Types Of Heavy Haul Permits You Need To Have When Hauling Large Loads

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Henceforth, heavy hail permits for single trip movements are providing few restrictions for heavy haulers.

Some of the restrictions include:

  • Prohibition for over dimension permit movement on Memorial Day, Independence Day, New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day, as well as on Thanksgiving Day;
  • As well there is prohibition for over dimensional transportation after noon on the day that is preceding a holiday- or a holiday weekend;
  • Heavy Hauling is prohibited on Sunday;

Heavy Haul Permits for Round Trips

Yet, heavy haul permits for round trips are somehow stricter than heavy haul permits for single trip movements. That is so mainly because heavy haul permits for round trips require the same vehicle to be utilized in the transportation, as well the same type of object shall be moved in both directions.

Moreover, unlike heavy haul permits for single trip movements, the heavy haul permits for round trips are valid for 10 working days. Also, these type of heavy haul permits are valid only for one round trip move.

Heavy Haul Permits for Limited Continuous Operation

On the other hand we have heavy haul permits for limited continuous operation. These types of permits are available only for a period of three months or a year.

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Thereupon, this type of heavy haul permits is regulated by the State Highways and the Department of Transportation DOT. Later on, the trucking company that is going to get heavy haul permits for limited continuous operation shall not move on other roads than on State routes that are specially approved for loads that are not exceeding the practical maximum weight.

Further, heavy haul permits for limited continuous operation can apply to the movement of a specific vehicle, a vehicle or combination as well as to a piece of construction equipment.

Heavy Haul Permits for Repeated Moves Directly Across a Highway

Yet, one of the most commonly used permits by trucking companies specializing in heavy load transportation are heavy haul permits for repeated moves directly across a highway.

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This heavy haul permit has few distinguishing features:

  • The moves should be repetitive;
  • The transportation process should be performed directly through the State-maintained highway;
  • As well, the transportation process should be performed in the course of construction, industrial as well as testing activity;

Thereupon, this type of heavy haul permits are being issued for a period that is not exceeding half a year.


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Heavy Haul Supplemental Permits

The Permit Office is as well issuing heavy haul supplemental permits. So, the original heavy haul permit is accompanied with:

  • Extensions;
  • Revisions;
  • Corrections;

This type of heavy haul permit can be issued in both electronic and written form.

FMSCA Requires Every Trucking Company That Is Involved In Interstate Transportation To Be Registered

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA is engaged in the monitoring process of transportation as well as motor carrier safety at the same time. Thereupon, newly formed trucking companies should be informed that FMCSA requires every trucking company that is involved in Interstate Transportation to be registered.

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So, FMCSA has this requirement because that way the safety as well as the commercial regulation can be easily enhanced. In addition, the safety requirements do suggest trucking companies to apply for and to obtain a USDOT number.

Moreover, when a trucking company wants to start the registration process it should define the type of their company:

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Well, what the FMCSA Registration process includes? FMCSA Registration process includes the following few steps:

  1. Determining FMCSA Requirements;
  2. USDOT Number Permit Registration;
  3. MC Number- Operating Authority;

Hence, trucking companies can perform the registration process as well as the application for USDOT number and authority online via the Unified Registration System.

To Obtain a USDOT Number

As I mentioned before, it is mandatory for trucking companies operating in Interstate Transportation to be registered in FMCSA and to obtain a USDOT number. But, what in fact is USDOT number, and how can trucking companies obtain it?

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Well, the trucking companies that have a fleet operating commercial vehicles should have a USDOT number because it is serving as a unique identifier. The USDOT number is actually helping trucking companies in the process of collecting and monitoring company’s safety information. These safety information can be acquired with:

  • Compliance reviews;
  • Crash investigations;
  • With audits;
  • As well as though inspections;
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The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections. Click the button below to access our interactive tool that will determine if you need a US DOT number:

In addition you can see which the vehicles that have to obtain a USDOT number are:

  • Trucks that are transporting hazardous materials and need a safety permit in intrastate commerce;
  • Vehicles that are involved in Interstate commerce, including transportation in the U.S., traffic, as well as trade, and so on….

Some States Require State DOT Number

Trucking companies that are operating all across the USA should be very careful in regards of the federal regulations. In addition, besides following the federal regulations some trucking companies are as well required to obtain a USDOT number.

So, in regards of that, here in the table you can see which the states that do require a State DOT Number are:

Alabama Connecticut Kansas Minnesota Nebraska Pennsylvania
Alaska Florida Kentucky Missouri North Carolina South Carolina
Arizona Georgia Maine Montana Ohio Texas
California Indiana Maryland New Jersey Oklahoma Utah
Colorado Iowa Michigan New York Oregon Washington


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Over Weight Permits

Previously in the article you had the chance to read more about the different types of heavy haul permits. As you saw heavy haul permits do differ in a manner of validation, types of large loads that are being hauled as well as of the states that are being transported in.



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