If you’re driving through New York, it’s likely that you’ll spend some time on the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, the longest toll road in the United States, running 641 miles. But before you can haul an oversized load on this famous highway, you’ll need to obtain a New York oversize permit.
If you need assistance obtaining a permit, we at The Permit Company can help. We work directly with state and local agencies on your behalf to take the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck permits. Below you can find everything you need to know about moving oversized loads through New York and how to obtain the necessary permits.
1. How long are oversize permits valid for in New York?
Five travel days.
2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in New York?
The legal limits in New York are as follows:
- Gross Weight: 80,000 lbs. on all roads
- Width: 8’6” on all roads
- Height: 13’6” on all roads
- Length: 40’ for single unit, 53’ for semi-trailer on designated roads, 65’ overall length for semi-trailers on all other roads, 28’6” for twins/doubles on designated roads, 65’ for autotransporters; rocky mountain doubles, turnpike doubles and triples are not allowed.
- Autotransporters are permitted 3’ front overhand and 4’ rear overhang. More than 4’ overhang requires proper flagging.
3. What are the permit limits for loads in New York?
Weight limits for singles, tandems, tridums and quads vary depending on routing and tire sizes, as do gross weigh limits for 5, 6, 7 axle vehicles. Please contact us at (877) 416-1051 for details regarding your specific load.
There are no set limits for length, width, and height. Widths up to 12’ must have 3” clearance, loads over 12’ must have 6’ clearance. Loads 15′ or over may have to provide a bucket truck to raise traffic signals.
4. Is continuous travel allowed for oversize permits in New York?
Travel is permitted 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, Monday through Friday. Night travel in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Orange counties may be requested. For extremely large vehicles, night travel may be required if it is deemed safer.
Travel before noon on Saturday is permitted so long as the vehicle does not exceed 79 ft 11 inches in length. Sunday travel is not permitted. Travel is prohibited on New Year’s Day and restricted on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
5. What types of permits does New York issue?
New York issues trip permits for single round-trip journeys, monthly permits, annual permits, blanket permits and building movement permits.
6. When are escorts needed in New York?
The number of escorts needed depends on the width and length of the load and the specific highway. Get in touch at (877) 416-1051 and we’ll help you determine whether or not you need escorts depending on your load and route.
7. What is a superload in New York?
In New York, any vehicle over 16’ wide, over 16’ high, over 160’ in length or larger than 200,000 lbs. is considered superloads.
8. Are there additional restrictions in New York?
There are timing and route restrictions specific to New York City as well as special rules for Buffalo City and the New York Thruway. Get in touch and we’ll fill you in.
If you have any questions about permitting in New York or would prefer that someone else do the heavy lifting (pun intended), give us a call at (800) 359-9407 or send us an email.