Idaho

Do You Need an Idaho Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

3311 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83707

Permit Office

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

208-334-8420

External Website

Permit Validity

5 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Red Routes Daylight travel until 2 pm on Fri, no Sat, no Sun. Due to low traffic volumes on these routes early in the mornings of Sat and Sun, single trip permits may be issued for dawn to 8 am if the movement is not completed by 8 am must safely park and not proceed until the next day
Black Routes Loads not in excess of 10’ wide, 100’ long or 14’ 6” high may travel 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; loads in excess of 10’ wide, 100’ long or 14’ 6” high may travel daylight hours 7 days per week.
Interstate Loads not in excess of 10’ wide, 120’ long or 14’ 6” high may travel 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; loads in excess of 10’ wide, 120’ long or 14’ 6” high may travel daylight hours, 7 days per week.

 

New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Holiday travel restricted by route:

Red Routes No travel after 2 PM on the day preceding a holiday. If a holiday falls on a weekend (Friday-Monday), the holiday weekend includes the preceding Friday or following Monday.  Travel may be resumed at dawn on the day following the holiday or holiday weekend.
Black Routes Loads in excess of 10’ wide, 100’ long or 14’ 6” high may not travel after 4:00 PM on the day preceding a holiday; travel may be resumed at dawn on the day following the holiday.

If over 13’ in width, travel may be restricted from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and 4 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday on highways and interstate within 1 mile of the city limits of the following cities: Boise, Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, Eagle, Emmett, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa, Pocatello, Star, Twin Falls, Garden City, and Chubbuck.

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset

Weekend Travel

Varies by Route.  See Restricted Travel.

Holiday Travel

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

Transportation Requirements

Superloads

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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs are required for any over width load or whenever an escort is required.

Any Manufactured home, modular building, or office trailer requires an Oversize Load sign regardless of escort requirements.

Flags/Lights

18” red or fluorescent orange flags required at the four corners and at the extremities of any overwide load and at the end of any overhang exceeding 4’.

Divisible Load Exceptions

Cylindrical hay bales, farm tractors, and farm trailers may be considered non-divisible under certain criteria.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Red The Red Routes Contain Posted Bridges And Require Approval Or Analysis From The Department.
Single Axle - Yellow 22,500 lbs.
Tandem Group - Yellow 38,000 lbs.
Tridem Group - Yellow 48,000 lbs.
Single Axle - Orange 24,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - Orange 41,000 lbs.
Tridem Group - Orange 51,500 lbs.
Single Axle - Green 25,500 lbs.
Tandem Axle - Green 43,500 lbs.
Tridem Axle - Green 54,500 lbs.
Single Axle - Blue 27,000 lbs.
Tandem - Blue 46,000 lbs.
Tridem - Blue 57,500 lbs.
Single Axle - Purple 30,000 lbs.
Tandem - Purple 51,500 lbs.
Tridem - Purple 64,500 lbs.
Single Axle - Black 33,000 lbs.
Tandem - Black 56,000 lbs.
Tridem - Black 70,500 lbs.

The maximum dimensions of oversize vehicles or oversize loads shall depend on the character of the route to be traveled: width of roadway, alignment and sight distance, vertical or horizontal clearance, and traffic volume

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
If Width Exceed Lane Width 1 Front
If Load Obstructs Driver's View 1 Rear
If Load Requires Holding Traffic 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear)

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Hours of Operation

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