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Oversize Overweight Superload Superload Plus
53' trailer length,
8'6" wide, and
13'6" high
80,000 lbs.
16' wide,
16' high, and
to 180,000 lbs.
180,000 lbs.,
bridge analysis required
for load over 16'
in width or height
Single Trip = $30.00 Single Trip = $30.00 Single Trip = $125.00 Single Trip = $500.00
When Escorts are Needed: # of Escorts:
On 2 Lane Highway
Length over 75' 1 rear
Length over 100' 1 rear
Length over 125' 2 (front and rear)
Width over 12' 2 (front and rear)
Height over 15'6" 1 front w/high pole
On 4 Lane Highways
Length over 75' 1 rear
Length over 100' 1 rear
Length over 125' 2 (front and rear)
Width over 12' up to 14'8" 1 rear
Width over 14'8" - 16' 2 (front and rear)
Height over 15'6" 1 front w/ high pole

Overhang Requirements:

Maximum legal overhang allowed is 3' (three feet) front and 4' (four feet) rear.
Overhang exceeding these dimensions will require over-length permits

Police Escorts:

$65.00 per hour per Trooper - minimum 2 Trooper per job - Minimum 4 hours.

Permits Valid For:

Single Trip Permits are valid for ten (10) days.

Operating Time

Permitted loads are allowed to operate from one-half hour after Sunrise to one-half hour before Sunset, Monday through Saturday.  Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs with legal dimensions may travel 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Weekend Travel

Permitted loads are allowed travel all day on Saturday.  No travel permitted on Sunday.

Divisible Loads

If possible, permitted load must be sawed, separated, rearranged or otherwise dismantled in order to reduce size.  Although not commonly done, if a load can be sawed and put back together easily, the State of Georgia would require it.


Blades over 12' wide must be angled to reduce width. Blades over 14' wide must be removed, but can be shipped on the same trailer as the main piece of cargo being hauled.  If gross vehicle weight is over 100,000 lbs. the blade must be removed and hauled as a separate load.  Buckets, counterweights, etc. must be hauled separately as this law only applies to bulldozer blades.

Restricted Travel

Continuous travel is allowed for loads with a gross weight up to 125,000 lbs. and no dimensions except during inclement weather conditions and Holidays.

No permit shall be valid for travel into or through the area bounded by I-285, which is the bypass around the city of Atlanta, unless the vehicle is making a pick-up or delivery within the area.  In this case, driver must be prepared to show proof of pick-up or delivery.  In addition, a permit issued for the movement of a vehicle or load shall not be valid within that area between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings:  All oversized, or overweight loads of such nature that require a reduced travel speed must contact the railroad.  Usually this is done in the preliminary stages when the routing indicates a railroad crossing.  Prior to issuing the permit, all necessary contacts such as local utilities, law enforcement agencies and any other clearances will notify the DOT with their approval.

Spring Weight Restrictions

There are no Seasonal Weight Restrictions for the State of Georgia.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 16' wide, 16' high, and weight between 150,001 lbs. and 180,000 lbs. or more are considered Super-Loads.  The state of Georgia determines Super-load length permits on a case by case basis.  Also, the state of Georgia determines any additional escort car, or Police Escort needs on a case by case basis for all loads that qualify for "Super-load Status".

Loads that have a gross weight of 180,000 lbs. or more are considered "Super-load Plus", and require a Bridge Analysis in every case.  Super-load permits should be allowed up to twenty-one (21) days for review and approval.