Massachusetts Highway Trucking Permits Office
For Permit Related Issues
668 South Avenue
Weston, Massachusetts, 02493
PHONE: (781) 431-5148

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern time)



When escorts are needed (all highways)
# of escorts
– Length of 80’ to 94’11″ 1 Rear
– Length over 94’11” 2 (Front and Rear)
– Length 134’ or more 2 escorts + state police escort
– Width 12′ 1″ and up dozer with blade attached 2 (Front and Rear)
– Width of 12’1″ to 13’6″     1 Rear
 – Width over 13’6″ 2 (Front and Rear)
 – Width over 14’11” 2 escorts + state police escort
– Height over 13’8″ 1 Front + requires height survey
– Height over 13’11”  2 (Front and Rear)
– Height over 14’11  2 Front + state police escort
– Cape Cod: width over 12′      1 escort + state police escort
 MA turnpike has specific requirements

Super loads

Over 14′ wide, 115′ long, 14′ high, or 130,000 lbs. are considered super loads.

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by state in terms of mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting, necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional requirements specific to your route.

Operating Times

As a general rule, all overdimensional and overweight vehicles with a permit may travel from Monday morning 12:01 AM and 12:00 noon on Saturday except for special exceptions.

Vehicles between 12′ and 14′ wide, over 80′ but not exceeding 114′ in length and more than 13’11” height may travel under permit only during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) except between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 AM and 3:30-7:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Vehicles over 14′ wide and/or over 115′ long amay travel between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM and only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Weekend travel

Saturday and Sunday until 12:00 noon.


Travel is suspended from noon the day before until noon the day after teh following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The State Permit Office will be closed on the above-mentioned holidays as well as Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day, but travel is not restricted on these additional days.