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SOUTH DAKOTA OVERSIZE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS

South Dakota Oversize Load Regulations

South Dakota Oversize Load Regulations

South Dakota Division of Highway Patrol

Address: Capital Building Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Contact: (605) 773-3105

Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (CT)

Permits

Single trip permits are valid for three (3) travel days.

Weight: No maximum is set, it is based on axle spacings and routes. Each load is examined individually to determine if permit will be issued.

  • Trunnion 65,000

Gross weight: No maximum is set, it is based on axle spacings and routes. Each load is examined individually to determine if permit will be issued.

Length: No maximum established, depends on vehicle configurations and whether routes can handle the length.

Width: No maximum established, depends on routes.

Height: Depends on routes. All vertical clearances are the responsibility of the permit holder.

When Escorts Are Needed:

On State Highways:                    # of Escorts

Width over 20’1 (Front if 2 lane, Rear if multi-lane)

On Interstate:

Width over 16’1 Rear

On All Highways:

  • May be required by permit for the limitations, traffic conditions or unusual permit vehicle configuration
  • Earthmoving equipment moved singly or in convoy. Rear of the unit or convoy must also have sign. (When moving on interstate, escort must immediately follow unit or convoy and sign be visible from rear)

Special Traffic Handling:

  • A lane at least 10′ wide must be allowed for normal traffic to pass an overwidth load
  • Special handling required if load extends more than 2′ into adjacent driving or passing lane or if load width does not allow normal traffic to pass unless either vehicle drives on the shoulder.
  • Special handling includes escorts and flagpersons located in front or rear of vehicle, or both, or as required by permit

Vectra Heavy Haulers, a trusted name for heavy hauling, will offer you affordable oversized trucking service to North Dakota too. We follow all the federal, state and local regulations and permits that the state has issued for transportation. For more South Dakota Oversize/Overweight Permit (OSOW) office regulation information.