State Oversize Permits & Escorts Information

New Jersey

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New Jersey DOT Phone Number: (609) 963-2085

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PERMITS: New Jersey oversize permits are valid for five travel days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.

OPERATING TIME: Daylight hours seven days a week. Overweight only are not restricted for travel time.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No travel on major holidays. No travel on NJ Route 495 and the Holland Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. Access onto the I-95 section of the NJ Turnpike between Ridgefield and the George Washington Bridge (mp118 to mp 122) is only obtainable with permission of the Turnpike Authority, phone (732) 247-0900, extension 5429. Vehicles traveling I-95 to New York via the GW Bridge must contact Patrick C. Kennedy Traffic Safety Officer of the NJ/NY Port Authority prior to arrival, phone (201) 242-8116.

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  • 53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways (41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem)
  • 48′ on all other roads


  • 8′-6″ on designated roads
  • 8′ all other roads

Height: 13′-6″

Weight: 80,000 Gross

  • Single – 22,400
  • Tandem – 34,000
  • Tridem – 56,400

Length: 120′

Width: 18′

Height: 16′

Weight: The maximum weight that can be permitted on each axle is 800 pounds per inch of tire width. This means that four 10-inch tires on an axle would allow a maximum of 32,000 pounds on that axle; four 11-inch tires would allow 35,500 pounds. GVW over 150,000 requires special clearance from DOT.



  • Over 100′ – one escort
  • Over 120′ – two escorts


  • Over 14′ – one escort
  • Over 16′ – two escorts

Height: Over 14′ – one escort

Note: According to NJ Statutes, When the vehicle and/or load is over 14′ in height, the permittee shall notify, before the move is made, all Public Utility Companies, NJ DOT, County and Municipal Traffic Engineering Departments.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs required on all overwidth vehicles. Mount red  flags on overwidth extremities and the corners of the load, or on the rear corners of an overlength load. Low beam headlights and red tail lights (on both tractor and trailer) should be illuminated.

Important Notice:
The following is provided for informational purposes only. We do not procure or arrange permits on behalf of carriers or discuss permit and escort requirements for particular shipments. The following links provide general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for heavy haul shipping by state/province. State regulations are subject to change; If you find inaccurate information, please let us know, and we will update the page accordingly.