Do You Need An Ohio Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

1610 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223

Permit Office




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  • Need OS-32 form on file with Ohio. Must be filled out directly by the insurance agent and submitted directly by the agent with a cover page. It cannot pass through any third party hands.

Permit Validity

5 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Oversize transports restricted on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Prohibitions begin at noon the day preceding and continue until one-half hour before sunrise the day following the holiday or holiday weekend, with the exception of Good Friday, when the prohibition is Sunrise on Good Friday to Sunrise the following Monday.

Movement of all vehicles/loads in excess of 12’ in width shall be prohibited within Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Geauga, Hamilton, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Montgomery, Pickaway, Stark, Summit, Union, Warren and Wood Counties between the hours of 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM

Movement of all vehicles/loads in excess of 12’ in width shall be prohibited during the following travel times: Saturday from 3 PM until ½ hour before sunrise on the following Sunday. Sunday from 3 PM until ½ hours before sunrise on the following Monday. Friday from 3 PM until ½ hours before sunrise on the following Saturday (April 1 through November 30).

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunrise. Overweight only transport may travel continuously.

Weekend Travel

Travel is permitted Saturday and Sunday unless over 12’ wide.  See Restricted Travel.

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any overlength load or for any load over 10’ wide or 14’6” high.


18” red or orange flags required at the four corners and widest point of any oversize load or at the end of any overhang over 4’.
Clearance and side marker lights required at the extremities of an oversize load if authorized moving at night.


Dozer with a blade over 12′ wide is restricted to within a 25 mile radius of the point of origin
unless a traffic protector device is used. Without a protector, the blade must be removed and
hauled separately. Blades over 14′ wide not permitted to move unless a traffic protector is used,
or blade must be removed and hauled separately.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 29,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 36,000 lbs. Short Tandem | 50,000 lbs. Long Tandem*
Tridem Group 47,000 lbs. Short Tridem | 60,000 lbs. Long Tridem*
Quad Group 60,000 lbs. Short Quad | 80,000 lbs. Long Quad*
Gross Weight 120,000 lbs.
Width 14'
Height Must Clear Clearances On Route By At Least 4”
Length Unlimited

* An axle group is number of axles with in a 16’ bridge. An axle group is “short” if any two axles within the bridge are within 4’ of each other. An axle group is “long” if all the axles are spaced at least 4’1” from each other.

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 13’ 1 Front On 2-Lane Highways | 1 Rear On 4-Lane Highways
Width Over 14’6” 2 (Front & Rear)
Width Over 16’ 2 (Front & Rear) + Police
Height Over 14’6” 1 Front W/ High Pole
Height Over 14’10” 2 (Front & Rear)
Length Over 90' 1 Rear
If Transport Meets More Than One Of The Above Conditions 2 (Front & Rear)

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