Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island
Department of Transportation
Oversize / Overweight
2 Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
PHONE: (401) 462-4368

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern time)


When escorts are needed and # of escorts required

  • Width greater than 11'11" and/or length 80' to 95' requires 1 escort (Rear)
  • Width over 13’5” and/or length over 95' requires 2 escorts (1 front and 1 rear)
  • Height over 13’11" requires 1 escort where best utilized
  • Overhang of 15’ or more requires 1 escort (Rear)

Police escorts are assigned on a case-by-case basis.

Super loads:

No stated minimum for super loads. Each trip is reviewed individually to determine whether it is a super load or not, depends on routes, etc.

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.

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