North Carolina

Do You Need a North Carolina Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

750 N. Greenfield Parkway, Garner, NC 27529

Permit Office




External Website

Permit Validity

10 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

If larger than legal dimensions or over 112,000 lbs., cannot travel on the following holidays from noon on the weekday before the holiday until noon on the weekday after the holiday: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

No move shall be made when weather conditions render visibility less than 500’ for a person or vehicle.  Moves shall not be made when highway is covered with snow or ice or at any time travel conditions are considered unsafe by the Division of Highways, State Highway Patrol, or Other Law Enforcement Officers having jurisdiction.

Operating Time

Sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday

Weekend Travel

16’ Mobile/Manufactured Home Monday through Saturday – 9am to 2:30pm

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
3/30 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements


Anything over Routine Limit dimensions require special approval from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any load over 10’1” wide.


18” red or orange flags required at the widest points of any overwide load.
Amber flashing lights are required for front or rear overhang if approved for 24/7 travel


Blades and buckets which cannot be angled to not exceed 14 feet in width must be removed. A
blade or bucket, if it is part of the original equipment being hauled, may be detached and hauled
with the equipment without being considered a divisible load.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Steer 20,000 lbs.
Single Axle 25,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 50,000 lbs.
Quad Group 68,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 94,500 lbs., 112,000 lbs. On 51’ Wheelbase
Gross Weight - 6 Axles 108,000 lbs., 120,000 lbs. On 51’ Wheelbase
Gross Weight - 7 Axles 122,000 lbs., 132,000 lbs. On 51’ Wheelbase
Gross Weight 132,000 lbs.
Width 15', 16’ Mobile Homes
Height Must Clear Overhangs On Route
Length No Set Limit, 105’ Mobile Homes
Rear Overhang 14'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 12'-14' 1 Front On 2-Lane Highways, 1 Rear On 4-Lane Highways
Width 14'1"-15' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 100’-150’ On Superloads 1 Rear
Length 110’-150’ 1 Rear
Length Over 150’ 2 (Front & Rear)
Height Over 14’5” 1 Front w/ Height Pole

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