When driving through the state of Oregon, you might notice that it’s quiet—eerily quiet. Oregon has more ghost towns (more than 80) than any other state. But even ghost towns require you to carry a permit if you’re transporting an oversized load. If you need help securing an Oregon oversize permit, we’ve got you covered.
The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck permits, working directly with state and local agencies on your behalf. Below is everything you need to know about moving oversized loads through Oregon and how to obtain a permit.
1. How long are oversize permits valid for in Oregon?
2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in Oregon?
The legal limits in Oregon are as follows:
- Gross Weight: 80,000 lbs. on all roads (federal bridge formula applies)
- Width: 8’6” on all roads
- Height: 14’ 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, 68’ for twins/doubles on designated roads and 60’ for twins/doubles (both trailers) on all other roads, 75’ for autotransporters; rocky mountain doubles and turnpike doubles are not allowed. Triples can be 105’ (overall length) on designated highways, but trailers are not to exceed 40’ in length.
- There are multiple overhang rules, so please contact us for overhang details about your specific load.
3. What are the permit limits for loads in Oregon?
The routine-issue permit limits in Oregon are as follows:
- Single: 21,500 lbs.
- Tandem: 43,000 lbs.
- Tridum & Quad: Depends on spacing
- Trunnion: 60,000 lbs.
- Gross Weight (depends on outerbridge axle configuration and routes):
- 5 axles: 98,000 lbs.
- 6 axles: 120,500 lbs.
- 7 axles: 142,000 lbs.
- 8 axles: 150,000 lbs.
- Length: 150’ (with jeeps and boosters)
- Width: 16’ on interstates and 14’ on two lane roads
- Height: 17’ based on clearance
- For loads over 80,000 lbs., you must be registered to haul
4. Is continuous travel allowed for oversize permits in Oregon?
Travel is permitted 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, 7 days a week. Between Memorial and Labor Day, weekend travel is restricted to before 12pm on Saturday (no Sunday travel).
Travel is prohibited on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day.
5. When are escorts needed in Oregon?
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,
6. What is a superload in Oregon?
In Oregon, loads over 16’ wide, over 17’ high or larger than 150,000 lbs. are considered superloads. When applying for a superload in Oregon, applicants must include axle spacings, number of axles, axle weights, actual gross weight and description of the vehicle (height, width, length, weight). Drawings are not required but are helpful.
If you have any questions about permitting in Oregon 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.