Vermont Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Overweight and Overdimension Vehicle Permits 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 (22,400 lbs. single axle or 36,000 lbs. tandem axle)

Oversize Load Times Of Movement:
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Loads which are overweight only and are capable of traveling with the flow of traffic may travel 24 hours
No weekend travel (or Friday afternoons) for loads greater than 108,000 lbs., 10′ 6″ wide or 100′ long
Travel prohibited on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day (including the preceding Friday if a holiday falls on A Saturday, and the following Monday if a holiday falls on Sunday)
See provision sheet or permit for special instructions & curfews or call (802) 828-2064

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Vermont Road Conditions: (800) 429-7623
Vermont State Police: (802) 244-8727
Oversize Permits: (802) 828-2064   Fax: (802) 828-5418
Trip / Fuel Permits: (802) 828-2070

Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Commercial Vehicle Permit Unit
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05603
Office hours: 7:45am - 4:30pm  Monday - Friday  (ET)

Vermont Agency of Transportation
Vermont Travel Information Service
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits
Vermont Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
12′ wide or greater requires 1 pilot car
Over 14′ high requires 1 pilot car with high pole (determined by DOT)
80′ long or greater requires 1 pilot car
15′ overhang or greater requires 1 pilot car
Large or hazardous moves require 2 pilot cars and may require police escort

Vermont Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Vehicle size not specified in regulations
"OVERSIZE LOAD" sign at least 5′ long x 12″ high with 1 5/8″ wide letters, black on yellow background, mounted on the front of lead vehicle and the back of chase vehicle
Flashing amber light(s) above the highest point of the vehicle, visible from the front & rear

Vermont Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
Headlights on low beam while escorting load





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