Rhode Island

Do You Need a Rhode Island Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

600 New London Ave., Cranston, RI 02920

Permit Office

MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 A.M - 3:30 PM


External Website

Permit Validity

7 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions or visibility makes traveling hazardous.

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Victory Day (second Monday in August), Labor Day, Columbus day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  If a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is also restricted as a holiday and if a holiday falls on a Saturday the previous Friday is restricted as a holiday after noon.  If a holiday falls during the week, travel is allowed up to 12:00 noon on the day before the holiday.

Operating Time

Half an hour before sunrise to Half an hour after sunset.

For single trip permits: Monday through Sunday during daylight hours excluding 7:00–9:00am and 3:00–7:00pm.

No nighttime travel is authorized except for vehicles which are overweight only and are capable of traveling with the traffic flow on a case-by-case basis.

For mobile or modular homes over 12'0" wide, for construction equipment over 13'0" wide and for cranes the allowable time periods for travel are between sunrise and 7:00am and between 9:00am and 3:30pm on all of I-195 and on I-95 from the Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line to state Route 37.

Weekend Travel

No travel allowed Saturday & Sunday.

Transportation Requirements


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

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for all oversize transports.


18” red or orange flags required for the corners and widest points of any over-wide load and at the end of any overhang over 4’.


As long as the blade or bucket doesn’t create the oversize / overweight, can be hauled together.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Axle Weights Determined By Spacing, Weight, And Routing
Gross Weight 201,000 lbs.
Width Determined By DOT
Height Determined By DOT
Length Determined By DOT

The department makes decisions on every vehicle that exceeds the legal limit.

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 12’-13'4" 1 Front On Undivided Highways | 1 Rear On Divided Highways
Width Over 13’4” 2 (Front & Rear)
Length 80’-90’ 1 Front On Undivided Highways | 1 Rear On Divided Highways
Length Over 90’ 2 (Front & Rear)
Overhang Over 15’ 1 Rear

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Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

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Call (888) 963-0830

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST