Do You Need a Maine Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

29 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time



External Website

Permit Validity

7 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, & Christmas.

No movement when visibility is poor or the highway is considered dangerous due to rain, snow, slush, ice, or any other condition deemed unsafe by the Issuing Authority or a State Police officer.

Throughout the year, the following restrictions are in effect: mobile homes and modular units 11’6″ to 13’6″ wide are excluded from moving Saturdays, Sundays, & all Legal Holidays; mobile homes and modular units 13’7″ to 14’6″ wide are excluded from moving Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, & all Legal Holidays; and mobile homes and modular units over 14’6″ wide can only move on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Oversize loads may travel on the Maine Turnpike from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset (daylight hours), except for Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, all Legal Holidays, & certain extended Holidays. The total height is limited to 13’6″ and total width is limited to 14’6″. For additional information, contact the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Operating Time

Vehicles permitted for overweight-only that are capable of moving with the flow of traffic may move at any time of day.

Oversized loads are limited to travel one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
4/16 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any oversize transport.


18” red or orange flags and a rotating or flashing amber light bar required for any oversize load.


Construction equipment can have the blade or bucket attached. If removed, it must be on a
separate trailer.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 25,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 39,100 lbs.
Tridem Group 62,100 lbs.
Quad Group 73,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 130,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 6 Axles 140,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 7 Axles 159,000 Lbs. Or 167,000 Lbs. Depending On Axle Groups
Gross Weight - 8 Axles 177,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Height 16'
Length 125'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 12' up to 16' 1 Rear on Divided Highways, 1 Front on Undivided Highways
Width 16' - 20" 1 Rear & Police
With over 20' 2 Police
Length 80' up to 125' 1 Rear on Divided Highways, 1 Front on Undivided Highways
Length 125' - 150' Police
Length Over 150' 2 Police
Height Over 16' 1 Front with High Pole

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

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Hours of Operation

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