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NEW YORK STATE OVERSIZE LOAD REGULATIONS

New York Escorts Services

New York Escorts Services

New York Permit Unit Department of Transportation

Address: 50 Wolf Road Albany, New York 12232

Contact: (518) 457-1155

Hours: 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (ET)

Permits

Single trip permits are valid for five (5) permissible travel days.

Weight:

SingleVary depending upon routing and tire sizes
Tandem50,000 lbs
Tridum60,000 lbs
QuadVary depending upon routing and tire sizes

Gross Weight:

5 Axles120,000
6 Axles130,000
7 Axles140,000

Anything over 160,000 lbs. must go to the Bridge Department. This could take two days for approval. Anything 14′ high and over must have height survey.

Length, width, height are all looked at individually. No maximum set.

Must have 3″ clearance for height up to 14′, over 14′ must have 6″. Loads 15′ or over may have to provide a bucket truck to raise traffic signals.

Guidelines for Special Hauling Permit Requirements

Width:                    Requirements:

8’7” to 12’0”– 18″ x 18″ Red or Orange Fluorescent Flags on staffs at all corners at the extremities of the load or trailer. Flashing or rotating lights on load.

 

– Warning sign attached to the front and rear of the vehicle

12’1” to 13’11”– In addition to the above:

 

– Certified Escort Vehicle to preceed on two lane highways.

– Certified Escort Vehicle to follow on highways of more than two lanes.

– Certified Escort Vehicle shall display warning signs, operational barlight on roof, headlights and other external lights shall be turned on.

14’0” to 15’11”– In addition to the above:

 

– No travel Business Districts between 7-9 am and 4-6pm.

16’0”– In addition to the above:

 

– Front and rear Certified Escort Vehicles on all routes.

– Route Survey required.

Over 16’0– In addition to the above, a third Certified Escort Vehicle may be necessary in the front on two-lane highways.
18’ or greater– In addition to the above, a third Certified Escort Vehicle may be necessary in the rear on four-lane highways.

NY escorts must be certified by state to escort loads greater than 12′ or wider, 80′ or longer, over 14’0″ high, over 10′ overhang, or any load which cannot maintain highway speed, or where there are bridge speed restrictions (Ex: overweight crossing structures). Escort must display insignia on driver’s side door and passenger side door.

–Certification must be renewed every 4 years.

–Escort vehicles must now have a wheelbase of at least 100″ (however, waiver request may be filed with state)

Route Survey Needed: All loads 14’ high, 16’ wide or 100’ long

When Escorts Are Needed:

On 2 Lane Highways:                        # of Escorts

Width over 12’1 Front
Width 16’ and over4 (2 Front & 1 Rear + Police)
Length 80’ and over1 Front
Length 100’ and over2 (1 Front & 1 Rear)
Length 140’ and over4 (2 Front & 1 Rear + Police)
Overhang over 10’1 Front
Height over 14’0” (w/ high pole)1 Front
Height 16’ and over (w/ high pole)1 Front + Police
Weight over 200,000 lbs. Or if vehicle must cross the centerline of a structurePolice escort

On 4 Lanes or More:

Width over 12’1 Rear
Width over 18’ and over4 (2 Front & 1 Rear + Police)
Length 80’ and over1 Rear
Length 100’ and over2 (1 Front & 1 Rear)
Length 200’ and over4 (2 Front & 1 Rear + Police)
Overhang over 10”1 Rear
Height 14’ (w/ high pole)1 Front
Height 16’ and over (w/ high pole)1 Front + Police
Vehicle is slow moving or speed restrictions are required1 Rear
Weight over 200,000 lbs. Or if vehicle must cross the centerline of a structurePolice Escort

New York City:

Width over 11’1 Rear
Width over 14’ (routes may be restricted)2 (Front & Rear)
Length over 65’1 Rear

New York Thruway:

*Note: Escort personnel are not permitted to stop traffic on NY thruway*

Width over 12’1 Rear
Width 14’ to 15’11” (I-84 only)2 (Front & Rear)
Width over 16’State Police
Height over 13’6” (w/ high pole)1 Front
Overhang over 10’1 Rear

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