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Oversize Overweight OS/OW Superload
Exceeding
69' trailer length,
8'6" wide, and
13'6" high
Exceeding
80,000 lbs.
Exceeding legal
weight and dimension
Exceeding
125' long,
16' wide,
16' high, and
167,000 lbs.
Single Trip =
(See Over Dimension Fee
Chart below)
Single Trip =
(See Overweight Fee Chart below)
Higher of the two fees TBD upon review of bridge analysis,
load description
with weight and dimensions, as
well as desired route
Over Dimension Fee Chart
Fees for Excess Height Fees for Excess Length Fees for Excess Width
14'1?-19' $6.00 45'1?-55' $6.00 8'7?-10'6" $6.00
19'1?-20' $8.00 55'1-60' $8.00 10'7?-11'6" $8.00
20'1?-21' $10.00 60'1?-65' $10.00 11'7?-12'6" $10.00
21'1?-22' $12.50 65'1?-70' $12.50 12'7?-13'6" $12.50
22'1?-23' $15.00 70'1?-75' $15.00 13'7?-14'6" $15.00
23'1?-24' $18.00 75'1?-80' $18.00 14'7?-15'6" $18.00
24'1?-25' $21.00 80'1?-85' $21.00 15'7?-16'6" $21.00
25'1?-26 $25.00 85'1?-90' $25.00 16'7?-17'6" $25.00
Over 26' $27.50 Over 90' $27.50 Over 17'6" $27.50
Overweight Fee Chart
GVW w/5 axle combo
(or Interstate with 6 axle)
GVW w/6 axles or more Fee
80,001-85,000 100,001-105,000 $6.00
85,001-90,000 105,001-110,000 $8.00
90,001-95,000 110,001-115,000 $10.00
95,001-100,000 115,001-120,000 $12.50
100,001-105,000 120,001-125,000 $15.00
105,001-110,000 125,001-130,000 $18.00
110,001-115,000 130,001-135,000 $21.00
115,001-120,000 135,001-140,000 $25.00
Over 120,000 Over 140,000 $27.50

Overhang Requirement:

Maximum legal overhang allowed is 4' (four feet) from rear, load must be flagged during
day and lighted at night. Overhang exceeding these dimensions will require a over length permit.

Police Escorts:

Prices vary depending on the officer assigned. The following is a breakdown of fees per officer based on rank.

  • Trooper or Specialist - $64.82 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Corporal or Detective - $66.68 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Sergeant - $74.38 per hour, minimum 4 hours
  • Additional surcharge of $20.00 per hour with a two hour minimum for the vehicle, as well as an admin fee of %15 to cover support services costs.

Permits Valid For:

Single Trip Permits are valid for five (5) travel days.

Operating Time

Permitted loads are allowed travel from one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset.

Weekend Travel

Permitted loads are allowed travel on Saturday and Sunday from one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset, except during the months of July and August.  There are special travel restrictions for Mobile, and Modular homes.

Divisible Loads

Permitted loads must be reduced to their smallest possible dimensions.

Restricted Travel

Travel is restricted in the cities of Lewiston and Augusta during inclement weather and during rush hour periods from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. A local permit is required to travel through the city of Augusta.

Maine turnpike loads are limited to dimensions of 14'6ö wide, and 13'6ö high.  Contact Turnpike Authority at (207)-871-7771

No movement will be made when visibility is poor or the highway is considered dangerous due to rain, snow, slush, ice, or any other condition deemed unsafe by the issuing authority or State Police officer.

Spring Weight Restrictions

During spring, loads are restricted to 23,000 lbs. maximum or limited weight on certain number of axles for special commodities.  Maine Department of transportation issues these exemption certificates, and can be contacted by phone at (207)-287-2661.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 125' long, 16' wide, 16' high, and 167,000 lbs. or more are considered Super-loads.  Super-load applicants must submit vehicle configuration drawing with axle spacing and weights.  Super-loads require special approval from the Department of Transportation.   Maine DOT engineers will check bridges on routes that are request by applicant to determine if routes are capable of handling the load, and will reroute if necessary.  The applicant will be charged for the engineering fees resulting in these assessments.  Super-load applications should be allowed between three (3) and five (5) days for processing and approval.