Oklahoma
Department of Public Safety
Size and Weight Permit Division
2401 NW 23 St, Suite 45
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2431
Toll Free: 1-877-425-2390 | For Permit Issue Only (405) 425-7012

Hours of Business

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Central time)

Escorts

Loads 12’ or more in width but not more than 14’ in width are required to be accompanied by a front escort vehicle on 2-lane highways and on super 2-lane highways and by a rear escort on multi-lane highways.

Loads more than 14’ in width are required to be accompanied by 2 escort vehicles, 1 in the front and 1 in the rear, on 2-lane highways or super 2-lane highways.

A rear escort is required on all multi-lane highways.

All loads more than 16’ in width are required to be accompanied by 2 escort vehicles, 1 in the front and 1 in the rear, on all roads and highways.

Loads with an overall height of 15’9” or more are required to be accompanied by 2 escort vehicles, 1 in the front (with a height pole) and 1 in the rear. All public utilities and railroads along the route must be contacted in advance of the move by the permittee.

A truck-tractor/semi-trailer combination which is more than 80’ in overall length is required to be accompanied by 1 front escort on 2-lane highways. A combination other than a truck-tractor/semi-trailer which is more than 80’ in overall length is required to be accompanied by 1 front escort on 2-lane highways or super 2-lane highways.

A truck-tractor/semi-trailer combination or any other combination of vehicles which is more than 100’ in overall length is required to be accompanied by 2 escort vehicles, 1 in the front and 1 in the rear, on 2-lane highways and super 2-lane highways.

State police escorts:

  • 16’ – 20’: No Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) escort is required.
  • 20’ – 23’: police escort is at OHP discretion
  • 23’ or greater: Must have OHP escort
  • 150’ – 200’ in length: police escort is at OHP discretion
  • 200’ in length or greater: Must have OHP escort
  • Anything over 16’ wide will be sent to the appropriate Troop S Region.

Super loads:

Subject to approval on certain routes, super loads are:

  • WIDTH: over 16’
  • HEIGHT: 21’
  • LENGTH: No maximum
  • SASHTO: 100’ long, 14’ wide, 14’ high, or 120,000 lbs.

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

Overweight only can have continuous travel.

Oversize permit movements are limited to travel rom one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset, 7 days a week, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Movement of oversize permitted loads is restricted on the Interstate System in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Tulsa counties from 7:00AM to 9:00AM and from 3:30PM to 6:30PM (Monday through Friday).
  • Requests for overweight loads that must be approved by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Bridge Division.
  • Continuous travel may be allowed if vehicle is overweight only

Holidays:

No travel on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Adverse weather:

Extreme caution in the operation of permitted vehicles and loads shall be exercised during hazardous conditions, including but not limited to, snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, smoke, excessive wind, or any weather, traffic, or road condition which would adversely affect traction or braking capabilities.