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

Oversize/Overweight Permits (MI): Michigan oversize permits are valid for 5 travel days, must have a permit before entering the state.

Michigan (MI) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

Michigan (MI) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

Compare Transport LLC is an approved licensed broker bearing Department Of Transportation number(DOT) 701497 and Motor Carrier Number(MC) 586860 that offers Hassle-free trucking and Oversize/overweight Permits for the USA & Canada. Compare transport LLC’s experienced transportation permit specialists comprehend the size, height, and weight requirements for obtaining oversized load permits in all 50 U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and local jurisdictions. Our main goal is to get your truck permits as quickly as possible. 

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 Michigan (MI) Oversize/Overweight Permits: Michigan oversize permits are valid for 5 travel days, must have a permit before entering the state.

Michigan (MI) Schedule Time for Oversize/Overweight Permits: Sunrise to sunset. Weekend travel is currently being permitted on a trial basis for loads not surpassing 10 feet wide, 14 feet high, and 90 feet long, Saturday and Sunday daylight to 3:00 pm. If overweight only with all dimensions legal and not exceeding 70 feet overall length can have continuous travel.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Loads over 12 feet wide or 90 feet long are not to move from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the following counties: Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Westenau, and Wayne. No travel on significant occasions and holiday weekends.

Note on Bridge Crossings: Contact Mackinaw Bridge Authority (phone 906-643-7600) 24 hours before planned bridge arrival/crossing. The escort will be given (no charge) for loads surpassing legal weight or 10 feet wide. The crossing isn’t allowed when winds surpass 25 miles per hour. Ambassador Bridge (between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario) is currently charging $50.00 or more for O/D shipments and may need a one-day notice. They have restricted crossing hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Ambassador Bridge’s phone is 313-496-1111.

Michigan (MI) Oversize/ Overweight Permit Legal Dimensions:


53 feet semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways

53 feet trailer must have a kingpin setting of 41 feet

50 feet maximum on non-designated highways


8 feet-6 inches designated highways

8 feet on all other roads

Height: 13 feet-6 inches

Weight: 80,000 Pounds Gross

Steer Axle – 700 pounds per inch of tire width (15,400 pounds with 11 inches tire)

Tandem – 34,000 Pounds (32,000 Pounds on non-designated roads, and 26,000 Pounds on      second tandem)

Tridem – 42,000 Pounds (39,000 Pounds on non-designated) Single – 20,000 Pounds on designated highways (18,000 Pounds on other roads)

Michigan (MI) Oversize/ Overweight Routine Permit Limits:

Length: 150 feet

Width: 16 feet (or 14 feet during spring thaw restrictions)

Height: 15 feet Shipper/driver is responsible for finding safe routes when the height exceeds 13 feet 6 inches

Weight: “Handled on a case-by-case basis.” Air or lift axles must be on the ground. You should be registered for at least the amount of weight you are allowing for Michigan.

Loads surpassing these dimensions should be applied for as super loads and may take up to ten days to issue once shipper letter, route surveys, etc. are received.

Michigan (MI) Oversize/ Overweight Escort Requirements (PILOT CARS):


Over 90 feet – 1 escort

Over 100 feet – 2 escorts

Overhang: Over 15 feet – 1 escort.


Over 12 feet – 1 escort

Over 14 feet – 2 escorts


Over 14 feet-5 inches – 1 escort with a high pole

Over 15 feet – 2 escorts and a route survey must be submitted and approved.

LIFT AXLES: According to the Michigan provision sheet, “Vehicles should have air or lift axles on the ground.” According to the permit office, when under a load, all axles including flip axles should be on the ground if you are overweight.

SEASONAL LOAD RESTRICTIONS: Usually February to April, maximum weights per axle and specific routing may change. No overweight permits will be given during the spring weight restriction period. Maximum axle weights might be reduced up to 35%. A tandem group may be allowed only 26,000 pounds (13,000 pounds per axle), or with two tandem groups, they may allow 26,000 pounds for one group and 32,000 Pounds for the other tandem group. Frost Phone: 800-787-8960

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize Load” signs are expected in front of the vehicle and on the back of the load for any over-dimensional load. An over width or over length vehicle/load needs flags at each corner of the load, with an additional flag at the widest point on each side of the load if it extends beyond the corner flags. When the back overhang is 4 feet or more, the extreme back of the load must have a flag for daytime running, and a red light or lantern at night.

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