Do You Need a Maryland Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, MD 21076

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time



External Website

  • $10,000 bond on file required for superload permits

Permit Validity

5 Travel Days

Transportation Restrictions

No permit movements are allowed on highways under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Transportation Authority after 12 noon on Friday and until 9 AM Monday. The restricted highways and structures are:

  • I-95 – John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (portion of I-95 north of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to the Delaware State Line)
  • I-95 – Fort McHenry Tunnel
  • I-695 – Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • I-895 – Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
  • US 40 – Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (Susquehanna River Bridge)
  • US 50/301 – William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
  • US 301 – Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (Potomac River Bridge)

If over 12’ wide, 100’ long, or if weight is over 90,000 lbs., Beltway hours 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

If over 14’ wide, movement allowed 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM on any highway.

Heights over 15’6” must have trees cleared by department of Forest and Parks.

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Typically, travel restricted from noon the day before the holiday until half an hour before sunrise the day after the holiday.  If a holiday falls on a Friday, travel restrictions end half an hour after sunrise the following Monday.  If a holiday falls on a Monday, travel restrictions start the following Friday.

Operating Time

Half an hour before Sunrise to half an hour after Sunset
Loads up to and including 150,000 lbs., 13’ wide, 100’ long or 14’6” high are given continuous travel.

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed on Saturday until noon

No travel allowed Sunday

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any load over 9’ wide.


18” red or orange flags required at the extremities of overwidth loads and two red lights at rear overhangs exceeding 4’. One on each side of the load.


Construction equipment can have a blade or bucket attached up to 12′ wide. Detached blade
and dozer cannot be hauled on the same load if it is overweight.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 27,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 52,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 63,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 150,000 lbs. On Interstate Highways, 120,000 lbs. On State Highways
Width 16'
Height 16'
Length 120'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 12'1" up to 14' 1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Width 14' - 16' 2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 16' 1 Police
Height Over 14'6" 1 Front with High Pole
Height 16' 1 Front with High Pole + Police
Length 85' - 120' 1 Rear
Length Over 120' Police
Weight Over 120,000 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 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