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Code 23 Heavy construction equipment permit (30 DAYS PERMIT) Code 23 Special Oversize Trailer Permit (Valid for the life of the trailer) Trailer registrations for Code 23 overweight/overdimensional trailers are available at any local motor vehicle agency. You must register your trailer before applying for a permit to operate.
How to register an overdimensional trailer:
Visit any local motor vehicle agency Complete a registration application, available at the agency Provide a copy or original Certificate of Liability Insurance; description of operations must include Code 23 trailer Pay $209.50 registration fee Annual Permit: Ocean borne Containers — Overweight permits are valid for sealed containers of the type commonly used for the conveyance of freight transported in international ocean-going commerce, bearing the seal of the United States Custom Service, the seal of another governmental agency, or seal of the shipper, where the per-axle weight limitation does not exceed 38,000 lbs. for one tandem axle unit or 56,400 pounds for any tri-axle trailer configuration only in a tractor/semitrailer combination. These vehicles must follow other axle limitations in N.J.S.A. 39:3-84 and the maximum tire load limit in N.J.A.C. 13:18as well as comply with the Federal Bridge Formula.
An annual permit is issued for these vehicles up to 90,000 pounds. At a cost of $100, the permit may be used for multiple trips by the company of invoice.
Single Trip OW permit:
$10 Base Fee + any excess weight fees + Transaction/Service charges
Single Trip OD permit:
$10 Base Fee + any excess dimensional fees + Transaction/Service charges
Single Trip OD & OW permit:
$20 Base Fee + any excess weight and dimensional fees + Transaction/Service charges Single Trip Permit
Excess weight fees (as defined in Title 39:3-84):
$5.00 per ton (or fraction thereof) over 80,000 pounds GVW.
$5.00 per ton (or fraction thereof) over the following legal axle weights:
22,400 lbs. on a single axle 34,000 lbs. on a tandem axle NOTE: 5% leeway is given on axle weights.
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Single Trip Permit Excess dimensional fees (as defined in Title 39:3-84):
$1.00 per foot (or fraction thereof) in excess of 14 feet in width $1.00 per foot (or fraction thereof) in excess of various lengths:
Trips with a House related load -- Overall Length - 70 feet Trips with a Non-House related load -- Overall Length - 63 feet
Code 23 permits:
Fees paid as part of Registration. No base fees or excess weight/dimensional fees applied. Only a transaction fee of $12 plus the service charge of 5% of total permit fee. ($12.60) Annual Ocean Borne Container Permits $100 base fee + Transaction/Service charges (described below) For movement of containers statewide with a max GVW of 90,000 lbs. and within the following legal axle
Max 38,000 lbs. on any one tandem axle trailer (34,000 lbs. on second tandem) Max 56,400 lbs. on a tri-axle trailer
All permits will be assessed a transaction fee of $12.00 plus a service charge of 5% of the total permit fee for each permit. Total permit fee includes the base permit fee, plus any excess oversize fees, plus any excess overweight fees, plus the transaction fees.
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling — Oversize load signs must have black letters 10" high on a yellow background. The sign must have dimensions of at least 6' x 1', and must be displayed on all oversize vehicles.
Red flags 18" square must be placed on all four corners and all extremities of the load, and are required on all oversize vehicles.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel — (a) One escort vehicle shall be required when the width, including load, exceeds 14 feet and/or when the length exceeds 100 feet.
(b) Two escort vehicles shall be required when the width, including load, exceeds 16 feet and/or when the length exceeds 120 feet.
(c) Pursuant to the provisions of (a) and (b) above, one additional escort vehicle shall be required when an oversize vehicle or combination of vehicles has been granted a waiver, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:18-1.11(e), and is traveling during the nighttime hours of sunset to sunrise.
(d) When the height, including load, exceeds 14 feet, the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-28 will apply.
(e) When one escort vehicle is required, it shall precede the escorted vehicles on highways having less than four traffic lanes and shall follow the escorted vehicles on highways having four or more traffic lanes.
(f) When two escort vehicles are required, one shall precede the escorted vehicles and one shall follow the escorted vehicles.
(g) When three escort vehicles are required, one shall precede the escorted vehicles, one shall follow the escorted vehicles and one shall travel in the adjacent lane alongside the escorted vehicles on all highways having three or more lanes. When three or more highway lanes are not available, the third escort vehicle shall also follow the escorted vehicles.
(h) The preceding escort vehicle shall maintain a distance of from 200 feet minimum to 500 feet maximum from the lead vehicle of the escorted combination of vehicles.
(i) The following escort vehicle shall maintain a distance of from 100 feet minimum to 250 feet maximum from the rearmost vehicle of the escorted combination of vehicles.
FINES Overdimension Only: $150 – $500.
Overweight Fines: 2 cents per pound up to 10,000 lbs. overweight; 3 cents per pound over 10,000 lbs.
The minimum fine is $50.
Fines are assessed from the permit weight. Operators may be fined for both axle and weight violations.
Drivers are permitted a reasonable amount of time to shift load to avoid an over axle citation, but can still be fined after such time elapses.
RESTRICTED TRAVELReview NJDOT for restricted travel on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
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PERMIT ORDERINGNJDOT has implemented a new online permitting system, called SUPERLOAD that is accessible via the internet 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at “nj.gotpermits.com”.
Please visit this website for information on how to obtain a Logon ID/Password and use the site.
For Login inquiries concerning Logons and the new SUPERLOAD web site, please call 609.530.6089 between 8:30 and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. You may also send your inquiries via e-mail to “email@example.com”.
SPECIAL NOTESPending Changes – NJ.GotPermits is currently in the process of implementing several adminstrative enhancements to our Superload website. These enhancements will be implemented in early 2015 and will
New auto login process whereby carriers and permit service companies can set up their own accounts and passwords.
New Login and Password retrieval process when username/password is forgotten.
Insurance Verification will now ask for Insurance Company name, Policy # and expiration date.
System will check to ensure insurance is still valid when applying for permits.
SWT*** prefix will no longer be valid for Code 23 permits. Applicant will be asked to put in actual Code 23 trailer plate number and the system will verify that the trailer is registered with MVC under Code 23.
Applicants will be given the option to enter in up to 12 different trailer plate numbers with the same number of axles and axle configuration--for use when the actual trailer to be used for the permit is unknown at the time of application.
Future Changes New emergency permit types will be added to cover loads transported under emergency conditions.
The NJDOT is working on updating the state highway network that is used in our OS/OW permitting system.
The network will be finer grained and have more links, which will allow for more effective and detailed trip routing.
Inclusion of county routes into the OS/OW permitting network will follow in Phase 2 of the rodway network enhancement work.
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is pleased to publish this Oversize/ Overweight Permit Manual.
Each state analysis includes information in a standardized format: contact, legal limits, special permit limits, general restrictions, types of permits available, fees, escort needs, fines, and restricted travel areas. Telephone numbers, locations, and hours of operation are listed for ports of entry and permit branches. However, readers are always advised to check with the state offices on current laws and procedures. This project could not have been completed without the advice and consultation of many state officials. We thank all of those who provided permit manuals, maps, laws, regulations, and various other forms of documentation.
Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of overdimensional and overweight loads. This Permit Manual is not intended to be an accurate summary of all the applicable laws and regulations. Users of the Permit Manual should confirm the information contained herein before dispatching vehicles and loads. The SC&RA cautions Permit Manual users that state laws and regulations are subject to change without notice, and that some time elapses between the effective date of such changes and the amendment of the Permit Manual to reflect those changes. The SC&RA assumes no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or claim, penalties or any other damage resulting from reliance on the contents of this Permit Manual.
A route survey is required for any vehicle or load that meets or exceeds any of the following dimensions:
15’6” high Any load exceeding18’0” high (In addition to a route survey, a letter of release from all utility companies throughout requested route. (Please note shipper is not allowed to move any overhead lines without authority in writing from the utility companies.) 20’0” wide **Route survey must list traffic lane(s) that survey was conducted in. If the load is over height, the route survey must state at what height the survey was conducted. The survey must also state how all bridges, traffic control lights and utility lines were cleared. If counter flow is required, contact names and telephone numbers must be listed for the local law enforcement agency required for traffic control. ***Police dispatch is not considered a point of contact for a Law Enforcement agency. Effective May 12, 2010.
Route surveys valid for 10 business days only.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for three days. Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday. No travel is permitted on Sundays or major holidays. Overweight only permits may have continuous movement. Sunday movement granted on a case by case basis and will only be allowed on fourNM-2 05/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual lane divided highways. Sunday movement may not exceed 12’ in width, 14’ high and no more than 90’ long.
Non-daylight movement granted for vehicles not exceeding 12' in width, 14' high, no more than 90' long.
Non-daylight movement will be required escorts and must be on four-lane divided highways.
Insurance — Certificate of insurance must be on file before permit can be ordered; proof of insurance coverage of at least $50,000/$100,000/ $25,000.
Certificate of liability insurance must meet New Mexico requirements (220.127.116.11 NMAC) Weekend/Night Travel – Movement after sunset or before sunrise on weekdays and Saturdays, or movement at any time on Sundays or on legal holidays shall not be permitted, unless all guidelines in accordance with 18.104.22.168 NMAC are being met. When considering whether a move can be permitted
during non-daylight hours, or on Sundays or legal holidays, the department will consider the following:
A. the size and/or weight of the vehicle or load to be permitted;
B. the route to be traveled;
C. the safety to the overall motoring public;
D. advice of the state highway and transportation department officials or law enforcement officials concerning various aspects of the move; and E. any other consequence of allowing or not allowing the move during such times.
Holiday – A. Unless expressly specified on the special permit, movement is prohibited on the following legal
(1) New Year's day;
(2) Memorial day;
(3) Independence day;
(4) Labor day;
(5) Thanksgiving day; and (6) Christmas day.
B. The department may designate other holidays on which movement will also be prohibited. When any of these holidays falls on or is observed on a day other than a Monday or Saturday, movement restrictions shall run from sunset of the day preceding such holiday to sunrise of the day following such holiday. When the holiday falls on or is observed on a Monday, movement is prohibited after sunset of the preceding Saturday until sunrise on the following Tuesday unless otherwise permitted in writing by the department or unless otherwise specified on the special permit. When the holiday falls on or is observed on a Saturday, movement is prohibited after sunset of the preceding Friday until sunrise on the following Monday unless otherwise permitted in writing by the department or unless otherwise specified on the special permit.
Inclement Weather – Special permits may restrict movement during inclement weather to direct movement to the nearest point of safety. Continuous movement is prohibited during inclement weather, “inclement weather” means a natural occurrence which will create dangerous driving conditions and includes
any of the following:
(3) fog, rain, dust or other weather condition which limits visibility to less than 1000 feet (approximately 2/10 mile); or (4) any weather condition which is determined by the department, the state highway and transportation department, the state police, or other law enforcement official to create a safety hazard.
Permit Information Required — Tractor and trailer information; DOT number; load description; gross weight; axle weights; overall dimensions; origin and destination; routes to be traveled; effective dates.
A route survey is required for any vehicle or load that meets or exceeds any of the following dimensions:
15’6” high Any load exceeding18’0” high (In addition to a route survey, a letter of release from all utility companies throughout requested route. (Please note shipper is not allowed to move any overhead lines without authority in writing from the utility companies.) 20’0” wide **Route survey must list traffic lane(s) that survey was conducted in. If the load is over height, the route survey must state at what height the survey was conducted. The survey must also state how all bridges, traffic control lights and utility lines were cleared. If counter flow is required, contact names and telephone numbers must be listed for the local law enforcement agency required for traffic control. ***Police dispatch is not considered a point of contact for a Law Enforcement agency.
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