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«Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of ...»

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Hours of movement of any oversize load or vehicle shall be made only during daylight hours, except for the following:

1. With permission of the Wyoming Highway Patrol

2. A single unit as part of a combination exceeding 60 feet in length, properly permitted, signed and lighted provided the overall length does not exceed 100 feet. A single unit alone exceeding 60 feet in length, properly permitted, signed, and lighted provided that single unit does not exceed 75 feet.

3. A load up to 10 feet wide properly permitted and equipped may travel on Interstate Highways only (with allowance given on primary and secondary highways for 5 miles for food, fuel, services or terminal or point of delivery).

4. A vehicle or load responding to an emergency as determined by the Wyoming Highway Patrol will be allowed to operate

after hours providing it is properly permitted, signed, lighted and has escort(s) as follows:

a) Interstate highways, a vehicle or load that exceeds 10 feet in width shall have one escort to the rear.

b) Primary and Secondary highways, a vehicle or load that exceeds 8'6" in width shall have two escorts, one to the front and one to the rear.

Construction equipment, such as bulldozers with blades and rippers attached, or cranes with counterweights

and booms, are not generally considered divisible loads, unless special permit limits are exceeded. (Note:

Will be enforcing the Federal "8 Work Hour" Rule) Beginning January 1, 2007 Attached (pg 1.16) loaded in configurations closely approximating operational configurations.

Divisible load permits are not available.

Insurance — Minimum amounts of coverage are as follows: Form E (Liability) $500,000 Combined Single Limit (CSL); Form H (Cargo) $10,000; and Form MC61E (Mobile Home Cargo) $5,000.

Weekend/Night Travel – Daylight hours only except for the following which must be properly permitted,

signed and lighted:

A single unit as part of a combination exceeding 60’ in length providing overall length does not exceed 100’.

A load up to 10’ wide on Interstate Highways only provided the height is legal and load is properly lighted.

A single unit alone exceeding 60’ in length, provided the total length does not exceed 75’.

Holiday – New Years Day, loads requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset December 30th to ½ hour before sunrise January 3rd. Ports of Entry are closed January 1st.

* Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday, no travel restrictions.

* Presidents Day, no travel restrictions.

Memorial Day, loads requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset May 25th to ½ hour before sunrise May 29th. Ports of Entry are closed on Memorial Day.

Independence Day, loads requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset July 3rd to ½ before sunrise July 5th. Ports of Entry are closed July 4th.

Labor Day, loads requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset August 31st to ½ hour before sunrise September 4th. Ports of Entry are closed on Labor Day.

* Veteran’s Day, No travel restrictions.

Thanksgiving Day, load requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset November 21st to ½ hour before sunrise November 23rd. Ports of Entry are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Day, loads requiring escorts will not be allowed to travel from ½ hour after sunset December 24th to ½ hour before sunrise December 26th. Ports of Entry are closed December 25th.

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* Ports of Entry will have minimum staffing, day shift only, for issuance of oversize and/or overweight permits. Hours are generally 8:00am to 4:00pm. Loads requiring permits must contact the Port of Entry prior to entering the state. On the holidays the Ports of Entry are closed, loads requiring an oversize or overweight permit must have the valid permit in the vehicle. Operating on an authorization number is illegal.

Inclement Weather – Permit Information Required — Tractor and trailer information; load description; overall dimensions;

gross weight; axle weights; axle spacings, tire sizes; origin and destination; routes to be traveled; miles to be traveled.


Owners of commercial vehicles meeting the registration requirements of another jurisdiction and subject to registration in Wyoming and not entitled to exemption from registration or licensing may, as an alternative to registration or proportional registration secure a temporary permit from the department to make a single trip into, within or out of Wyoming for a period of not to exceed 96 hours for a fee of $20 for each single unit operated as a single unit or $40 for each legal combination of units including only one power unit.

In lieu of the fee required for license and taxation of gasoline or diesel fuels the operator may secure a temporary permit from the department to operate in Wyoming for a period of not to exceed 96 hours for a fee of $7.50 for each single unit operated as a single unit or $15 for each legal combination of units including only one power unit.

Fuel and registration trip permits can be obtained at a port of entry upon entry into the state. For additional information, contact the Wyoming Highway Patrol or refer to Title 31 of Wyoming State Statues.

Self-issuing (or Class C Permit) — Must be a Wyoming resident, and vehicle cannot exceed single trip limits or class B limits of 18' in width, 17' in height, 110' in length, or 150,000 lbs. GVW. Above these levels, highway patrol approval is required for oversize; Overweight Loads Office approval is required for overweight.

Class D — extended period permits that authorize multiple movements of vehicles without load, or meeting non-divisible load requirements, that do not exceed 12' in width, 15' in height, 75' single unit length and that are issued for specific vehicles, routes, and time periods.

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FEES Overdimension — Flat fee of $25, plus $.03 per foot or fraction in excess of the following dimensions for

each mile traveled:

Width: 15' Height: 15' Length: 75' (single unit or single unit within combination) Overweight — $.06 per ton or fraction in excess of statutory weights for each mile traveled. Minimum fee $40.

Fees are figured the same for all overweight permits.


Escorts for Width: Escorts shall be required on two lane primary and secondary routes when any portion of the vehicle or load extends to the left of the highway centerline or the movement is 14' or greater in width. Escorts shall be required on interstate and divided highways and four lane roadways with a left turn center lane when the movement is 15' or greater in width. The Wyoming Highway Patrol may require additional escorts depending on load width.

Escorts for Length: On two lane primary and secondary routes, escorts shall be required for movements 110' or more in overall length or for movements that will extend to the left of the centerline at any time during the movement. On interstate and divided highways, escorts for length will be required at the discretion of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Escort for rear overhang: One escort to the rear shall be required for rear overhang of 25' feet or more on all highways.

Escort for Height: Any movement 17'6" or higher will be required an escort vehicle to the front with a height-measuring device on all highways. Escorts for heights less than 17'6" will be at the discretion of the permit issuing authority.

Escorts for Overweight: Any overweight movement with special restrictions imposed by the Bridge Department shall require a rear escort on all highways. An addition escort to the front may be required on primary and secondary highways.

Escort Equipment Requirements The following requirements are the minimum equipment needed for escorting oversize and/or overweight


Escort Vehicles: Escort vehicles shall be licensed, single-motor vehicles. Motorcycles shall not be allowed to serve as escort vehicles.

Flashing Lights: Escort vehicles shall display a lighted, revolving and flashing amber light; an amber strobe light; or a pair of 2-way flashing amber lights mounted on top the vehicle. The lights shall be at least 4 inches in diameter and be clearly visible at least 500 feet from the front and rear of the vehicle.

Signs: Escort vehicles shall display warning signs visible to approaching traffic that read OVERSIZE LOAD.

The signs shall have a yellow background and be at least 60 inches wide by10 inches high, with black letters at least 8 inches high, and painted in 1-inch wide brush strokes. The signs shall be kept clean, shall be fully visible, and shall not cover lights on the vehicle. Signs shall not be displayed except when the vehicle is actually escorting an oversize load.

Flags: Escort vehicles shall conspicuously display red or fluorescent orange flags mounted on a staff at each end of the oversize load sign. Flags shall be at least 12 inches square.

Headlights: Headlights and taillights on escort vehicles shall be lighted and visible during movement.

WY-5 11/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Communications: Escorted vehicles and escort vehicles shall be equipped with 2-way radios capable of transmitting and receiving at all times. Cellular telephones do not meet this requirement.

Warning and Safety Devices. Escort vehicles shall be equipped with emergency triangles, extra oversize load sign(s) and flag(s), and a fire extinguisher with a minimum 5 pound capacity and a BC (flammable liquids and electrical equipment) multi-class rating.

Escort and towing vehicles shall not display oversize load signs or use flashing lights except during an approved, permitted movement of an oversize or overweight load.

FINES Overdimension Only — $110 daytime and $210 nighttime.

Overweight Fines — Does not include $20.00 Court Costs + $10.00 Court Automation Fee, and a $10.00 legal services fee

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The above fine schedule applies to both over-axle and over-gross violations. If the overweight on an axle group does not exceed 2,000 lbs., the operator will be given time to shift the load. The gross weight must be within legal limits, however. Gross weight, inner bridges and axle/axle groups will be checked.

Operators may be fined from either legal weight or permit weight, at the court's discretion.


No set restrictions. However, if an oversize or overweight load travels through a major city or on city streets, the operator must contact the city police for authorization. May need a permit.

Wyoming Chain Law 31-5-956(e) When in effect, this law requires vehicles be equipped with tire chains;

or all-wheel-drive vehicles be equipped with adequate mud and snow or all-weather rated tires. Commercial vehicles must have chains on at least two drive wheels at opposite ends of the same drive axle. Vehicles must not stop in the driving lane to install or remove chains; wherever possible, a safety zone for chain

installation and removal will be designated. Fines have increased: Violation of the travel restrictionViolation resulting in a highway closure - $750.00. To read the full statute, go to:


Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings. Long and low loads may be required to contact the railroad.


*Ports of Entry will have minimum staffing, day shift only, for issuance of oversize and/or overweight permits. Hours will most likely be 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Loads requiring permits must contact the Port of Entry prior to entering the state. Loads requiring oversize and/or overweight permits will not be able to obtain clearance or authorization to enter the state on the days when Ports of Entry are closed.

Operators of oversize and overweight vehicles must call port-of-entry before entering the state. Permits have to be pre-ordered on Holidays to pick up at the ports.

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Following are application procedures for Class W permits.

(i) Individuals and companies requesting these permits shall complete a written application and pay a non-refundable application fee of $100.

(ii) Applications may be obtained by writing or contacting the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Office of Overweight Loads, 5300 Bishop Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, telephone 307-777-4376 or 307-777-4747.

(iii) Though application and permit fees are non-refundable, a vehicle permit shall be transferable to another power unit for $25 if the permitted unit is sold or wrecked.

Online permit application processing is not currently available.

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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.

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Weight: Dependent on number of axles and other factors.

Overall Length Maximum 23 m Overall Width Maximum 2.6 m Overall Height Maximum 4.15 m


Wheelbase Maximum 6.2 m Tandem Axle Spread Minimum 1.2 m/Maximum 1.85 m Semi-trailer Length Maximum 16.2 m Wheelbase Minimum 6.25 m/Maximum 12.5 m Kingpin Setback Maximum 2.0 m radius Effective Rear Overhang Maximum 35% of wheelbase Tandem Axle Spread Minimum 1.2 m/Maximum 1.85 m Tridem Axle Spread Minimum 2.4 m/Maximum 3.7 m Track Width Minimum 2.5 m/Maximum 2.6 m Interaxle Spacings Single Axle to Single, Tandem or Tridem Axle Minimum 3.0 m Tandem Axle to Tandem Axle Minimum 5.0 m Tandem Axle to Tridem Axle Minimum 5.5 m

Axle Weights:

Steering Axle Maximum 6000 kg Single Axle Single tires Maximum 7300 kg Super single tires Maximum 7700 kg * Dual tires Maximum 9100 kg

Tandem Axle:

Single tires Maximum 13,600 kg Super single tires Maximum 15,400 kg * Dual tires Maximum 17,000 kg

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Gross Vehicle Weight Limits See Weight Calculator Cannot exceed the sum of the maximum legal axle weights and is subject to minimum interaxle spacing.

Note: All axle weights are subject to minimum tire size.

* Super single tires require “New Generation, Wide Base” tires with a minimum tire width of 445 mm.

Available by permit only. Super single tires do not apply to the steering axle.

** These weights for tridem axles apply to provincial highways only. The maximum weight for a tridem axle on a municipal road is 17,000 kg. Permits may be available to achieve heavier weights.


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