Newport News Virginia Transport - Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Newport News Virginia Oversize Permits & Escort Information

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Note: For state regulations, see Virginia OD Regulations

Weight and Dimension Restrictions

If the dimensions of the vehicle combination or non-divisible load, or both, exceed one or more of the following statutory limitations listed below, a permit is required.

  • Gross Weight – 80,000 pounds (no matter the number of axles o axle groups provided);
  • Single Axle – 20,000 pounds or 650 pounds per inch of tire width in contact with the surface of the highway;
  • Tandem Axle – 34,000 pounds
  • Width – 8 feet 6 inches excluding mirrors (safety devices not to exceed 3 inches on each side);
  • Height – 13 feet 6 inches;
  • Length – Single Unit Vehicle: 40 feet excluding load overhang; Combination of a Towing Vehicle and any Trailer Type: 53 feet provided the spacing between the kingpin of the trailer and rearmost axle or a point midway between the rear tandem axles does not exceed 41′.
  • Twin Trailers – over dimensional twin trailers will not be permitted;
  • Front Overhang: Exceeding 3 feet from front axle;
  • Rear Overhang: Exceeding 4 feet from rear axle.

For Overdimensional Policy brochure and Overdimensional Permit Application Form see https://www.nngov.com/950/Permits-Applications

Below is a list of the cities and where to find their updated permits

The following pages provide links to the city's general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for over dimensional/heavy haul shipping. City regulations are subject to change. If you find something incorrect let us know and we will verify and update the page accordingly.

Click on the cities below for links to the city's guidelines for permitting oversize loads and escorts for over dimensional / heavy haul shipping. These regulations are subject to change for each state. If something doesn't look correct, give us a shout and let us know so we can property update the page.

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