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Pennsylvania Permit Restrictions

Pennsylvania Permit Restrictions

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Central Permit Office

Address: P.O. Box 2671 400 North St, 6th Floor Keystone Building Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Contact: (717) 787-5367

Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (ET)


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



Gross Weight*

5 Axles116,000 – 120,000
6 Axles127,000 – 147,000
7 Axles136,000 – 174,000
8 Axles136,000 – 201,000

*Weight range authorized subject to bridge engineering analysis.

Length: The maximum is generally 120’ except on 4-lane highways where 160’ long will be permitted.

Width: 16’ is generally the maximum.

Height: 14’6” (over this require a Route Survey)

When Escorts Are Needed:

On All Lane Highways:                # of Escorts

Width over 13’1 (Rear if multi-lane hwy., front if 2-lane hwy.)
Width over 16’Police Escort
Length over 90’1 Rear
Length over 160’Police Escort
Rear Overhang over 15’1 Rear
Height over 14’6” (w/ high pole)


  • Public utilities shall be notified by permittee at least 1 day prior to move to arrange relocation of affected wires
1 Front
Overweight greater than 201,000 lbs.Police Escort
Overweight if permit requires load to travel at reduced speeds over bridges1 Rear
Overweight if permit requires load must be only vehicle on a bridge or to occupy more than 1 lane to cross on 2-directional bridge2 (Front & Rear)
If bridge supports only 1 lane of traffic1 Rear

Urban Areas:

Oversize load allowed to run 3:00 A.M. to sunrise2 (Front & Rear)
Permitted load not able to run 40 mph on limited access hwys. Allowed only between 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.1 Rear

Non-Urbanized Areas:

Permitted load not able to maintain 40 mph on limited access highways1 Rear

Police Escort:

  • 24 hour advance notice is required for police escort
  • Cost of police usually $2.00/mile + $50.00 setup fee + overtime
  • Police escort may be required during the period while any provision of the act is being contravened (broken)
  • Also may be required if conditions warrant them
  • Escorting by Dept. Personnel may be required if conditions warrant

Vectra Heavy Haulers, a professional overweight freight shipping firm, will offer the best services for New York. We follow all the federal, state and local transportation permits while moving your goods. For more Pennsylvania Oversize/Overweight Permit (OSOW) office regulation information.