West Virginia

Do You Need a West Virginia Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305

Permit Office




External Website

Insurance Mailing Address

DOH Building 5 Room A-356
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305
  • When permitting mobile homes an Acord 25 Form, showing automobile liability policy, with WV DOT as the certificate holder (address below).

Permit Validity

5 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

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

Event Restrictions-No Overdimensional travel between sunrise of the first date until sunset of the last date.

  • West Virginia University football games-No travel in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison and Preston Counties on the day of home games.
  • Pioneer Days Festival-No travel in Marlinton (Pocahontas County)
  • State Fair-No travel on US219 from I64 to Ronceverte (Greenbrier County)
  • Treasure Mountain Festival-No travel in Franklin (Pendleton County)
  • Forest Festival-No travel in Elkins (Randolph County)
  • Bridge Day-No travel on US 19 between US 60 and Oak Hill (Fayette County)

Other Restrictions

  • School Bus Hours-No travel allowed Monday through Friday on two lane highways for escorted vehicles from 7 AM to 9 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM during the school year.

Charleston Area-No travel allowed for escorted vehicles from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM during daylight savings time. During Eastern Standard Time, travel is allowed only from 9 AM to 4 PM. Charleston area includes I64 between Exit 39 and Exit 85, I77 between Exit 106 and Exit 85, US119 from Ruth to I64, and all other routes within 5 miles of the Charleston City Limits.

Operating Time

Sunrise to sunset. Transports up to 110,000 lbs., but not oversize, may travel 24/7.

Weekend Travel

Weekend travel, when allowed, is given upon request.

Transportation Requirements


Anything over routine issue dimensions requires special approval from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any load requiring an Escort.


18” red or orange flags required at the four corners of all oversize loads.


Maximum width for a blade or bucket is 12 feet. Blade has to be detached and hauled on a
separate trailer if the gross dozer plus blade weight is over 80,000 pounds.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 28,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 45,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 50,000 lbs.
Quad Group 55,000 lbs.
Gross Weight 120,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Height No Set Maximum*
Length No Set Maximum*
Overhang 15' Front | 30' Rear

*Dependent on load clearance of route to be taken.

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width 10’6”-12’ 1 Front On 2-Lane Highways
Width 12’1”-14’ 1 Rear On 4-Lane Highways | 2 (Front & Rear) On 2-Lane Highways
Width 14’1”-15’ 2 (Front & Rear)
Width 15’1”-16’ 3 (2 Front, 1 Rear) On 2-Lane Highways | 3 (1 Front, 2 Rear) On 4-Lane Highways
Height Over 15’ 1 Front W/ High Pole
Length 75’-95’ 1 Rear On 2-Lane Highways
Length 95’1”-100’ 1 Rear On 4-Lane Highways | 2 (Front & Rear) On 2-Lane Highways
Length 100’1” 2 (Front & Rear)
Overhang Over 10’ 1 Front or Rear depending on the overhang

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