State Police : (334) 242-4395
OD Permits : (800) 499-2782
Road Conditions : Live Map
2017 Sunrise/Sunset chart
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000
Operating time : Daylight only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday.No travel on major holidays and Holiday weekends.
Weights : 5 axles – 110,000, 6 axles – 122,000, 7 axles – 142,000
Steer – 14,000, Single – 22,000, Tandem – 44,000, Tri-Axle – 66,000
Loads exceeding these dimensions, over 120,000 on Interstate or 90,000- off Interstate are Super Loads.
Size : Length 165' (maximum overhang 20'), Width: 16' (over 16' cannot use Interstate), Height: 15’5?
Escorts : With legal trailer length over 85' – 1 escort, over 105' – 2 escorts
Overhang over 5' rear overhang – 1 escort.
Width over 12' – 2 escorts.
Height over 15’5?* – 1 escort *(may be needed at lower heights on some routes)
Bucket or Blade Rule has been changed in 2015 refer to your permit or call the number above for OD Permits , escort is not required on most routs if under 12'.
Signs : “Oversize Load” signs front and rear of any over width or over length vehicle. Flags must be placed at front and rear corners of any over dimensional load or vehicle. Over 4' rear overhang requires lights at night. (Over 5' needs permit, and can’t run at night). There are no sign or flag requirements for over height only or overweight only loads.
General : Alabama oversize permits are valid for five consecutive days. Must have permit prior to entering state.Bulldozers, front end loaders and similar equipment shall be loaded with the blade to the rear any time the blade protrudes beyond the transporting vehicle.
Overweight bulldozer and blade must be attached, or else hauled on separate loads if blade is detached.
60' Structural steel is exempt from permits and escorts.