Do You Need a Michigan Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

PO Box 30648
Lansing, MI 48909

Permit Office

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



External Website

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.

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.

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


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

Component Restriction
Axle Weights Follow Federal Bridge Formula
Gross Weight 164,000 lbs.
Width 16' (14' During Spring Restrictions)
Height 15'
Length 150'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
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 Overhang 1 Rear

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