Arkansas oversize permits are valid for three days. Must have the permit prior to entering the state.
Travel is allowed during daylight only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset), seven days a week. Continuous travel may be allowed with a permit if overweight only. Poles, pipes, and beams are exempt from length permits only during daytime travel. Loads not exceeding 90′ long (other dimensions legal) may have continuous travel.
No oversize movement through the metropolitan Little Rock area between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and on I-30 (M.M. 138-143), I-40 (M.M. 151-155), and all of I-630. No travel on major holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas). If the holiday falls on Monday or Friday, no weekend movement allowed.
55 mph, unless otherwise specified on permit.
The vehicle must have the following characteristics:
*Note: Steer Axle – Arkansas asks for manufacturer’s front axle weight rating (up to a maximum of 20,000 pounds), which you are not allowed to exceed.
Note*: Over 14′ wide or over 15′ high is looked at on a case-by-case basis to determine if route survey is required.
*Note: Loads exceeding these dimensions are classed as Super Loads.
“Oversize Load” signs are required on front and rear of all loads exceeding legal width, height or length. Red flags 18″ square are required on lower rear corners on all loads exceeding legal width, height or length. There are no sign or flag requirements for overweight only loads.