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Ohio State Trucking Permit Information



OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SPECIAL HAULING OFFICE, PERMIT SECTION
1610 W. BROAD STREET
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43223

Ohio State Trucking Permit Information website for Overweight, Wide Load and Oversize Transport: Click Here

PHONE: 614-351-2300
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M 12:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 20,000 20,000
Tandem Two successive axles spaced 4' or less, center to center, not to exceed 24,000 lbs.
Two successive axles in excess of 4' but not more than 8', 34,000 + 1,000 lbs for each foot or fraction thereof over 4' not to exceed 40,000 lbs
Tridum Spaced more than 4' between each axle and not more than 9' between the 1st and 3rd axle cannot exceed 48,000 lbs
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8'6"
Height 13'6" 13'6"'
Length:
Semi-trailers 53' 53'

EXEMPTIONS
Fire engines, fire trucks or other vehicles or apparatus belonging to any municipal corporation or to the volunteer fire department of any municipal corporation or used by such department in the discharge of its functions. Vehicles and pole trailers used in the transportation of wooden and metal poles, transportation of pipes or well drilling equipment, farm machinery and equipment.

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight:
Single
29,000
Tandem 36,000 Spacing equal to or less than 4'
46,000 Spacing more than 4' plus 1,000 lbs per additional foot
Tridum 47,000 Spacing less than 4' 53,000 Spacing more than 4' plus 700 lbs per additional foot
Quad 57,200 Spacings 4'6"
Gross Weight:
Not to exceed 120,000 lbs
5 Axles Single-tandem-tandem 29,000 - 46,000 - 46,000 = 121,000 GVW *Must have 51' outer bridge and 36' inner bridge to carry overweight on 5 axles
  6 Axles Single-tandem--tridum 29,000 - 46,000 - 53,000 = 128,000 GVW
  7 Axles Single-tridum-tridum 29,000 - 53,000 - 53,000 = 135,000 GVW
  8 Axles Single-tandem-tandem-tridum 29,000 - 46,000 - 46,000 - 53,000 = 174,000 GVW


PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) consecutive days.

OPERATING TIME
Daytime only for over dimensional loads, loads that are only overweight may travel 24 hours a day provided they can keep up with the flow of traffic.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Travel is permitted seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day for overweight loads, dimensions must be legal, loads up to 12' wide may run daylight hours seven days a week, loads over 12' wide are permitted until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
All loads must be reduced.

EXCEPTIONS
A dozer with a blade exceeding 14' wide must place a protector device on it, if not the blade shall be removed and hauled separately. A blade between 12' and 14' wide is restricted to a 25 mile radius unless a traffic protector device is used.

No restrictions on the dozer blade if width does not exceed 12'. No permits will be issued for dozers with blades attached over 15' wide.

Special hauling permits may be issued for transporting wire mesh or bar mat up to 12' wide provided plywood or similar sheeting protection covers both sides of the load.

No permits are required if legal dimensions are not exceeded for vehicles and pole trailers hauling wood or metal poles, pipes, well drilling equipment or farm machinery and equipment.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMITS:
Tractor and trailer information including empty weight, tire sizes, load dimensions, overall description, make, model, gross weight, load weight, axle weights and spacings, origin, destination and routes. If picking up or delivering in the state, must have complete physical address.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed: # Escorts
Overall length in excess of 90 feet 1 Rear
Overall width in excess of 13 feet 1 Lead (Rear on multiple lane highways)
Overall height in excess of 14'6" 1 Lead escort vehicle equipped with a height sensing device
Overall width in excess of 14'6" 1 Lead & 1 Rear
Overall height in excess of 14'10" 1 Lead & 1 Rear
Note: Escort vehicles shall be required to maintain radio communication with the operator for the permitted vehicle and shall also be required to be equipped with a roof mounted amber flashing or rotating light(s). Driver of the escort vehicle is to act as a flagman when needed.

Lead escort vehicle, when required is to proceed 500 feet in advance of permit vehicle/load. Rear escort vehicle when required is to follow 500 feet behind permit vehicle/load.

Effective June 1, 2000 all commercial vehicles operated under a permit and escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol must have a MCSAP inspection prior to movement. Out of state inspections will not be honored unless the inspection resulted in a CVSA decal being awarded.


Restricted Travel

Turnpike Restrictions:
Legal Dimensions  
Width: 8'6"
Height: 40' Single Unit
70' Tractor/semi-trailer
90' Doubles (up to 112')
Weight: 90,000 GVW (127,400 doubles) 21,000 Per axle
Tandem: Program allows double operations over 70' under permit Maximum weight 127,400 lbs
Triple: On a trial basis one company is running triples but triples are not allowed at this time to the general public.


Travel is restricted for all loads in excess of 12' wide within a 25 mile radius of Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus within the corporate limits of Akron, Canton, Dayton, Lima, Toledo and Youngstown between 6:30 - 9:00 A.M. and 4:40 - 6:00 P.M., no travel during inclement weather.

For information concerning turnpike travel contact: Ohio Turnpike Commission 682 Prospect Street Berea, Ohio 44017 440-234-2081.

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads
Loads exceeding 120,000 lbs gross weight, 14'6" high, 14'0" wide are considered super loads. All essential details of proposed movements must be included (axle weights, spacings, number of tires, etc).

Allow 2 to 5 days for processing application

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR OVERSIZED, OVERWEIGHTAND WIDE LOAD SUPER LOADS