Do You Need a Delaware Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

PO Drawer 7065
Dover, DE 19903

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time


External Website

Permit Validity

3 Days

Transportation Restrictions

Prohibited holidays include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Movement of such vehicles and loads may also be prohibited on any other days or hours when such movements may substantially affect the safety of the motoring public.

Superloads and any other oversize and/or overweight transport that cannot move at normal posted highway speeds (within 10 mph) are restricted from moves in Kent and Sussex County on Monday morning prior to noon and Friday afternoon during the time frame from May 15th to October 15th. This restriction applies to the following roads: US 9, US 13, US 113, SR 1, SR 18, SR 24, SR 26, SR 54, and SR 404.

No movement shall be permitted when road conditions, weather conditions, or visibility make traveling hazardous to the operator or the driving public. If a permitted vehicle is underway when such conditions occur, the driver shall be required to proceed to a safe place off the roadway and park until conditions warrant safe travel.

Operating Time

Sunrise to Sunset

Weekend Travel

No travel allowed Saturday or Sunday

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
3/30 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements


Anything over Routine Issue dimensions requires special approval DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

Two Oversize Load signs are required for any oversize load. One front and back.


An 18” square red or orange flag required at the extremities of any overwidth or overlength vehicle and any overhang in excess of 4’. There shall be a single flag at the extreme rear if the over length or projecting portion is two feet wide or less. Two flags are required if the over length or projecting portion is wider than two feet and shall be located to indicate maximum width.


All loads that are reducible must be reduced. No exceptions, this includes buckets,
counterweights, blades, etc.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Axle Weights Follow Federal Bridge Formula
Gross Weight 120,000 lbs.
Width 14'11"
Height 14'11"
Length 119'11"

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 13' - 14' 1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Width Over 14' - 15' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 15' 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Height 15' up to 17'6" 2 (Front & Rear)
Height 17'6" or More 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Length 85' up to 100' 1 Rear
Length 100' - 120' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length Over 120' 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Overhang 15' 1 Rear unless permit specifies otherwise
Weight Over 120,000 lbs. 2 (Front & Rear) + Police

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

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Hours of Operation

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