Maine

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 7 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

TRAVEL TIME:
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, 7 days a week; except no travel on weekends in the months of July and August. Overweight-only loads are permitted to travel at any time of day.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel on major holidays or some holiday weekends.

TURNPIKE:
Loads limited to 13’6 high, 14’6 wide. Travel is allowed one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 13’6 (Load may exceed by 6″, for a legal loaded height of 14″, as long as load is not reducible and not traveling on Maine Turnpike.)
Length: 53′ semi-trailer and 74′ overall length on Interstate and designated highways; 48′ trailer and 69′ overall length on other highways. “The maximum legal length of vehicles and loads traveling more than 1 mile beyond the National Network is 74′.”
Overhang: 74′ overall length maximum
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 16′
Height: 16′
Length: 125′
Weight: Single – 20,000; Tandem – 52,000; Tridem – 75,000
Tractor must be registered for 90,000 pounds to permit for overweight up to 90,000, or register for 100,000 maximum to permit over 90,000.
Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as superloads.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort; over 16′ – 1 escort and 1 police escort; over 20′ – 2 Police escort
Length: Over 80′ – 1 escort; over 125′ – 1 escort and 1 police escort; over 150′ – 2 Police escort
Height: Over 16′ – 1 escort with height pole.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Construction equipment can have blade or bucket attached. If removed, it must be on a separate trailer.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs and flags required for all over width and over length permit loads. Signs should be mounted at front bumper and at rear of load. Flags (18″ x 18″) should be mounted at corners of load and widest extremities. Over 4′ rear overhang must be flagged (two flags if overhang is more than 2′ wide). Run with headlights on low beam (not required if overweight only), and flashing, rotating amber light or light bar on top of cab. Movement when not oversized requires that load signs be removed or covered and that amber beacon lights be extinguished. All over-dimension moves require headlights on low beam, and flashing, rotary or amber lights on top of cab.