Connecticut

Do You Need a Connecticut Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

860-594-2880

860-594-2949

External Website

Permit Validity

3 Travel Days

Transportation Restrictions

If width 13’6” or wider, of if height 14’ or higher, travel restricted 9:00 AM -4:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

Travel restricted during the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.  If New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday, travel restricted on Friday; if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, travel restricted on Monday.  For Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, travel is restricted from noon the day preceding the holiday or holiday weekend to daylight hours the day after the holiday or holiday weekend.

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour Sunday

Weekend Travel

No travel allowed Saturday or Sunday

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
2/12 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.
2/19 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements

Superloads

Anything over routine issue dimensions require special review.

Oversize Load Signs

Oversize Load Sign is required for any load over 10’ wide.

Flags/Lights

An 18” red flag is required at the widest point and at the four corners of any load over 8’6” in width.

Divisible Load Exceptions

Some bulk materials and raw products may be transported even though they are divisible. These products include:

- Soils: Sand, topsoil, loam, and contaminated soil

- Stone: Rip-rap, aggregate, recycled aggregate, rock, stone dust, and gravel

- Bituminous: Asphalt, bituminous rubble, road milling, and recycled asphalt

- Processed Products: Raw milk, feed/grain, mulch, liquid concrete, ash, crushed glass, liquid asphalt, liquid calcium/chloride, process residue, auto-fluff, salt, mycelium, and lime

- Other: Demolition/construction materials and logs

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 22,400 lbs. if spaced over 6’ apart
Single Axle 18,000 lbs. if spaced within 6’
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 122,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 130,000 lbs.
Width 16
Height 15'* (13'6" for any kind of building)
Length 120

*Route survey required for any load over 14' high

No overweight permits will be issued for less than 80,000 lbs. on five axles except for special use vehicles that are not designed for transporting persons or property and are only incidentally operated or moved over a highway.

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 12' - 13'6" 1 Rear on Divided Highways, 1 Front on Undivided Highways
Width Over 13'6" - 15' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 15' - 16' 3 (1 Front & 2 Rear)
Height Over 14' - 15'1" 1 Front
Height 15'1" and Width 13'6" or Greater 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Height Over 15'3" 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Length Over 80' - 100' 1 Rear on Undivided Highways
Length Over 100' - 119' 1 Rear on Divided Highways, 2 (Front & Rear on Undivided Highways)
Length Over 119' 2 (Front & Rear)
Overhang Over 25' 1 (Front or 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.

Donald Beeman, President Donald Beeman, President

Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 33 Knoville, TN 37919

Hours of Operation

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