Do You Need a Georgia Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

935 E. Confederate Building 24
Atlanta, GA 30316

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time



External Website

  • Needs Insurance Certificate made out to: Georgia Department of Public Safety, Attn: Oversize Permit Unit, P.O. Box 1456, Atlanta, GA 30371

Permit Validity

10 Travel Days

Transportation Restrictions

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.

Operating Time

Half an hour after Sunrise to half an hour before Sunset. Travel allowed 24/7 if within legal dimensions and less than 125,000 lbs.

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed on Saturday.  No travel allowed on Sunday.

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
4/23 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements


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.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
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 16'
Height 16'
Length No Maximum

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
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.

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