Utah
Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Division
4501 South 2700 West
Box 148240
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-8240
Permits (UDOT): (801) 965-4508 or (801) 965-4892

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Mountain time)

Escorts

When escorts are required and # of escorts:
One pilot vehicle is required for vehicles or loads, which exceed the following dimensional conditions:

  • 12’ in width on secondary highways for non-interstate and 14’ in width on divided highways for interstates;
  • 105’ in length on secondary highways and 120’ in length on divided highways; and
  • overhangs in excess of 20’ shall have a pilot escort vehicle positioned to the front for front overhangs and to the rear for rear overhangs.

Two pilot escort vehicles are required for vehicles or loads which exceed the following dimensional conditions:

  • 14’ in width on secondary highways;
  • 16’ in width on divided highways;
  • 120’ in length on secondary highways;
  • 16’ in height on all highways; or
  • when otherwise required by the division

Note:

– For the purpose of the above, I-15, I-215, I-80, I-70, US 89 between I-84 and I-15 and SR 201 between I-15 and I-80 will be considered interstate.

– Mobile and manufactured homes with eaves greater than 12” shall be measured for overall width including eaves and pilot escort vehicles assigned as specified.

Night travel:

  • Loads may not exceed 12’ wide on secondary highways, 14’6” wide on interstates, or 14’ high on all roadways;
  • Loads exceeding 10’ wide, 105’ overall length, or 10’ front or rear overhang are required to have one certified pilot escort on interstate highways and two on all secondary highways during nighttime travel.

Police escorts

Police escorts are required for vehicles with loads which exceed:

  • 17’ wide or 17’6” high on secondary highways; or
  • 20’ wide or 17’6” high on all highways; or
  • All loads in excess of 175’ in length must have a minimum of one police escort;
  • All loads in excess of 200’ in length will require a minimum of two police escorts.

The division may require police escorts based on extenuating circumstances.

Super loads:

Super loads are generally considered to be any load over 14’6″ wide, 14′ high and 105′ in length.

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

Loads exceeding the following dimensions are restricted to daylight hours (a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset) except as provided in R909-2-15:

  • 14’6” high;
  • 10’ wide;
  • 105’ in length; or
  • overhang in excess of 10’

Unless otherwise authorized, travel is prohibited for loads or vehicles in excess of 10’ wide, 105’ overall length, and 14’6” in height, Monday through Friday between 6:00-9:00AM and between 3:30-6:00PM mountain time on the following highways:

  • All highways south of Perry Willard Interchange, I-15, Exit #357;
  • All highways in Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake Counties;
  • All highways in Utah County north of I-15, Exit #261;
  • SR 68, North of mile post 16 in Utah County;
  • I-80 East side of Salt Lake County mile post 139 to mile post 101 on the West side of Salt Lake County; and
  • I-84 west of mile post 91. The division may authorize exceptions to the curfew congestion restrictions based on mitigating circumstances

The movement of oversize loads at night will be allowed under the following conditions:

  • Loads may not exceed 12’ wide on secondary highways, 14’6” wide on interstates, or 14’ high on all roadways;
  • Loads exceeding 10’ wide, 105’ overall length, or 10’ front or rear overhang are required to have one certified pilot escort on interstate highways and two on all secondary highways;
  • Loads exceeding 92’ overall length are required to have proper lighting every 25’ with amber lights to the front.

Holidays:

Travel is prohibited for loads in excess of 10’ wide, 105’ overall length, and 14’6” in height during the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. Monday holiday and Monday observed holiday restrictions begin at 2:00 pm through midnight on the Friday prior to the holiday. Normal travel may resume from sunrise on Saturday through Sunday at midnight. Monday holiday restrictions continues at 12:01 am on Monday and ends Tuesday at sunrise.

The division may authorize exceptions to the holiday travel restriction based on mitigating circumstances.

The division may prohibit movement of oversize loads during days of anticipated high traffic volume such as those that occur during hunting seasons, other holidays, weather conditions, or special events.