Do You Need an Illinois Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time



External Website

Permit Validity

5 Travel Days

Transportation Restrictions

Movements are prohibited on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Movements will not be allowed later than noon on the day preceding a holiday or a holiday weekend.

Movement not allowed when route is covered with snow or ice or when visibility is impaired by rain, snow, fog, smog, or at anytime travel conditions are considered to be unsafe by the DOT or State Police.  Movements of house trailers over 12’ wide are prohibited when wind gusts exceed 25 miles per hour.

Operating Time

Half an hour before Sunrise to half an hour after Sunset

Weekend Travel

Over dimension permit loads with dimensions equal to or less than 14’6”’ wide, 15’ high, 145’ long are authorized to move from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset, 7 days a week. Over dimension permit loads with dimensions greater than 14’6” wide, 15’ high, 145’ long are authorized from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset Monday through Friday, and from ½ hour before sunrise until noon, Saturday (unless specified otherwise on the provision sheet or permit). Overweight permit loads with legal dimensions are allowed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week movement. Movements are further restricted on specific holidays and holiday weekends

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any vehicle or load over 10’ wide, 14’6” high, or 75’ long.


An 18” red flag required at the extremities and four corners of any overwidth load and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 25,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 48,000 lbs. on a Tractor
Tandem Group 60,000 lbs. on a Trailer
Tridem Group 68,000 lbs.
Quad Group 76,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 100,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 120,000 lbs.
Width 14'6"
Height 15'
Length 145'

Routine issue dimensions and weights reflect maximum dimensions for Class A truck and trailers.

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 14'6" - 16' 1 Front on Undivided Highways, 1 Rear on Divided Highways
Width Over 16' - 18' 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear)
Width Over 18' 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear) + Police
Height Over 14'6" - 18' 1 Front with High Pole
Height Over 18' 2 (Front with High Pole & Rear) + Police
Length Over 110' - 145' 1 Front on Undivided Highways, 1 Rear on Divided Highways
Length Over 145' - 200' 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear)
Length Over 200' 3 (2 Front & 1 Rear) + police
Weight Over 230,000 lbs. 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

5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 33 Knoville, TN 37919

Call (888) 963-0830

Fax (865) 963-0831

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Hours of Operation

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