California Trucking Regulations - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

Maryland State Regulations

Permit Types

Permit Validity

5 Travel Days

Transportation Restrictions

No permit movements are allowed on highways under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Transportation Authority after 12 noon on Friday and until 9 AM Monday. The restricted highways and structures are:

  • I-95 – John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (portion of I-95 north of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to the Delaware State Line)
  • I-95 – Fort McHenry Tunnel
  • I-695 – Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • I-895 – Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
  • US 40 – Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (Susquehanna River Bridge)
  • US 50/301 – William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
  • US 301 – Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (Potomac River Bridge)

Trucking Permits Goal - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

If over 12’ wide, 100’ long, or if weight is over 90,000 lbs., Beltway hours 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

If over 14’ wide, movement allowed 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM on any highway.

Heights over 15’6” must have trees cleared by department of Forest and Parks

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Typically, travel restricted from noon the day before the holiday until half an hour before sunrise the day after the holiday.  If a holiday falls on a Friday, travel restrictions end half an hour after sunrise the following Monday.  If a holiday falls on a Monday, travel restrictions start the following Friday.

Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits Across the USA

Operating Time

Half an hour before Sunrise to half an hour after Sunset
Loads up to and including 150,000 lbs., 13’ wide, 100’ long or 14’6” high are given continuous travel.

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed on Saturday until noon

No travel allowed Sunday

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations
USA & Canada Pilots - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits
365 Nationwide & Canada Pilots - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits


Anything over Routine Issue Dimensions requires special review from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any load over 9’ wide.


18” red or orange flags required at the extremities of overwidth loads and two red lights at rear overhangs exceeding 4’. One on each side of the load.


Construction equipment can have a blade or bucket attached up to 12′ wide. Detached blade
and dozer cannot be hauled on the same load if it is overweight.

Routine Issues

Single Axle27,000 lbs.
Tandem Group52,000 lbs.
Tridem Group63,000 lbs.
Gross Weight150,000 lbs. On Interstate Highways, 120,000 lbs. On State Highways

Escort Requirements

Width 12’1″ up to 14′1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Width 14′ – 16′2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 16′1 Police
Height Over 14’6″1 Front with High Pole
Height 16′1 Front with High Pole + Police
Length 85′ – 120′1 Rear
Length Over 120′Police
Weight Over 120,000 lbs.Police
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