Florida

Do You Need a Florida Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

605 Suwannee M.S. 62
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

850-410-5777

850-410-5779

External Website

Permit Validity

5 consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

If over 10’ wide, 80’ long, or 14’6” high, travel restricted on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas.  If any holiday falls on a Saturday, the previous Friday is also restricted, and if any holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is also restricted.

Travel restricted when visibility is reduced to 1,000 lbs. due to rain, fog, smoke, etc.

No movement allowed in congested traffic if vehicle over 85’ long.

Operating Time

Half an hour before Sunrise to half an hour after Sunset

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed until noon on Saturday and Sunday

Transportation Requirements

Superloads

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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for all transports over 10’ wide, 80’ long, or 14’ 6” high.

Flags/Lights

Any 18” red or orange flag is required at the extremities of any overwidth vehicle. A flashing or rotating amber light is required for overwidth or overlength vehicles and for overhangs exceeding 3’.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 22,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 44,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 66,000 lbs.
Quad Group 72,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 160,000 lbs.
Width 14'
Height 18'
Length 120'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 12' - 14' 1 Front (2 (Front & Rear) if Lane Under 12')
Width Over 14' - 16' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 16' 3 (Front & Rear) + Police
Height Over 14'6" - 16' 1 Front with High Pole
Height Over 16' 1 Front with High Pole + Police
Length 95' up to 150' 1 Front
Length 150' - 250' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length Over 250' 2 (Front & Rear) + Police

*Requests for movement of vehicles over 15’ high will require an affidavit verifying the proposed route has clearance to accommodate the requested height plus six inches.

**Appropriate utility personnel will also be required whenever the load will encounter low barriers such as overhead structures, traffic signals, and low wires.

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