Philadelphia Pennsylvania Transport - Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Oversize Permits & Escort Information

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Note: For state regulations, see Pennsylvania OD Regulations

Weight and Dimensions Restrictions

City of Philadelphia Standard Special Hauling Permit

A City of Philadelphia Standard Special Hauling Permit is required when traveling on any city street, state route, or interstate highway in the City of Philadelphia and the vehicle and/or load is:

  • over 40′-0″ long as a single vehicle;
  • over 60′-0″ long as  a combination vehicle;
  • over 70′-0″ long as a combination transporting articles that are non-divisible as to length;
  • over 8′-0″ wide (8′-6″ for non-divisible loads operating on highways having a width of 20′-0″ or more);
  • over 13′-6″ high;
  • over 80,000 pounds or the maximum gross vehicle weight.

A City of Philadelphia Super Load Special Hauling Permit is required when traveling on any city street, state route, or interstate highway in the City of Philadelphia and the vehicle and/or load is:

  • over 160′-0″ long;
  • over 16′-0″ wide;
  • over 16′-0″ high;
  • over 201,000 pounds.

For Permit Costs and Requirements see https://secure.phila.gov/Streets/HaulingPermit/Default.aspx

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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