Do You Need an Alabama Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

PO Box 303050
Montgomery, AL 36130

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM Central Time



External Website

Insurance Mailing Address

AL DOT, Permits Office
1409 Coliseum Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36130
  • Needs Insurance Certificate made out to: AL DOT, Permits Office, 1409 Coliseum Blvd, Montgomery, AL, 36130

Permit Validity

Single Trip Trucking Permits are valid for 5 regular travel days.

Transportation Restrictions

Travel prohibited in foggy weather, in the snow, on icy roads, or at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500’.

The follow holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Operating Time

30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Weekend Travel

Travel permitted is all day on Saturday; no Sunday travel.  Mobile homes less than 12’ in width may travel until half an hour after sunset on Saturday and Sunday.

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
4/23 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


Anything over Routine Issue dimensions requires special approval by the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

All oversize transports require Oversize Load signs.


18” red flag required at the four corners and widest point of any oversize transport.


Bulldozers, front end loaders and similar equipment shall be loaded with the blade to the rear
any time the blade protrudes beyond the transporting vehicle. Overweight dozer and blade must
be attached, or else hauled on separate loads if blade is detached

Divisible Load Exceptions

Bulldozers and similar construction equipment can be considered non-divisible.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 22,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 44,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 66,000 lbs.
Quad Group 88,000 lbs.
Gross - 5 Axles 102,000 lbs.
Gross - 6 Axles 124,000 lbs.
Gross - 7 Axles 146,000 lbs.
Gross - 8 Axles 168,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 180,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Height 16'
Length 150'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 12'-14* 1 Front (2-Lane Hwys), 1 Rear (Multi-Lane Hwys)
Width Over 14' 2 (Front & Rear)
Height Over 15' 6"** 1 Front with Height Pole
Front Overhang 10' 1 Front
Length 90'-125'* 1 Rear
Length Over 125' 2 (Front & Rear)
Rear Overhang Over 5' 1 Rear

*On mobile homes, the rear escort may be replaced by light system.
**Depending on the route to be traveled, escorts may occasionally be required for lesser height
For bulldozers and other construction equipment being transported with blade intact: Anytime that the blade protrudes beyond the transporting vehicle a minimum of one escort is required. The escort shall be a front escort for highways with only one lane in each direction and a rear escort for highways with two or more lanes in each direction. This requirement is in addition to, and not in place of all other escort requirements.

If a dozer or loader blade protrudes and the load is 12’ wide or less, no escorts will be required.

We are committed to providing expert-level guidance to truckers, transport agencies, and those seeking to secure their permits. It is our mission to keep you both safe and legal as you haul your loads. We pride ourselves on being fast and affordable. Let us support your fleet and learn what it means to work with America's most liked permit agency.

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Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 33 Knoxville, TN 37919

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST