Do You Need a Louisiana Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

PO Box 94042
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time



External Website

  • Insurance Certificate on an Acord Form made out to: Attention: Truck Permit Office Post Office Box 94042 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9042 for overweight loads

Permit Validity

Oversize Permits: Typically 1 day only. May request more time when ordering.

Overweight Permits: 5 Consecutive Days

Operating Time

Sunrise to Sunset

Weekend Travel

Weekend travel is normally allowed

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
3/30 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any vehicle or load over 10’ wide, 65’ long, or exceeding legal overhang.


18” flags are required for any overwidth or overlength loads and for any vehicle with overhang over 4’.


When hauling an overweight dozer the blade or boom may be removed and hauled on the same
vehicle. For other equipment such as excavators, pieces (buckets, forks, etc.) that do not weigh
more than 500 pounds, pieces can be removed and shipped with the same load.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle - Under 120,000 lbs. 24,000 lbs.
Single Axle - Over 120,000 lbs. 20,000 lbs.
Single Axle - Off-Road Equipment 30,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - Under 120,000 lbs. 48,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - Over 120,000 lbs. 40,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - Over 120,000 lbs. & Axle Group Spread Is 12’ Or More & Tire Spread Is 4’ Or More. 45,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - Off-Road Equipment 60,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 60,000 lbs.
Tridem Group - Off-Road Equipment 66,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 232,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - Off-Road Equipment 212,000 lbs
Width 18'
Height 16'5"
Length 125'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 12' - 16' 1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Width over 16' Police
Height Over 15'10" - 16'8" 1 Front with High Pole
Height Over 16'8" 1 Front with Arm to Lift Utility Lines
Length 90' - 125' 1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways

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 Knoxville, TN 37919

Call (888) 963-0830

Fax (865) 963-0831

Email [email protected]

Hours of Operation

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