Do You Need a Minnesota Trucking Permit?
DOT Office395 John Ireland Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
7 Consecutive Days
Travel allowed Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted on the permit
Anything over routine issue dimensions or anything that is extremely long requires special route approval from the DOT.
Oversize Load Signs
“Oversize Load” signs required for any transport over 12’ wide or 95’ long.
Flashing Warning lights required when load width exceeds 12’ (10’ at night) and when combination length exceeds 95’
18 inch red, yellow, or orange warning flags must be displayed or when a vehicle or its load exceeds 9 feet in width, 75 feet in length, or has 3’ front or 4’ rear overhang.
More than one oversize object may be transported on one vehicle, if it doesn’t result in another
dimension that exceeds legal limits.
|Single Axle||20,000 lbs|
|Tandem Group||34,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||42,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight||80,000 lbs.|
|Length - Semi-Trailer||53'*|
|Overhang||3' Front | 4' Rear|
*If greater than 48' the distance from kingpin to center of rear axle group cannot exceed 43'
|Single Axle||20,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||40,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||60,000 lbs.|
|Quad Group||72,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight - 5 Axles||92,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight - 6 Axles||112,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight - 7 Axles||132,000 Lbs. (2 Tridems), 124,000 Lbs. (1 Tandem & 1 Quad)|
|Gross Weight - 8 Axles||144,000 lbs.|
|Width Over 15' at bottom of load or 16' at top of load||2 (Front & Rear) on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on Divided Highways|
|Length Over 110'-150'||2 (Front & Rear) on 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear on Divided Highways|
|Length Over 150'||2 (Front & Rear) On All Highways|
|Height 16' and Over||1 Height pole suggested/not required|