Georgia Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Oversize Permit Regulations

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Width: Over 8' 6"
Height: Over 13' 6"
Length: Semi-trailer over 53' 0"
Weight: Over 80,000 lbs. GVW (20,340 lbs. single axle or 40,680 lbs. tandem axle)

Oversize Load Times Of Movement:
1/2 hour after sunrise to 1/2 hour before sunset, Monday / Saturday (no Sunday Travel)
Permitted loads in excess of 12′ wide prohibited when visability is less than 600′ or windspeed is greater than 25 mph
Travel prohibited on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Prohibited into or through Atlanta area bounded by I-285 unless picking up or delivering in the city
Curfews are 7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm, Monday through Friday

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Georgia Road Conditions: (404) 635-8000
Georgia State Police: (404) 624-7212
Oversize Permits: (888) 262-8306  (404) 635-8501
Trip Permits: (800) 233-5588
Fuel Permits: (404) 417-6712

Dept. of Motor Vehicle Safety
Office of Permits
Building 24, Suite 400
935 East Confederate Ave.
Atlanta, GA   30316
Office hours:  7am - 4:45pm  Monday. - Friday (ET)

Georgia DOT Website
Certified Escort Vehicle Operators Handbook
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits
Georgia Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
2 lane highways:
Over 75′ long requires 1 pilot car
Over 125′ long & over 12′ wide requires 2 pilot cars
Over 15′ 6″ high requires 1 pilot car with high pole
4 lane highways:
Over 75′ long & over 12′ up to 13′ 11″ wide requires 1 pilot car
Over 125′ long and up to 14′ up to and including 15′ wide requires 2 pilot cars

Georgia Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Automobile or pickup
Sign mounted on the front of front escort or on back of rear escort. Size is 6′ X 1′ with black letters 8″ X4″ (min) on orange or federal yellow background stating "OVERSIZE LOAD"
Amber light or strobe light (8″ diameter) top mounted with 35,000 (min) candlepower and 80 RPM or equivalent 4″ strobe light visable at least 1/4 mile
Two way radio
Flags are not required

Georgia Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
For certification check the Application for Pilot/Escort Certification link
Trucks are not allowed in the "hammer lane"
Requires a light permit sticker available at the address below:
Dept. of Public Safety
Permit Section
P.O. Box 101072
Atlanta, Ga   30392
Phone: (678) 413-8786 (fee - $2.00 per year) Money order only!


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