Alabama Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Oversize & Overweight Permits Rules & Regulations

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Width: Over 8' 6" (on highways with lane widths of 12' or more)
             Over 8' 0" (on highways with lane widths under 12')
Height: Over 13' 6"
Length: Semi-trailer over 53' 6" (57' on highways with lane widths 12' or greater)
Weight: Over 80,000 lbs. GVW (20,000 lbs. single axle or 34,000 lbs. tandem axle)

Oversize Load Times Of Movement:
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Monday thru Saturday ; No Sunday travel.
Loads 120' - 150' restricted from 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday.
Travel prohibited on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.
Permit office closed on the above holidays as well as Martin Luther King Day, Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day, Confederate Memorial Day, Jefferson Davis Birthday & Veteran's Day.

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Alabama Road Conditions: (334) 242-4378  (888) 411-ROAD
Alabama State Police: (334) 242-4371
Oversize Permits: (334) 834-1092 / (800) 499-2782   Fax: (334) 832-9084
Trip Permits: (334) 353-9135
Fuel Permits: (334) 242-2999
Pre-Pass: (800) 773-7277

Alabama DOT Permits Office
1409 Coliseum Blvd, Rm. H-102
P.O. Box 303050
Montgomery, AL 36130
Office hours:  8am-4:45pm CT

Alabama DOT Website
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits
Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
Over 12' wide requires 2 pilot cars
Over 76' to 105' long requires 1 pilot car
Over 105' long requires 2 pilot cars
Over 16' high requires 1 pilot car with height pole
Rear overhang over 5' requires 1 pilot car
Front overhang over 10' requires 1 pilot car

Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Passenger vehicle or light truck under 10,000 lbs, Gross Vehicle Weight.
Sign using Yellow or orange background. Minimum size is 48" wide, 10" high x 2" wide black letters "OVERSIZE LOAD" ONLY!! Front & Rear bumper or Roof Mount.
Sign must be removed, retracted or covered when not escorting a load.
Flashing/Rotating Amber light. Roof mount only. Visible @ 1,000′ with 120 degrees visibilty.
CB or 2-way radio with at least ½ mile range.
Orange vest or jacket.
Stop / Slow hand sign.
Two hand flags 16" square.

Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
Escort must register insurance with Alabama being the State certificate holder
(If not, subject to fine and revocation of permits)
Pilot Cars must maintain a minimum of 500′  from the front / rear of the load

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