Georgia State Regulations
No permit shall be valid for travel into or through the area bounded by I-285, which is the bypass around the city of Atlanta, unless the vehicle is making a pickup or delivery within the area. Driver must be prepared to show proof of pickup or delivery. In addition, a permit issued for the movement of a vehicle or load shall not be valid within that area between the hours of 7 AM – 9 AM and 4 PM – 6 PM Monday through Friday.
No permitted vehicle or load will be moved during foggy weather, or during snow or icy conditions, or during the following legal holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Permitted loads in excess of twelve 12’ wide shall not travel when visibility is less than 600’ or when the ground wind exceeds 25 mph. When such conditions exist, the driver must proceed to the first area where the load can be safely removed from the roadway.
Travel allowed on Saturday. No travel allowed on Sunday.
|4/23||CLOSED||Travel allowed with a valid permit.|
Anything over Routine Issue dimensions require special review from the DOT.
Oversize Load Signs
“Oversize Load” signs required for any vehicle exceed legal dimensions
18” red flags required at the four corners and widest points of any oversize transport.
Blades over 12′ must be angled. Blades up to 14′ wide, if it belongs to the equipment, can be on
the same vehicle hauled if GVW is 100,000lbs or less.
Divisible Load Exceptions
Dozer blades may be hauled with the dozer attached, or if disassembled, loaded for minimum width and up to 100,000 lbs. gross weight only.
|Single Axle||20,340 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||34,000 lbs. (40,680 Lbs. If gross weight is less than 73,280 lbs. and length is less than 55′|
|Tridem Group||61,020 lbs.|
|Gross Weight||80,000 lbs.|
|Length||100′ (Including Overhang)|
|Single Axle||23,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||46,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||60,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 4 Axles||92,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 5 Axles||100,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 6 Axles||125,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 7 Axles||148,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 8 Axles||150,000 lbs.|
|Width Over 12′ – 14’8″||1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways, 2 (Front & Rear) on 2-Lane Highways|
|Width Over 14’8″ – 16′||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width Over 16′||Determined on a Case-by-Case Basis|
|Height Over 15’6″||1 Front with High Pole|
|Length Over 75′ – 100′||1 Rear/Amber Light on All Highways|
|Length Over 100′ – 125′||1 Rear|
|Length Over 125′||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Houses||Police (Front & Rear)|
*An amber light can be used in place of the rear escort with an Amber Light Permit.