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Oversize Overweight OS/OW Superload
59'6" trailer length,
8' 6" wide, and
14' high
80,000 lbs.
Exceeding legal
weight and dimension
125' long,
18' wide,
16'6" high, and
230,000 lbs.
Single Trip =
$10.00 per day
(see Overweight Fee
Single Trip =
OW Fee
TBD upon review of diagram of load, weight and dims, map of proposed route
(see Overweight Fee Chart below)
When Escorts are needed Number of Escorts
State Police Width over 16' on 2-lane highway or on multi-lane highway (see below for width restrictions on interstate) length over 125' for all listed cases, state police escorts are to be used on all state highways. Permitee is responsible for police escort fee and for any overtime pay of the off-duty trooper.
New Orleans City Police escort In the city of New Orleans (police phone #504-827-3260) if: height over 13'6", width over 12', length over 90' except for moves on the interstate system. City police escorts may be obtained mon-fri 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday.
On all highways Width over 12' and up to 16' (front if on 2-lane, rear if on 1 multi-lane) 

Length over 90' and up to 125' > 1 rear escort

Height - no specific height limit - state will route loads for height dimension but permit applicant is responsible for movement.

An escort vehicle may escort two over length vehicles but only one over width vehicle.

*Private escorts must have a "LA approved escort vehicle permit" that may be purchased from any weights and standards police officer at stationary scales - proper equipment is required.
*For escorts domiciled outside of Louisiana, a 48-hour trip permit is required for interstate movements (trip permit is $25, available at port of entry)
*Louisiana based escort drivers must carry commercial plates and have D or E operator's license.

Overweight Fee Chart:

This schedule is for combinations of vehicles
with five (5) or more axles when the GVW
exceeds 80,000 lbs.
Distance in miles ?
Gross Weight
(in lbs)
0-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 Over 200
80,000-100,000 $30.00 $45.00 $65.00 $80.00 $100.00
100,000-108,000 $50.00 $95.00 $135.00 $180.00 $220.00
108,001-120,000 $70.00 $130.00 $190.00 $250.00 $310.00
120,001-132,000 $90.00 $170.00 $250.00 $330.00 $415.00
132,001-152,000 $120.00 $225.00 $335.00 $445.00 $555.00
152,001-172,000 $155.00 $295.00 $440.00 $585.00 $730.00
172,001-192,000 $190.00 $365.00 $545.00 $725.00 $905.00
192,001-212,000 $225.00 $435.00 $650.00 $865.00 $1080.00
212,001-232,000 $260.00 $505.00 $755.00 $1005.00 $1250.00
232,001-254,000 $295.00 $575.00 $860.00 $1145.00 $1420.00
Over 254,000 $10.00 - plus $0.50 per ton-mile in excess of 80,000lbs, plus a fee for structural evaluation based on the following schedule:
$125.00 - for evaluation of treated timber, concrete slab, and pre-cast concrete slab bridges.
$850.00 - for evaluation of truss, continuous span, and movable bridges and for all Mississippi River structures.
$500.00 - for all other structures.

Holiday Restrictions - Louisiana does not schedule Holiday travel restrictions in advance. Updates are posted at least a week in advance of each holiday on the D.O.T website.

Overhang Requirements:

Maximum legal overhang allowed is 4' (four feet) front and 8' (eight feet) rear.
Overhang exceeding these dimensions will require an over length permit.

Permits Valid For:

Single trip Permits are valid for the amount of time specifically requested on permit application.

Operating Time

Permitted loads are allowed travel from one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset, unless prohibited under "Restricted Travel" Section.

Weekend Travel

Permitted loads are allowed travel one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset on Saturday and Sunday.

Divisible Loads

Permitted loads must be reduced in size as far as possible.  Attachments that have been removed can be hauled with main cargo as long as it does not result in shipment being over-sized or over-weight.  If this is the result, removed pieces must be shipped as separate load.


When hauling a Bulldozer, the blade and/or side boom may be removed, and hauled on the same trailer as main cargo.

Vehicles transporting pipe that is loaded across a vehicle rather than lengthwise will be eligible for over-width permits as long as the width of the vehicle and load do not exceed 8'8" wide.

Restricted Travel

Permitted loads that are over 12' wide are restricted to Interstate travel from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the following cities:  Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.  Permitted loads are MAY NOT cross any bridge spanning the Mississippi River, or be within two (2) miles of any bridge between 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. and from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  In New Orleans, permitted vehicles and/or loads are prohibited from traveling during inclement weather.  This includes, but is not limited to: Heavy rain, heavy fog, icy road conditions, heavy snow, or any continuous conditions which create low visibility or hazardous conditions for drivers.

Vehicles with loads in excess of 12' wide may not travel in the city of New Orleans between 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  This restriction does not apply to movement on the Interstate System.

Spring Weight Restrictions

There are no Seasonal Weight Restrictions for the state of Louisiana.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 125' long, 18' wide, 16'6", and 238,000 lbs are considered Super-loads.  Super-load applications will require the submission of a map showing the proposed route and any alternate proposed routes in order of preference.  Carriers applying for Super-Load permits in the State of Louisiana must contact District Engineers for approval in each district that his load is traveling through.  Super-load applications should be allowed up to three (3) weeks for processing and approval.