New Jersey

Permits are valid for 5 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

Travel is allowed sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Overweight loads only are not restricted for travel time, unless vehicle is incapable of being operated safely over 40 mph due to safety of load or hazardous road conditions.

No travel on major holidays and some holiday weekends. No travel on NJ Route 495 and the Holland Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

Width: 8’6″ on designated roads, 8′ all other roads
Height: 13’6″
Length: 53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways (41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem);
48′ semi-trailer on all other roads.
Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 22,400 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 56,400

Width: 18′
Height: 16′ (over 14′, all public utility companies, NJDOT, County and Municipal Traffic Engineering departments need to be notified prior to the move)
Length: 120′
Weight: The maximum weight that can be permitted on each axle is 800 pounds per inch of tire width. GVW over 150,000 requires special clearance from DOT.

Width: Over 14′ – 1 escort; over 16′ – 2 escorts
Height: Over 14′ – 1 escort
Length: Over 100′ – 1 escort; over 120′ – 2 escorts.

“Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs required on all over width vehicles. Flags (18″ square) are required on over width extremities and the corners of the load, or on the rear corners of an over width and over length load. Low beam headlights and red tail lights (on both tractor and trailer) should be illuminated.