Do You Need a Pennsylvania Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

400 North St. 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Permit Office


717-787-4680 and 717-787-5367

External Website

Permit Validity

7 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Movement will be restricted during unfavorable weather or road conditions (snow, ice, driving rain, fog) or other atmospheric conditions which restrict visibility to less than 1,000′ or winds sufficient to cause the wheels of the semi to deflect more than 6″.

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Except during holidays, permitted loads are allowed in urbanized areas only during:

  • The hours of 3:00 AM and 7:30 AM
  • The hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • The hours of 7:00 PM and sunset

In the areas through Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill, or Liberty Tunnels in Allegheny County travel on permitted during the hours of 9:00 AM and 4: PM

Weekend Travel

Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset on the weekends.

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations


Sunrise to Sunset


“Oversize Load” signs are required for any oversize load.


Dozers with blades that exceed 12′ in width, but no wider than 15′, may be hauled if a traffic
protector guide rail device is securely fastened to the dozer. A detached bucket or blade cannot
be hauled on an overweight load.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 27,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 52,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 63,000 lbs.
Quad Group 72,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 201,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Length 160'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 13’ 1
Height Over 14’6” 1 Front W/ Height Pole
Length Over 90’ 1
Overhang Over 15’ 1
3:00 AM to Sunrise in Urbanized Areas 1 Front & 1 Rear on 2-Lane Highways & 4-Lane Highways

Additional escort may be required when crossing bridges due to size and/or weight.

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