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New Jersey

New Jersey Oversize Permits Information

Permits 

New Jersey Oversize Permits are valid for 5 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

Operating Time

Travel is allowed sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Overweight loads only are not restricted for travel time, unless vehicle is incapable of being operated safely over 40 mph due to safety of load or hazardous road conditions.

Restrictions

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.

Legal Parameters

  • Width: 8’6″ on designated roads, 8′ all other roads
  • Height: 13’6″
  • Length: 53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways (41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem);
  • 48′ semi-trailer on all other roads.
  • Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 22,400 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 56,400

63′ poles, pipes, machinery, steel beams or other objects of a structural nature do not require an oversize permit for daylight travel for up to 80′ overall length.

Routine Permit Limits

  • Width: 18′
  • Height: 16′ (over 14′, all public utility companies, NJDOT, County and Municipal Traffic Engineering departments need to be notified prior to the move)
  • Length: 120′
  • Weight: The maximum weight that can be permitted on each axle is 800 pounds per inch of tire width. GVW over 150,000 requires special clearance from DOT.

Escorts

On cross-border highways and driveways the following parameters are used:

  • Width: Over 14′ – 1 escort; over 16′ – 2 escorts
  • Height: Over 14′ – 1 escort
  • Length: Over 100′ – 1 escort; over 120′ – 2 escorts.

Security Measures

“Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs required on all over width vehicles. Flags (18″ square) are required on over width extremities and the corners of the load, or on the rear corners of an over width and over length load. Low beam headlights and red tail lights (on both tractor and trailer) should be illuminated.


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