State Police : (802) 241-5000
OD Permits : (802) 828-2064
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000
Operating time :One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. No weekend travel for loads over 10’ 6” wide, 100’ in length or 108,000 pounds gross. Movement may be restricted on Friday afternoons between July 1st and Labor Day. Overweight only and capable of traveling with the traffic flow are not restricted to daylight travel.
Permits for loads not originating or delivering in Vermont are only issued if travel through Vermont is the most direct route. Vermont tries not to permit loads not originating or ending in Vermont. Unless otherwise posted, speeds are not to exceed 45 miles per hour on state highways for loads exceeding 90,000 pounds or 10 feet in width, over-height, or over 75’ long. No travel on Holidays for loads over 10’ 6” wide, 100’ in length or 108,000 pounds gross .
Weights :“Department decides on case-by-case basis.” Loads exceeding 150,000 pounds gross weight are treated as super loads and require an engineering review for state highways. This can take up to 10 working days. The cost for an engineering review are: $800 for loads under 150,000 pounds gross, $2000 for loads from 150,001 to 200,000 pounds gross, and even higher for heavier loads.
Size :Width: 15 Height: 13'11" Length: 100' Overhang: Not to exceed one-third the length of the load.Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as super loads and require an engineering review for state highways.
Escorts :Width: At 12' or greater – 1 escort Height: Usually not required (over 14' height is very restricted) Length: At 80' or greater – 1 escort Overhang: At 15' or greater – 1 escort Note: A second escort may be required at state’s discretion.
Signs :"Oversize Load" sign required on front of an oversize vehicle and on the rear of the vehicle or load, for any O/D move. Mount flags (at least 18" square) on corners and extremities of over-width and over-length loads or vehicles. For over-length loads or rear overhang which exceeds 4 feet, one flag shall be displayed at the end of the overhang if less than 2 feet wide, and two flags if the overhang is 2 feet wide or greater. Loads at and over 12 feet wide or 80 feet overall length require a flashing amber light on the towing vehicle. Signs are not required for movements that are overweight only.
General :Permits valid for seven travel days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.