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Louisiana (LA) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) Permits – Regulatory Information, Trucking & Permit Services: Compare Transport LLC

Oversize/Overweight Permits (LA): Louisiana oversize permits are valid for four days.

Louisiana (LA) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

Louisiana (LA) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

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Louisiana (LA) Oversize/Overweight Permits: Louisiana oversize permits are can be requested for the number of days required (usually one to three days), Should have a permit before entering the state. Overweight permits are valid for 4 days.

Louisiana (LA) Schedule Time for Oversize/Overweight Permits: Sunrise to sunset seven days per week. Overweight only and not over 65 feet overall length might have nonstop travel.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Permit loads might not cross any bridge spreading over the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area or be inside 2 miles of such bridge from 6:30 am – 9:00 am and from 3:30 pm – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Loads over 12 feet wide might not go on the Interstate system through Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The confined regions are detailed on the permit and the provision sheets. Vehicles and loads over 14 feet wide might not go on Interstate highways in Louisiana except for fiberglass swimming pools, tanks, boats, and mobile homes (special restrictions apply). No travel on major holidays and in certain areas on Mardi Gras.

Louisiana (LA) Oversize/Overweight Permit Legal Dimensions:


59 feet-6 inches trailer or load on Interstate and designated highways

65 feet truck and trailer on other highways

Overhang: 4 feet front, 8 feet back (over 59 feet-6 inches length of load on trailer needs permit on all roads.)

Width: 8 feet-6 inches Interstate and designated roads, 8 feet on non-designated.


13 feet-6 inches on non-designated roads

14 feet on designated highways

Weight: 80,000 Pounds gross (with a Tridem axle, 83,400 Pounds on Interstate & 88,000 Pounds non-Interstate if licensed for it)

Interstate highway system:

  • Single – 20,000 Pounds
  • Tandem – 34,000 Pounds
  • Tridem – 42,000 Pounds
  • Quad – 50,000 Pounds

Non-Interstate highways:

  • Single – 20,000 Pounds
  • Tandem – 37,000 Pounds
  • Tridem – 45,000 Pounds
  • Quad – 53,000 Pounds

MISCELLANEOUS: When hauling an overweight dozer, the blade or side boom might be removed and hauled on the same vehicle. For other equipment such as excavators, pieces (buckets, forks, etc.) that do not weigh more than 500 pounds can be removed and shipped on the same load.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize Load” signs are required for all loads surpassing 10 feet wide, over 75 feet long, or surpassing legal overhang. Flags are required on all-over width loads. Flags should be placed on all four corners of the load and at any protrusions. Over-length must be flagged, and no sign requirements. The back overhang over 4 feet should be flagged. NO sign or flag necessities for height only.

Louisiana (LA) Oversize/ Overweight Escort Requirements (PILOT CARS):


Over 90 feet – one escort

Over 125 feet – State Police Escort


Over 12 feet – one escort

Over 16 feet – State Police Escort on 2-lane or multi-lane highways


Over 15 feet-10 inches may need a height pole off the interstate

Over 16 feet-6 inches may need escort (relies upon routes).

City of New Orleans (non-Interstate) – Police Escort required if not on Interstate and:

Width over 12 feet

Height over 13 feet-6 inches

Length over 90 feet


Louisiana (LA) Oversize/ Overweight Routine Permit Limits:

Length: 125 feet

Width: 18 feet

Height: 16 feet-6 inches


Gross Weights

  • 5 axles – 108,000 Pounds
  • 6 axles – 120,000 Pounds
  • 7 axles – 132,000 Pounds
  • 8 axles – 152,000 Pounds

* Vehicles should be registered for 88,000 lbs to run with overweight permits.

Axle Weights

  • Single – 24,000 Pounds if GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) is 120,000 pounds or less, 20,000 Pounds if GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) surpasses 120,000 pounds
  • Tandem – 48,000 Pounds if GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) is up to 120,000 pounds; but 45,000 Pounds if it surpasses 120,000 pounds
  • Tridem – 60,000 Pounds

Vehicles should be registered for 88,000 Pounds to run with the overweight permit.

Steer axle can’t surpass 13,000 pounds if tandem surpasses 40,000 pounds and gross weight surpasses 120,000 pounds.

Loads surpassing these dimensions or with GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) surpassing 232,000 pounds are considered Super Loads.


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