Nebraska Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Oversize / Overweight Rules & Regulations

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Width: Over 8' 6"
Height: Over 14' 6"
Length: Semi-trailer over 53' 0"
Weight: Over 95,000 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 7 days/week (no weekend travel in Lincoln & Omaha)
Travel prohibited on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Permit office closed on above holidays plus Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Arbor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day & the day following Thanksgiving Day
Omaha City Limits: 7am - 9am & 3:30pm - 6pm (Monday - Friday) Travel prohibited after 12pm on Saturday & Sunday
Lincoln State Highways: 7am - 9am & 4pm - 6pm (Monday - Friday) Travel prohibited after 12pm on Saturday & Sunday
Omaha State Highways/Interstates: 7am - 9am & 4pm - 6pm (Monday - Friday) Travel prohibited after 12pm on Saturday & Sunday

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Nebraska Road Conditions: (402) 471-4533 or (800) 906-9069
Nebraska State Police: (402) 471-0105
Oversize Permits: (402) 471-0034   Fax: (402) 479-3906
Trip Permits: Issued by wire services
Fuel Permits: (402) 471-4435 or (888) 622-1222

Dept. of Roads - Permit Office
1400 NE Hyw 2, Room 123A (walk-in)
P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln, NE   68509
Office hours: 7:30am - 5pm,  Monday - Friday (CT)

Nebraska DOT Website
Current Traffic Conditions
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits
Nebraska Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
Over 14′ wide requires an amber light or 1 pilot car
Over 14′ 6″ high may require 1 pilot car with height pole (depends on route)
Over 16′ high a pre-run route survey is required to be submitted to DOR
Over 100′ long on interstate or divided highway requires a proper light bar or 1 pilot car
No stipulations for 2 lane roads

Nebraska Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Passenger car or truck a minimum of 60″ wide
"OVERSIZE LOAD" sign 5′ X 1′ with 8″ high black letters on a yellow background, mounted on the front and/or rear of vehicle
Revolving or rotating amber or yellow light sufficient to be seen at 800′ (minimum of 50 candlepower bulb) with 360 degree visibility. Not less than 6″ in diameter, top mount a minimum of 53″ above roadway
Red or fluorescent orange flags (18″ square) on all four courners of vehicle
CB or two way radio

Nebraska Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
None stipulated in regulations

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