California Trucking Regulations - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

Michigan State Regulations

Permit Types

Permit Validity

5 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions


The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  When a holiday falls on a Friday or Monday, movement stops at noon before the three-day weekend, and movement resumes sunrise the day after the three-day weekend.

Trucking Permits Goal - Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

Movement restricted from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the following counties: Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Muskegon, Oakland, Saginaw, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

Spring Weight Restrictions

Usually February to April normal maximum axle weights allowable on rigid pavements shall be reduced 25%. On flexible pavements the maximum axle weights are reduced 35%.  Generally, no overweight permits are issued during spring frost restrictions.


Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits Across the USA

Operating Time

Half an hour before Sunrise to half an hour after Sunset

Weekend Travel

Weekend travel is allowed if overall loaded dimensions do not exceed 10′ in width, 14′ in height, and 90′ in overall length. Weekend travel includes daylight Saturday and Sunday daylight hours until 3:00 PM.

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 approval from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required on front of vehicle and on rear of load for any overdimensional load.


18” red flags required for any overhang over 4’ and at the four corners and widest point of any oversize load.

2 flashing or rotating amber lights are required at the extreme rear of any oversize load.


Can haul dozer, loader, etc., with blades or buckets attached to the load.

Routine Issues

Axle WeightsFollow Federal Bridge Formula
Gross Weight164,000 lbs.
Width16′ (14′ During Spring Restrictions)

Escort Requirements

Width Over 12′ – 14′1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Width Over 14′2 (Front & Rear)
Height Over 14’5″ – 15′1 Front with High Pole
Height Over 15′2 (Front & Rear)
Length 90′ – 100′1 Front on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on 4-Lane Highways
Length Over 100′2 (Front & Rear)
Over 15′ Rear Overhang1 Rear
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