Georgia

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 10 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is allowed one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday. Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions may have continuous travel, except holidays (must be requested when permit is ordered).

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel is allowed on Sundays and on major holidays. No travel is allowed in Atlanta, between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the area bounded by I-285.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)
Height: 13′ 6″
Length: 75′ (including overhang) is legal with 48′ to 53′ trailer, 60′ overall on some non-designated routes.
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 20,340; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – depends on spacing, not more than 20,340 on any axle.

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 15’6”
Height: 16′
Length: no set maximum.
Weight: Single – 23,000; Tandem – 46,000; Tridem – 60,000; 5 Axles – 100,000; 6 Axles – 125,000;
7 Axles – 148,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 12′ up to & including 14’8″ – 1 rear escort or amber light* on Interstate or limited access highway; 2 escorts (or 1 escort and rear amber light*) on 2-lanes; over 14’8″ up to and including 16’–1 escort on Interstate or limited access highway; 2 escorts on 2-lane road. Over 16′ – 2 escorts and 1 Police escort.
Height: Over 15’6″ – 1 escort with height pole. (Escort may be required for 15′ or greater when traveling through larger cities).
Length: Over 75′ – 1 escort or amber light* at each corner of rear of load. Over 100′ – 1 escort, Over 125′ – 2 escorts
*Must have Georgia amber light permit to use flashing amber light.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Up to (not over) 75′ length legal for poles, structural steel, pipes, etc. Blades over 12′ must be angled. Blades up to 14′ wide, if it belongs to the equipment, can be on the same vehicle hauled.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required on all permit loads. Flags are required on all four corners and extremities of oversized loads.