State Police : (608) 266-3212
OD Permits : (608) 266-7320
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000
Operating time : Loads not exceeding 12' wide, 13'6" high or 150' long may run 24/7, except between 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, and between 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. between the fourth Sunday in May and Labor Day. Greater than these dimensions may not run during hours of darkness, not from Noon on Saturday until sunrise on Monday, and not between 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. between the fourth Sunday in May and Labor Day. Overweight only can travel 24/7, including weekends and holidays, unless otherwise stated on the permit.
Travel is restricted on major holidays and holiday weekends, with some variations according to size.
Weights : Single – 20,000 (with 4 tires) Tandem – 65,000 Tri Axle – 81,000 Loads exceeding 150,000 pounds are considered as Super Loads.
Size : Width: 16',Height: Depends on routes,Length: No set limit.Loads exceeding 16' are considered as Super Loads.
SEASONAL LOAD (WEIGHT) RESTRICTIONS: Spring thaw overweight restrictions usually go into effect on "Class 2 Roads" from approximately early March until mid-May. Interstates and US Highways are normally not restricted. The start date varies from year to year.
Escorts :Width: Over 15' – 1 escort,Height: Usually not required, depends on routes,Length: Usually not required.
Signs : "Oversize Load" signs required when vehicle/load exceeds 10' wide or is over-length. They must be lit up to run at night. Flags (18" square) are required at front and rear corners of over-width loads, and at the widest point of any load which is more than 4" wider than the vehicle or the front or rear corners of the load. When over-length, a single flag shall be fastened at the extreme rear of the load if the over-length or projecting portion is 2' wide or less, or 2 flags if over 2' wide. Lighting rules for night moves are specified in the Wisconsin Permit General Provisions (MV2605) sheet.
General :Permits valid for fourteen consecutive days. Must have permit prior to entering the state. Farm equipment delivered to a Wisconsin destination and not using any Interstate routes, does not need a permit, but can only run on Monday through Thursday and up to 2:00 PM on Friday.