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Oversize Overweight OS/OW Superload
53' trailer length,
8'6" wide, and
14'6" high
80,000 lbs.
Exceeding legal
weight and dimension
Exceeding 125' long,
14' wide,
16' high, and
110,000 lbs.
Single Trip =
Single Trip =
Single Trip =
TBD upon review
of diagram describing
the load, weight and
dimension, as well as
desired route
When Escorts are needed: # of Escorts
(Note: rear escort must maintain a minimum of 300' distance from rear of o/o vehicle)
On all state highway
Width over 12' except for mobile
homes or modular
Length over 100' may be required depending
on route and load
Height over 14'6" may be required
depending on route and load
Over 16' a pre-route survey will be required
and a front escort with height pole
1 front
*On interstate or 4-lane divided highway an alternative light bar attachment may be allowed in
lieu of an escort. Must have oversize signs on front and or rear +4(16") red flags on all four
corners + two (6") revolving amber lights at rear +1 revolving amber light on top of tractor.
Department of Roads reserves the right to require an escort vehicle for the front and rear of
over dimensional vehicle or loads at any time the department determines it to be necessary
for safety purposes.

Overhang Requirements:

Truck and Trailer combinations shall not exceed a overall length of 65',  including front and rear bumpers and load. Overhang exceeding these dimensions will require a over length permit.

Police Escorts:

Police escorts only required for Superload, and fees to be determined by D.O.T. upon review of load, distance, and time involved.

Permits Valid For:

Single Trip Permits are valid for Ten (10) consecutive 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 Seven (7) days a week from one-half hour before Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset.

Divisible Loads

Permitted loads will not be allowed travel if they can be reduced in size, or weight in any way (without great difficulty).  A load shall be so transported by a vehicle or combination of vehicles so that the lowest dimensions of width and height are in place.  Items or attachments that have been removed in order to reduce size, or weight must be shipped as a separate load.


Removal of buckets, blades, booms, counterweights, etc. is decided on a case by case basis.  Blades that exceed 14' wide are usually removed and hauled separately.  Buckets and booms are usually considered to be a part of the main cargo and are allowed to be shipped attached as long as they do not cause the load to be over-weight.

Spring Weight Restrictions

The State of Nebraska does not post Spring Restrictions as such, but does have certain highways that are restricted to "no overweight permits issued" during a certain period of time when the frost is coming out of the ground.  These restrictions are revealed to permit applicants if they are pertinent to their permitted route.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 125' long, 14' wide, 16' high, and 110,000 lbs. or more are considered Super-loads.  Loads that exceed 16' high will require a route survey to be performed.  Super-load applications will require a drawing/diagram to be submitted which shows overall dimensions of cargo, loaded trailer, axle spacing, and axle weight.  Super-load applications should be allowed up to Seven (7) days for processing and approval.