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

Oversize/Overweight Permits (NY): New York oversize permits are valid for 5 travel days. New York City permit is good for one several-hour period, either day or night relying upon dimensions and routes. New York Thruway usually 1 to 3 days.

New York (NY) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

New York (NY) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

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New York (NY) Oversize/Overweight Permits:  New York oversize permits are valid for 5 travel days. New York City permit is good for one several-hour period, either day or night relying upon dimensions and routes. New York Thruway usually 1 to 3 days.

New York (NY) Schedule Time for Oversize/Overweight Permits:  One-half hour prior to sunrise to one-half hour later sunset, Monday through Friday, and may travel on Saturday until Noon, if not over 12 feet wide or 85 long, legal height, and able to “maintain traffic flow speed.” This includes I-84 and other NY Thruways. Overweight only up to 96,000 pounds might travel 24/7. Movement isn’t permitted on major holidays, and Friday afternoons before some holiday weekends. New York City: Night travel might be permitted or it may be needed in New York City or on Long Island, depending on dimensions.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:  At 14 feet wide, 14 feet high, and 90 feet long, no travel through business districts between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. At 16 feet wide, 15 feet high and 100 feet long or greater, no states travel between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. No travel on major holidays. Travel shut down is generally Noon the day before a holiday or holiday weekend. NYC is more prohibitive. Other time restrictions might be recorded on permits for local areas.

New York City: Separate permit is needed. Travel restrictions are numerous and permits/escorts are costly. Permits for the city are given for one period either at night or during the day, not both. Over 10 feet wide, except on Interstate and truck routes, should be a night move (10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and 12:01 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Friday night-Saturday morning (after midnight) and Sunday night-Monday morning. On Interstate and George Washington Bridge only, over 10 feet and less than 12 feet wide may travel Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Over 80,000 pounds gross weight should be a night move, route survey is needed to get a permit.  (Note: NYC DOT sometimes requires night travel for smaller loads). Special permission may also be needed on bridges going into NYC.

NY Thruway: Separate permit is required for the Thruway. Thruway includes I-87 (NYC to Albany), I-95 (NYC to Connecticut), I-287 (connecting I-87 with I-95), I-90, and I-190 (connecting Buffalo with Niagara Falls). Loads over 13 feet 6 inches in height are not allowed.

New York (NY) Oversize/ Overweight Permit Legal Dimensions:


53 feet semi-trailer on Designate Highway system and NY Access Highways

48 feet trailer and 65 feet overall length on non-qualifying highways, in NYC and on NY Thruway

A trailer exceeding 48 feet must have a kingpin setting of 43 feet or less from kingpin to center of the rear axle


53 feet semi-trailers and units longer than 65 feet overall are only legal on I-95, I-295, and I-495, traveling from the George Washington Bridge to Long Island

Otherwise, 55 feet is the legal length in NYC

Width: 8 feet-6 inches (8 feet in NYC and roads with less than 10 feet wide travel lanes)

Height: 13 feet-6 inches

Weight: 80,000 Pounds Gross

Single – 22,400 Pounds

Tandem – 36,000 Pounds

Tridem – 54,000 Pounds

Note: Axles less than 46 inches apart are considered as one axle.

Over-length Permit Exemptions: Permits are not required for loads of poles, girders, beams, columns, or similar objects if the only legal length is exceeded. This may not apply in the NYC area.

New York (NY) Oversize/ Overweight Routine Permit Limits:

Length: No set amount: state determines on an individual basis.


Maximum back overhang shall not surpass 1/3 the length of the load, 2/3 of which must rest on the trailer bed

The front overhang may not surpass 15 feet

Width: No set amount: state determines on an individual basis, NY Thruway – 16 feet wide maximum.

Height: 14 feet and over (over 13 feet-6 inches on Thruway) requires a route survey.


Gross Weights

5 axles – 120,000 Pounds

6 axles – 130,000 Pounds

7 axles – 140,000 Pounds

Axle Weights

Single – Depends on route and tire size

Tandem – 50,000 Pounds

Tridem – 60,000 Pounds

Quad – depends on route/tire size

You should be registered for at least the amount of weight you are permitting for New York.

Superloads: Any vehicle or combination which is:

Over 16 feet wide

16 feet or greater in height

Over 160 feet in length

200,000 pounds or greater in gross weight

is treated as a superload. At least 2 weeks are needed for approval.

New York (NY) Oversize/ Overweight Escort Requirements (PILOT CARS):


80 feet to 99 feet-11 inches – 1 escort

100 feet and over – 2 escorts, 3 on two-lane highways

160 feet and over – 3 escorts

New York City:

Over 65 feet long – 1 escort

Going to Long Island requires 2 escorts

Overhang: Over 10 feet front or rear overhang – 1 escort.


Over 12 feet – 1 escort

16 feet and over – at least 2 escorts (3 may be required)

Over 16 feet – police escort

Over 15 feet on NY Thruway also requires Thruway Traffic Safety Supervision Escort

New York City:

Over 11 feet – 1 escort

Over 14 feet – 2 escorts


14 feet and over – one escort with pole, and a route survey are needed to apply for the permit

Over 15 feet may need to provide a bucket truck

Over 16 feet – police escort

On Long Island, escort is required for over 13 feet 6 inches high

Weight: Over 200,000 pounds – police escort. Speed, etc.: Police escort is also needed whenever a vehicle must centerline a bridge or highway. Escort is also required if the permitted vehicle cannot maintain normal highway speeds (within 20 mph of posted speed).

New Hampshire (NH) Oversize/ Overweight ROUTE SURVEYS:


NY State: 100 feet and over requires a route survey to order a permit

New York City: over 80 feet


NY State: 16 feet and over requires a route survey to order a permit

New York City: Over 12 feet


NY State: 14 feet and over–route survey required to order a permit

New York City: over 14 feet

BRIDGES: Toll for most legal weight loads is $30.00 State bridges (like the George Washington Bridge) charge it only one way if coming out empty; city bridges charge it the two different ways. Bridge permits are required for some loads.

SIGNS & FLAGS: “Oversize Load” signs are required on the front and rear on all oversized loads, including high loads. Red or orange fluorescent flags (18 inches square), mounted on staffs, are needed at all corners at the extremities of load or trailer for any over width or length load. (For night moves, use amber warning lights to front or side in place of flags, and red warning lights to back). An overhang of 4 feet or more needs flags on staff at end of load or lights at night (two flags are needed at extremities of overhang if the width of the overhang is more than 2 feet). All headlights and external lights should be turned on for wide, high, or over-length loads. For wide or high loads (over 8 feet 6 inches wide or 13 feet 6 inches high), the power unit must have a minimum of one amber light (6 inches minimum to 9 inches maximum in size) located on top of the vehicle and visible in a 360-degree radius. In New York City, loads over 10 feet wide must have two flashing yellow lights at each end of the load; loads over 14 feet wide require two steady yellow lights attached to the rear of the load.

NYC Note:

Loads going into or through New York City require a permit and one escort if the overall length surpasses the legal length of 65 feet! This also applies when a trailer is empty after dropping a load in the NYC area.

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