Oregon Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Over-Dimension Operations

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Width: Over 8' 6"
Height: Over 14' 0"
Length: Semi-trailer over 53' 0"
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
Daylight hours Saturday & Sunday except between Memorial Day to Labor Day. During that period, travel allowed on Saturday until noon and Sunday travel is prohibited
Travel prohibited on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, from noon on Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day to 1/2 hour before sunrise on the following Monday & from 2pm on Christmas Eve until 1/2 hour before sunrise on the 1st business day following Christmas

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Oregon Road Conditions: (503) 588-2941 or (800) 977-6368
Oregon State Police: (503) 378-3720 or (503) 378-3725
Oversize Permits: (503) 373-0000
Trip Permits: (503) 378-6699
Fuel Permits: (503) 373-1634

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office
Motor Carrier Transport OS/OD Permit Unit
550 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR   97301
Office hours: 8am - 5pm  Monday - Friday (PT)

Oregon DOT Website
Oregon Road Conditions
Oregon Entry Policy for Overdimensional Loads
Trucking Online
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits
Oregon Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
The following link charts when an escort is required, the number of escorts required and Operational information for the OS/OD driver and the pilot car operator:
Special Transportation Permit Attachment 82A

Oregon Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Passenger car, pickup truck or truck tractor of legal size & weight
"OVERSIZE LOAD" sign (5′ X 10″) with black letters (8″ high X 1″ brush stroke) on yellow background mounted on top of vehicle
Two amber flashing lights (as widely spaced laterally as practical) with 4″ lens diameter minimum (35 candlepower rating with min. 30fpm) or revolving light (with minimum of 125 square inches of dome surface emitting 30fpm) or strobe light(s) with 360 degree visibility mounted above roof, visible from 500′
Flags on vehicle are not stipulated in the requirements
CB or two way radio
Two hand held red flags (18″ square) mounted on 3′ long staffs
Eight safety flares or reflective triangles

Oregon Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
While Oregon does not require that people be certified to become a pilot car operator, the state does require that people be certified to help motor carriers in special flagging operations
ODOT has authorized the Chemeketa Community College (CCC) Center for Business and Industry as the exclusive administrator of flagger curriculum, materials and flagger trainer and flagger certification cards. CCC provides a four-hour flagger training class. CCC maintains a list of certified private flagging trainers, as well. For more information, contact Larry Ralphs at 503-399-5181

Guidelines for pilot vehicle requirements


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