Do You Need an Alaska Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

11900 Industry Way M-2
Anchorage, AK 99515

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Alaska Time

907-365-1200 - Out of State

800-478-7636 - Alaska Only


External Website

Permit Validity

3 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Area Time Restriction
Anchorage 6:00-8:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, & 4:00-7:00 PM
Eagle River 7:00-8:00 AM And 4:30-6:00 PM Mon Through Fri
Fairbanks 7:00-8:00 AM And 4:30-6:00 PM Mon Through Fri
Juneau 7:00-8:00 AM And 4:30-6:00 PM Mon Through Fri
Kenai/Soldotna 7:00-8:00 AM And 4:30-6:00 PM Mon Through Fri
Ketchikan 7:00 AM-8:00 AM, 12:00-1:00 PM, & 4:30-6:00 PM
Palmer/Wasilla 6:00-8:00 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, & 4:00-7:00 PM

The following holidays are restricted: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. For holidays occurring on a Sunday or Monday, movement is restricted from noon (12:00 PM) the previous Friday until midnight (12:00 AM) on Monday. For holidays occurring on a Friday or Saturday, movement is restricted from noon (12:00 PM) Thursday until midnight (12:00 AM) on Sunday.

Permitted oversized vehicles and overweight vehicles are PROHIBITED from moving during the holiday periods unless so allowed on the face of the permit.

Operating Time

Daylight hours only

Weekend Travel

Varies by permit

Transportation Requirements


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required when overhang exceeds 10’, or when height exceeds 17’, or for any overwidth load.


16” red flags required for widths over 12’ or on any overhang over 3’ in the front or 4’ in the rear.

Divisible Load Exceptions

A permit for a push/pull auxiliary vehicle permit can be issued for a divisible overweight load. Generally, these vehicles are used to assist other overweight loads traveling on routes that present challenging road and/or extreme weather conditions.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 25,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 47,500 lbs.
Tridem Group 52,500 lbs.
Quad Group 62,500 lbs.
Gross Weight 150,000 lbs.
Height 15'
Length No overall limit on the National Highway System
Length 120’ – Anchorage to Fairbanks, Valdez to Fairbanks, Alaska Highway, To Cutoff Highway, Sterling, Seward & Glenn Hwys, Rte. 1 from Jomer to Jct P/W
Length 90’ – Anchorage to Palmer via Glenn Hwy to Jct P/W/ Hwy, Anchorage to Fairbanks (Parks Hwy), Fairbanks to Delta Junction (Richardson Highway)

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 10'6" - 12' 1 Front
Width 12' up to 14' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width 14' up to 18' 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear) on 2-Lanes, 2 (Front & Rear) on Divided Highways
Width 18' up to 22' 4
Width 22' 5
Height Over 17' 1 Front with High Pole
Length 85' - 100' 1 Front
Length Over 100' 2 (Front & Rear)
Front Overhang Over 10' 1 Front
Rear Overhang Over 10' 1 Rear or Extended Light Bar
Rear Overhang Over 20' 1 Rear

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

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Hours of Operation

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