for mobile homes, modular units, and office trailers that exceed 12' wide.  Night travel may be required for extremely large vehicles if it is determined that the load will be safer to move at night.  Night travel allowed in Suffolk County when specified on permit application.  Continuous travel may be obtained provided the vehicle does not exceed legal dimensions and does not exceed (125%) of legal weight.

New York City Operating Time

New York City operating times are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. On Fridays travel is allowed 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. On Saturdays travel is allowed from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. In New York City, a load that is over 100' long or 10' wide it must make its travel during nighttime hours.

Saturday and Sunday travel is allowed during daytime hours in special cases, but must be pre-approved by the city of New York.  Daytime travel Permit for NYC costs and additional $25.00

Weekend Travel

Permitted loads are allowed travel on Saturdays until 12:00 Noon if not over 12' wide, or 72' long (85' long on approved routes).  Permitted loads are restricted from travel on Sundays.

Divisible Loads

Divisible loads are permitted in New York for vehicles with New York registration.


Blades that are over 12' wide must be detached, but may be hauled together with the main cargo.

Restricted Travel

Loads or vehicles exceeding 80' long x 12' wide x 14' high will require a Route Survey in New York City.

Spring Weight Restrictions

There are no Seasonal Weight Restrictions for the State of New York.  It is possible that certain Counties may impose Frost laws, and in this case the DOT will notify the permit applicant at the time of application.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 160' long x 16' wide x 16' high and 200,000 lbs. or more are considered Super-loads.  Super-load applications should be allowed between two (2) and four (4) weeks for processing and approval.  Police Escorts are required for all Super-load shipments in the State of New York.

The following items are required along with all Super-load applications:

  • A certification by the manufacturer or designer of the load and/or vehicle that the object or vehicle cannot feasibly be manufactured or broken down into smaller sections.
  • Letter from applicant taking full responsibility for any damage to structures, roads, signs, utility wires, telephone wires, cable wires, underground pipes or services and any damage caused as a result of the move.
  • Applicant must provide a letter from each municipality whose highways are involved in the move, giving their permission to use their highways.  This letter must be on municipal letterhead and include a contact name and phone number for the municipality.  If the municipality requires a State permit prior to issuance of their permit, a letter indicating they will issue a permit contingent on a State permit being issued will be acceptable.

When a load is over 20' wide or greater, a Traffic Control Plan performed by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of New York must be submitted.  This plan must include a time frame of the proposed move, waypoints where following traffic can pass the vehicle, designated safe havens where the vehicle can park during peak travel hours or evening curfews, phone numbers for all police agencies along route of travel and a listing of any potential traffic hazards or issues.

If Super-load application indicates a gross vehicle weight of 160,000 lbs. or greater, vehicle/load must have a structural review by the Main Office Structures Division.  The Department may require that the applicant have a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of New York perform the required structural analysis and prepare a report to the Department for review.