Simplify Your Oversize/Overweight Loads
Dimensions: Width: 8'6" (8' undesignated roads) Height: 13'6" Semi Trailer Length: 53' (non-designated Hwys: 48)
Weights: Single Axle: 22,400 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 56,400 Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.
New Jersey Permit Department Contact Information
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern
Load Escort Vehicle(s)
Exceeds 14 ft.t wide and/or length exceeds 100 ft. One escort vehicle in front: 200 to 5000 ft. ahead of load.
Exceeds 16 ft. wide and/or w length exceeds 120 ft. Two escort vehicles: Rear escort 100 to 250 ft. behind load
Traveling during the nighttime hours One Additional Escort Vehicle
Height Exceeds 14 ft. One escort with height pole
Maximum Legal weight
Axle Group Maximum Weight
Siingle 22,400 lb.
Tandem 34,000 lb.
Other Axle Configuration Apply Federal Bridge Formul
GVW 80,000 lb.
The gross weight of each set of tandem axles shall not exceed 34,000 pounds and the combined gross weight of the two consecutive sets of tandem axles shall not exceed 68,000 pounds.
Maximum Permit Weight Allowed
An annual ocean borne containerized cargo MULTIPLE-TRIP PERMIT – may be issued for a tractor semitrailer combination engaged in the transportation of sealed containers of the type commonly used for the conveyance of freight transportation in international ocean going commerce.
Combined GVW 90,000 lb
Tandem Axle 38,000 lb.
Tridem (tri-axle) 56,000 lb.
Weights in excess of these must apply for single-trip permits.
A Temporary Trip Permit is issued in lieu of IRP plates for travel within New Jersey. The fee for a Temporary New Jersey Trip Permit is $25 and is valid for 72 hours. Permits can be obtained through a permitting service, who will charge an additional processing fee.
A Temporary Fuel permit is issued in lieu of IFTA licensing for travel within New Jersey. The fee for a Temporary New Jersey Fuel permit is $25 and is valid for 96 hours. Permits can be obtained through a permitting service, who will charge an additional processing fee.
A person violating weight limits shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.00.
The owner and operator of any vehicle used in violation of this section shall be responsible to the municipal or other corporation owning or maintaining such bridge, or to the State if such bridge is maintained by the State, for any damage done to the bridge by reason of the violation.
Excess Weight Fine
Up to 10,000 lb. $0.02 per pound
10,001 and above $0.03 per pound
New Jersey Police Officers will usually enforce the Weight Restriction Violations Overweight as to Gross Vehicle Weight or overweight on axles. The Fines for being overweight as to the GVW are $500 for the first 1,000 pounds and then $100 for each 1,000 pounds thereafter.
Low beam headlamps and red taillamps shall be illuminated on all escort vehicles, the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle.
Oversize permit loads may not operate on New Year's Day, Memorial Day and the Friday before Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and the Friday before Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the operation shall not
be permitted on the following Monday. If the holiday falls on a
Saturday, the operation shall not be permitted on the preceding Friday.
Waivers to these restriction may be granted.
An oversize permit shall not be valid for the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles:
During the nighttime hours of sunset to sunrise
When visibility is limited to a distance of less than 500 feet during the daylight hours of sunrise to sunset
When hazardous road
Two-thirty-seconds is the minimum legal tread depth.
No person shall drive or move any motor vehicle or trailer upon the public highways, unless such motor vehicle or trailer is equipped with tires in safe operating condition.
Motor vehicle tires may be fitted with tire-chains of reasonable proportions when roads, streets and highways are slippery, because of rain, snow, ice, oil, manner of construction or other reason
Tire chains are NOT to be used at any time on improved highways when highway conditions do not make such use necessary for the safety of life or property.
No person shall drive or move any motor vehicle equipped with solid rubber tires unless every such tire shall have rubber on its entire traction surface at least one inch thick above the edge of the flange of the entire periphery.
There is no "Annual Permit."
The primary function of the Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) is to provide a safe and efficient flow of traffic through or around highway construction projects, utility work, maintenance operations and traffic incidents.
Be Alert: Dedicate your full attention to the road.
Minimize Distractions: Avoid changing radio stations, eating, or doing other tasks that could divert a portion of your concentration.
Don’t Tailgate: Keep at least two car lengths between you and the car ahead of you. Watch for brake lights on vehicles ahead of you, be aware of the traffic around you, and be prepared to react.
Obey Signs: Heed the posted speed limit. Speeding is a major cause of work zone crashes. For this reason, fines are doubled for moving violations in work zones.
Use Caution Changing Lanes: Change only when you can do it safely and where pavement markings may indicate you may.
Obey Flaggers: A flagger has the same authority as the regulatory sign; you can be fined for ignoring their instructions.
Expect the Unexpected: Workers and construction vehicles or equipment may enter your lane without warning. Other vehicles may abruptly slow down, change lanes, or stop.
Expect Delays: Check online before you leave to see if roads on your route are under construction. Leave extra travel time accordingly and consider an alternate route if possible.
Be Patient: The goal of the work zone crew is to improve the road and your future drive. Like the signs say, give them a “brake.”
There are no specific regulations relating to the movement of manufactured housing. refer to regulations on oversize loads.