California Trucking Regulations - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

Iowa State Regulations

Permit Types

Permit Validity

5 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions


Travel restricted during the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. No movement will be allowed on these holidays or after noon on days preceding these holidays and holiday weekends which include holidays that fall on Monday.

Trucking Permits Goal - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed on Saturday and Sunday.

Night Moves

Night travel may be permitted if under 100′ Long, 11′ Wide, or 14’4″ High.

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations
USA & Canada Pilots - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits
365 Nationwide & Canada Pilots - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits


Anything over routine issue dimensions requires special review from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required if over 75’ long, 8’6” wide, or 14’4” high.


A revolving amber light is required when length exceeds 85’ or front overhang exceeds 25’ or rear overhand exceeds 10’ or weight exceeds 80,000 lbs. An escort can be used in lieu of an amber light

18” red flags are required on the extremities of any overwidth load, for any load over 75’ long, or 14’4” high, and for any rear projection that exceeds 4’.

Routine Issues

Single Axle20,000 lbs.
Tandem Group40,000 lbs.
Tridem Group60,000 lbs.
Quad Group80,000 lbs.
Gross Weight100,000 lbs.
HeightMust Clear Heights on Route

Escort Requirements

When Width exceeds Half the Road up to 14’6″1 Front on 2-Lanes*
Width Over 14’6″1 Front on 2-Lanes
Width up to 16’6″ If over Half the Road1 Rear on 4-Lanes
Width Over 16’6″1 Rear on 4-Lanes
Height Over 14’4″1 Front with High Pole
Length Over 120′1 Rear

*When road width is 12’ or more with sufficient shoulders, of 6’ in width, amber lights on the front and rear of the vehicle and load may be used in place of the front escort.

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