Do You Need a Mississippi Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

PO Box 1850, Jackson, MS 39215

Permit Office




External Website

Insurance Mailing Address

MDOT PO BOX 1850 Jackson, MS 39215
  • Needs insurance certificate made out to: MDOT PO BOX 1850 Jackson, MS 39215
  • Need 6 digit customer ID # which must be obtained by customer once insurance is filed.

Permit Validity

3 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Oversize loads are not allowed to travel during inclement weather.

Transports exceeding 12’ in width may not travel in the major urban areas of Jackson, Memphis/Southaven, and the Gulf Coast (excluding I-10) from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM and from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on weekdays.

Travel not allowed during the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Travel stops at 12:00 noon on the previous day.

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset for widths over 12’, 24 hour movement allowed for loads not exceeding 12' Wide, 13'6" High, 99' Long, 150,000 lbs, 4' Rear Overhang.

Weekend Travel

Movement is allowed on Saturday, but not Sunday.

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
4/30 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for loads exceeding 12’ wide.


18” red flags required at the four corners of loads with widths from 10’-12’. Flags
Flashing amber lights required at the rear corners of loads exceeding 13’ in width and if at all over width at night.


Overweight dozer and blade must be attached, or else hauled on separate loads if blade is

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 22,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - 5 Axles 44,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - 6 or More Axles 47,500 lbs.
Tridem Group 60,000 lbs.
Quad Group 76,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 100,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 6 Axles 120,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 190,000 lbs.
Width 20'
Height 17'
Length 120'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 10'-12' at Night 1 Front On 2 Lane Roads, 1 Rear On Divided Highways
Width Over 13' 1 Front On 2 Lane Roads, 1 Rear On Divided Highways
Width 16'1" 1 Front & 1 Rear
Length 99'-105' 1 Front On 2 Lane Roads, 1 Rear On Divided Highways
Overhang Over 15' 1 Front or Rear*

* Forest products may have a 28’ overhang, but only daylight movement is allowed.

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