Georgia

State Permits

PERMITS:

Georgia oversize permits are valid for ten days.

OPERATING TIME:

One half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday. Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions may have continuous travel (must be requested when permit is ordered).

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:

No movement allowed Sundays. In Atlanta, in the area bounded by and including I-285, no permit movement allowed between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No travel on major holidays.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)

Height: 13’6″

Length: 75′ (including overhang) is legal with 48′ to 53′ trailer, 60′ overall on some non-designated routes.

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 20,340 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – depends on spacings, not more than 20,340 on any axle.

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Width: 16′

Height: 16′

Length: no est maxium

Weight: Single – 23,000 Tandem – 46,000 Tridem – 69,000

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads. are Super Loads.

ESCORTS:

Width: Over 12′ up to & including 14’8″ – 1 rear escort or amber light* on Interstate or limited access highway;

2 escorts (or 1 escort and rear amber light*) on 2-lanes.

Over 14’8″ up to and including 16′ – 2 escorts on 2-lane road, 1 escort on Limited Access/Interstate.

Over 16′ – determined on case-by-case basis.

Height: Over 15’6 – 1 escort with height pole.

Length: Over 75′ – 1 escort or 8″ flashing amber light* at each corner of rear of load. Over 100′ – 1 escort, Over 125′ – 2 escorts

*Must have GA light decal to use flashing amber light.orts.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Up to (not over) 75′ length legal for poles, structural steel, pipes, etc. Blades over 12′ must be angled. Blades up to 14′ wide, if it belongs to the equipment, can be on the same vehicle hauled.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs are required on all permit loads. Flags are required on all four corners and extremities of over sized loads.

You must have a current Georgia Light Sticker (decal) if you wish to run

flashing amber beacon light(s) in Georgia. (See Escorts section, above).