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AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION
120 STATE STREET
MONTPELIER, VERMONT 05603
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:45 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
8' between 2 or 3 axles
Federal Bridge Formula Appiles
|Semi-trailers||53'/72' overall without permit
43' kingpin setting applies
Must be equipped with rear bumper protection
|65' overall/48' trailer
(75' overall with permit)
OVERHANG Rear overhang cannot exceed 1/3 total vehicle length
Depends on destination, tire size and load Description, each case is looked at individually
|Tandem||Each case is looked at individually|
|Tridum||Each case is looked at individually|
|Quad||Each case is looked at individually|
|Gross Weight:||150,000 lbs or more requires an engineering study; no vehicle or
combination of vehicles shall be operated on the highways of this state when the
gross weight on the road surface through any wheel there of exceeds 600 lbs per
inch width of tire.
The gross weight allowable shall be governed by the tires and axles, other than the front or steering axles.
|*These are just guidelines, the gross weight depends on your axle spacings and axle configurations; the Department will decide if these weights are permissible. Anything over 125,000 lbs must go to bridge for analysis.|
|Length:||100' or more will require an engineering study|
|Width:||15' or more require an engineering study|
|Height:||Over 14' are limited to short distances; the clearance of facilities and general safety of the traveling public are the governing factors in issuing over height permits|
|Permits are issued for loads having an origin or destination in the state or if travel through the state cannot be avoided.|
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for ten (10) working days.
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset; vehicles which are overweight only and are capable of traveling with the traffic flow are not restricted to daylight travel time.
No weekend travel if load exceeds 10'6" wide, 100' long or 108,000 lbs.
Permits shall not be issued covering loads that can reasonably be reduced to legal dimensions; all loads must be reduced to the absolute minimum.
Euclids, tournarockers, dumpsters, etc., traveling on a permit shall carry no load except parts or accessories pertaining to themselves; blades, buckets, etc. can remain attached.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
Description of vehicle and the load, applicant name and address, tractor information, weight, number of axles, Vermont fuel number (if applicable), trailer information, gross weight, overall dimensions, empty width/length, original origin, final destination and routes. Over length vehicles will need a diagram showing overhang dimensions, location of pivot points and axles. Over height will need a letter from all utilities involved. Over weight will need a diagram showing axle spacing, tire size and weight distribution.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed||# Escorts|
|On 2-Lane Roads with traffic in both directions
On Multi-lane divided highways with 2 or more lanes in each direction with shoulders:
|Width of 12' or more||1|
|Length of 80' or more||1|
|Overhang of 15' or more
(1/3 of length)
|Large or hazardous moves||2 (Front & Rear)
(Police escort may also be required)
|Convoy operation: There shall be a minimum spacing of 1,000' between permitted vehicles.|
Travel is restricted in the city of Rutland from 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 - 6:00 P.M Monday through Friday. All other restrictions will be noted on permit. Permits will not be issued for movements of loads in excess of 108,000 lbs or over 10'6" wide or 100' long on Friday afternoons, Saturday or Sunday and between Memorial Day and Labor Day
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Roads may be posted for reduced weight during spring thaw
Overweight, Oversized & Wide Load Super Loads
Width - 15' or more except on town highways
Length - 100' or more except on town highways
Height - 14' or more except on town highways
Weight - 150,000 lbs or more except on town highways
Fee is minimum of $400; drawings are required showing the load, configurations of equipment and weight distribution, allow at least ten (10) working days for processing.
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