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Georgia

Georgia Oversize Information

Permits

Oversize Permits are valid for 10 days in this state.

Operating Time

Travel is allowed a one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, seven days a week. Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions may have continuous travel, except holidays (must be requested when the oversize permit is ordered).

Restrictions

No travel is allowed on major holidays. No travel is allowed in Atlanta, between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the area bounded by I-285.

Speed Limit

Interstate 70 mph. Non-interstate 65 mph. Unless otherwise specified on permit.

Legal Dimensions

The vehicle must have the following characteristics:

  • Width: 8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)
  • Height: 13’6″
  • Length: 75′ (including overhang) is legal with 48′ to 53′ trailer, 60′ overall on some non-designated routes.
  • Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 20,340; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – depends on spacing, not more than 20,340 on any axle.

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.

Routine Oversize Permit Limits

  • Width: 15’6
  • Height: 16′
  • Length: not set maximum.
  • Weight: Single – 23,000; Tandem – 46,000; Tridem – 60,000; 5 Axles – 100,000; 6 Axles – 125,000; 7 Axles – 148,000

Escorts

  • Width: Over 12′ up to & including 14’8″ – 1 rear escort pilot car or amber light* on Interstate or limited access highway; 2 escort pilot cars (or 1 escort pilot car and rear amber light*) on 2-lanes; over 14’8″ up to and including 16’–1 escort pilot car on Interstate or limited access highway; 2 escort pilot cars on 2-lane road. Over 16′ – 2 escort pilot car and 1 Police vehicle.
  • Height: Over 15’6″ – 1 escort pilot car with a height pole. (Escort may be required for 15′ or greater when traveling through larger cities).
  • Length: Over 75′ – 1 escort pilot car or amber light* at each corner of the rear of the load. Over 100′ – 1 escort pilot car, Over 125′ – 2 escort pilot cars

*Note: Must have Georgia amber light permit to use flashing amber light.

Security Measures

“Oversize Load” signs are required on all permit loads. Flags are required on all four corners and extremities of oversized loads.

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