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Over-Dimension Operations

Do I Need an Over-Dimension Permit?

See Oregon’s Process for Managing Oversize and Overweight Trucks.

Size

  • Width — 8 feet 06 inches.
  • Height — 14 feet 00 inches.

Weight

  • 80,000 pounds gross weight.
  • The axle and group axle weights shown on Weight Table 1.

See our FAQ web page for the length limitations for car haulers in Oregon.

Front Overhang
  • 4 feet 00 inches, measured from the front bumper of the power unit to the front of the load.
Rear Overhang

Solo Vehicle — Overall length not to exceed 40 feet.

  • 3/4 of the wheelbase measured from the center of the last axle to the end of the load.
  • Wheelbase is measured from the center of the first axle to the center of the last axle.

Combination of vehicles — Overall length not to exceed the lengths shown on Group Map 1 and Route Map 7.

  • In most cases, up to 5 feet measured from the end of the trailer to the end of the load.

EXCEPTION ​— Rear Overhang for Combinations
Legal rear overhang is 1/3 of the wheelbase of the combination measured from the center of the last axle to the end of the load if the following are true:

  • The load length does not exceed 40 feet.
  • The trailer length does not exceed 40 feet.
  • The overall length does not exceed 60 feet.

Wheelbase is measured from the center of the first axle to the center of the last axle of the combination.

Get an Over-Dimension Permit

Permits to exceed the legal dimensions above must be acquired before movement of the oversize load in Oregon.

The single-trip permit can include authorization of county roads. Tax and registration requirements must be met unless exempt by statute or rule.
 
Get a Permit at These Locations
  • Salem Motor Carrier Headquarters
    Oregon Department of Transportation
    3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
    Salem OR 97302-1166
    Phone: 503-373-0000


Common Uses for Single-Trip Permits

  • Movement of an excavator on a truck-tractor/semitrailer combination, with booster axle behind the semitrailer, to distribute the weight. The gross weight is 140,000 pounds.
  • Movement of trusses. The trusses are 90 feet in length.
  • Movement of a piece of logging equipment. The height on the trailer is 16 feet 00 inches.

Instructions — Non-Divisible Loads
Instructions — Mobile Home/Modular Units

Self-Issue Permit Program
Self-issuance of single-trip permits:
  • Aids the motor carrier industry by saving time and money.
  • Protects the traveling public.
  • Protects the highway system and structures from potential damage.
The program is now open to all interested carriers who meet the requirements. See our SIPP web page for additional information.
Some annual permits can include authorization of county roads and/or city of Portland streets. Tax and registration requirements must be met unless exempt by statute or rule.
 
Get a Permit at These Locations
  
   Oregon Trucking Online

   Salem Motor Carrier Headquarters
   Oregon Department of Transportation
   3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
   Salem OR 97302-1166
   Phone: 503-373-0000

   Portland Bridge/Jantzen Beach Office
   I-5 and Oregon/Washington Border
   12348 N. Center Ave.
   Portland OR 97217-7871
   Phone: 971-673-5900
   Fax: 971-673-5893

   Oregon Trucking Associations
   4005 SE Naef Rd.
   Portland OR 97267
   Zobeida Harp
   Toll Free: 888-293-0005
   Portland Metro: 503-513-0005
   Fax: 503-513-9541
   Email: permits@ortrucking.org 
 
   A Work Safe Service
   1696 Capitol St. NE
   Salem OR 97301
   Deb Bliven, Mike Bliven, Matt Bliven, Becky Thompson
   Phone: 503-391-9363
   Fax: 503-316-9110 
 
   Lane County Transportation Permits
   3050 N. Delta Highway
   Eugene OR 97408
   Laurie Parker
   Phone: 541-682-6902
   Fax: 541-682-8500 
 
   Marion County Public Works Department
   5155 Silverton Rd. NE
   Salem OR 97305
   Laura Renner
   Phone: 503-584-7710
   Fax: 503-588-5102 
 
   Clackamas County Motor Carrier Division
   902 Abernethy Rd.
   Oregon City OR 97045
   Debi Normand
   Truck Permits: 888-387-8259
   Phone: 503-650-3248
   Fax: 503-650-3219

 
Common Uses for Annual Permits
  • Extended Weight, allowing up to 105,500 pounds gross weight, when hauling a divisible load.
  • Overwidth, when hauling a single, non-divisible load.
  • Excessive rear overhang, when hauling a single, non-divisible load on a truck-tractor / semitrailer combination.

COVP Application — for Common Annual Permits
COVP Road Authority Map 4

Available ONLY from Oregon Trucking Online or Salem Motor Carrier Headquarters
   C04 — Leaky Load
   C50 — Grass Seed Straw Overheight
 
Available ONLY from Oregon Trucking Online
   C14 — Triples Combinations Permit
 
COVP Annual Permits
You can add counties and/or city of Portland authorization.

Annual Extended Weight Permit
   13 — Extended Weight
 
Truck Tractor / Semitrailer Annual Permits
   01 — Overwidth and Legal Weight
   03 — Heavy Haul Overwidth and Over Weight 98,000 pounds
   30 — Truck Tractor / Semitrailer Rear Overhang
 
Heavy Haul Combination Annual Permits
   39 — Unladen Heavy Haul Truck Tractor / Semitrailer with Jeep and/or Booster
   12 — Overseas Marine Container on Heavy Haul Combination
 
Truck and Trailer Annual Permits
   32 — Truck and Trailer Overwidth and Legal Weight 80,000 pounds
   34 — Truck and Trailer Overwidth and Heavy Haul Weight 80,000 pounds
   36 — Truck and Trailer Overwidth and Heavy Haul Weight 98,000 pounds
 
Other Combinations
   06 — Long Logs, Poles, Piling and Structural Members
   09 — Mobile Home / Modular Unit
 
Other Annual Permits — State Highways Only
Overwidth Permits
   C45 — Pickup & Trailer Overwidth
   C43 — Solo Vehicle
   C29 — Implement of Husbandry
   C55 — Lumber / Plywood / Veneer in multiple
   C05 — Hay Bales in Multiples
   C11 — Grass Seed / Mint Leaf Bags in multiple
 
Overlength Permits
   C14 — Triples Combinations Permit
   C07 — Utility Truck and Pole Trailer
 
Overheight Permits
   C23 — Overheight - Non-Divisible
   C24 — Overheight - Mobile / Modular
   C50 — Grass Seed Straw
 
Tow Truck Over-Dimension Permits
   C18 — Tow Truck Permit
   C19 — Towing Log Truck and Trailer
   C31 — Truck Towing Solo Vehicle
 
Self-Propelled Vehicle Permits
   C37 — Self-Propelled Vehicle - Weight Table 3
   C38 — Self-Propelled Vehicle - Weight Table 4
   C35 — Self-Propelled Vehicle with Booster / Dollies - Weight Table 3
 
Other Annual Permits
   C04 — Leaky Load
   C16 — Self-Loading Log Truck

To find out if you qualify, see our Self Issue Permit Program web page.

​Self Issue Permits are available through Oregon Trucking Online only. Oregon Administrative Rules for this program are covered in Chapter 734, Division 72.

Permit Attachments

Attachments provide the motor carrier with information and provisions of the permit.

The Oregon state route maps listed below are for reference only. Motor carriers must contact the Motor Carrier Transportation Division in Salem for safe routing instructions to move over-dimension loads.

Group Map 1 (Revised April 2016)

  • Identifies highway group 1, 2 and 3.
  • Indicates legal length limits for various legal size vehicles and combinations hauling legal size Loads.
  • No permit required.
  • Used to determine pilots for overwidth movement on highway groups 2 and 3 per charts on attachments 70A, 75A or 82A (by permit).

Route Map 2 (Revised August 2014)

  • Use for determining pilot vehicles required for Over Width loads.
  • Refer to pilot vehicle chart shown on attachments 70A, 75A, or 82A.
  • Displays Certified Flagger/Rolling Stop structures.
  • Overwidth operations by permit only.
  • Use to denote annual routes for unladen heavy haul combinations (with jeeps and/or booster).

Route Map 3 (Revised February 2016)

  • Authorized routes for loads non-divisible in height over 14' 00" up to a maximum of 14' 06" in height.

COVP Road Authority Map 4 (Revised April 2016)

  • Use for Continuous Operation Variance Permits and County Road Authorities.

Route Map 5 (Revised December 2015)

  • Displays annual triples routes & authorized days of operation.
  • Operations by permit only.
  • Special qualifications apply to obtain this permit.

Route Map 6 (Revised August 2014)

  • Displays authorized annual routes (up to 14' wide) for mobile/modular Units.
  • Operations by permit only.

Route Map 7 (Revised April 2016)

  • Displays length requirements for truck-tractor/semitrailers and doubles.
  • No permit required unless exceeding displayed limitations.
  • Truck-tractor semitrailers and doubles combinations do not need an overlength variance permit for travel on the black, purple and blue routes in Oregon.
  • Length limitations are still in effect, but a permit is not required if length is the only variance.

Route Map 8 (Revised December 2015)

  • Displays weight restricted bridges on state highways and their weight restrictions by structure.
  • Weight limitations shown may not be exceeded.

Route Map 9 (Revised August 2014.)

  • Displays authorized annual routes for overwidth (up to 14' wide) and/or heavy haul loads (not exceeding 98,000 pounds gross and weight table 3 maximums).
  • Operations by permit only.

Attachment 13 — Provisional Extended Weight Permit
Revised June 2016.

Attachment 17 —  Overlength Logs, Poles, Piling, and Structural Members
Revised September 2016.
Provides limitations and requirements when operating under an annual Long Logs, Poles, Piling and Structural Members Permit.

Attachment 19 — Weight Table for Self-Loading Log Trucks
Revised January 2016.

Attachment 20 — Special Transportation Permit
Revised April 2014.
Provides a vehicle equipment list.

Attachment 23 — Leaky Load Provisions for State Routes
Revised April 2014.

Attachment 24 — Splash and Spray Suppressant Device Requirements
Revised April 2015.

Attachment 36 — County & City of Portland/Salem Offices
Revised January 2014.
Each county and city has jurisdiction over its roads and streets.

Attachment 70A — Continuous Operation Variance Permit
Revised September 2016.
Provides limitations and requirements when operating under one or more annual COVP permits (possibly multi-jurisdictional). Applies to annual permits only.

Attachment 74A — Divisible Loads / Triple Combinations / Division 74 Rules
Revised June 2016.
Provides limitations and requirements when operating under an annual triples permit.

Attachment 75A — Mobile Home / Modular Unit Provisions
Revised June 2016.
Provides limitations and requirements when operating under a single trip permit or 30 day permit for hauling mobile/modular units.

Attachment 76A — Tow Vehicle / Annual State Routes and Provisions
Revised June 2016.

Attachment 82A — Non-Divisible Loads / Division 82 Rules
Revised June 2016.
Provides limitations and requirements when operating under a single trip permit for any oversize load not covered by other divisions/attachments.

Attachment 100A — Permit Map and Attachment Updates
Revised July 19 2017.
Provides updates to permit maps and attachments since they were last printed.

Certified Flagger Attachment
Revised June 2017.

Attachment H — Hauling Hours and Days for Overwidth Movement
Revised September 2015.
Provides hauling hours and days restrictions and exceptions such as city hours, nighttime movement, summer weekends and holiday travel.

Attachment SL — Driver and Other Requirements for Superloads
Revised September 2016.

Motor Carrier Maps and Attachments — Reference Guide
Revised January 2017.

Weight Table 1 - Legal Weight
Revised March 2014.
Legal axle weights, hauling divisible loads 80,000 lbs or less.
No permit required.

Weight Table 2 - Extended Weight
Revised November 2013.
Legal axle weights, hauling divisible loads over 80,000 lbs.

Weight Table 3 - Heavy Haul
Revised March 2014.
Heavy haul axle weights hauling a non-divisible load.

Weight Table 4 - Heavy Haul
Revised March 2014.
Heavy haul axle weights hauling a non-divisible load.

Weight Table 5 - Heavy Haul
Revised March 2014.
Heavy Haul bonus axle weights hauling a non-divisible load.
For specific vehicle configurations only.

County Attachments
County Attachment Revision Date
C01 —  Baker June 2015​
​​C02 — Benton ​​April 2015
​​C03 — Clackamas ​September 2016
​​C04 — Clatsop ​December 2008​
​​C05 — Columbia ​​July 2017
​​C06 — Coos ​​July 2017
​​C07 — Crook ​​February 2016
​​C08 — Curry ​October 2015
​​C09 — Deschutes ​​January 2015
​​C10 — Douglas ​​July 2015
​​C11 — Gilliam ​January 2002
​​C12 — Grant ​​January 2002
​​C13 — Harney ​​January 2002
​​C14 — Hood River ​July 2007
​​C15 — Jackson ​August 2015
​​C16 — Jefferson ​​December 2014
​​C17 — Josephine ​March 2006
​​C18 — Klamath ​February 2014
​​C19 — Lake ​March 2007
​​C20 — Lane ​​February 2014
​​C21 — Lincoln ​May 2015
C22 — Linn ​​February 2016
C23 — Malheur ​​January 2002
​​C24 — Marion ​November 2014
Marion County Map (reference only) ​​November 2007
​​C25 — Morrow ​August 2009
​​C26 — Multnomah ​​June 2015
​​C27 — Polk ​July 2014
​​C28 — Sherman ​August 2007
​​C29 — Tillamook ​​January 2002
​​C30 — Umatilla ​August 2008
​​C31 — Union ​December 2014
​​C32 — Wallowa ​​January 2002
​​C33 — Wasco ​​June 2008
​​C34 — Washington ​​November 2015
Washington County Map (reference only) ​​March 2015
​​C35 — Wheeler ​​January 2002
​​C36 — Yamhill ​​September 2015
​​C51A — City of Portland Map ​​June 2015

Reference Material

Traffic Mobility
​Transportation’s most essential function is to provide safe mobility for people and goods throughout their community, state and the world.

Visit our Statewide Traffic Mobility web page for more information about the standards and processes that help ODOT:

  • Comply with mobility provisions of the Federal Highway Administration rules.
  • Uphold its commitments with the freight industry.
  • Meet the Agency’s goals for traffic mobility and safety.


State and District Guidelines

These Guidelines were created by MCTD and ODOT staff, and approved at the Motor Carrier Transportation Advisory Committee allows Over-Dimension Permit staff to issue superload permits by blanket authorization.

State and District Guidelines — Pilot Cars and other Special Requirements

​Please visit our Laws and Rules web page for regulations related to size and weight limits. Find out how to make a civil complaint about a commercial vehicle on this page.

​Carriers with a single trip over-dimension permit for a load over 14 feet 6 inches high must meet one of two requirements:

  1. Use a pilot car escort with an overheight pole in front of the high load throughout the trip.
  2. Have a signed declaration form on file with MCTD acknowledging that the carrier is responsible for any injury to persons, damage to property or damage to any highway or highway structure resulting from an overheight movement under the permit.
    • The declaration option is only available to motor carriers that have established accounts with MCTD.
    • The declaration form must be signed by the individual owner, a partner, a corporate officer, a partner in a LLP, a manager/member of the LLC or agent.
    • Declaration Form 735-9929 filed for Attachment 75A — Mobile Homes / Modular Units.
    • Declaration Form 735-9930 filed for Attachment 82A — Non-Divisible Loads.
A single trip permit must be purchased and RUAF paid anytime single non-divisible loads with gross weights over 98,000 pounds and permit weight table 3 or higher travel in Oregon. This fee takes the place of the weight-mile tax for the loaded portion of the haul. Motor carriers are assessed a lower per-mile charge the greater the number of axles used at any given gross weight, as shown in Table B.

Table B — Weight-Mile Tax Rates

If you have been issued a permit from another road authority (for example, a county or city public works department) to operate on their roads with a single, non-divisible load and gross weight in excess of 98,000 pounds, road use assessment fees must be paid.  Fill out and submit Form 734-3253.  The miles declared on this form are not to be reported again on your Oregon Highway Use Tax Report.

If your permit was issued by MCTD and includes county roads or city streets, include all miles traveled on that permitting report.  It is not necessary to fill out the above form.

Motor Carrier Requirements
There are many locations and situations where motor carriers are requirement by permit to use certified flaggers to stop traffic so a truck with an overwidth and/or overheight load can safely pass.

Whenever certified flaggers are a requirement of a permit, the Certified Flagger Attachment must accompany the permit.


C
ertified Flagger Requirements
To work as a flagger on Oregon State highways you must have training and possess one of the following:

  • A valid Oregon Certified Flagger card.
  • A valid Certified Flagger card from the state transportation departments of Montana, Washington or Idaho.
    o This is available through an interstate reciprocity agreement.
    o The card is valid for three years from the date issued.


Flagger Certification Training

ODOT has authorized the Chemeketa Community College Center for Business and Industry as the exclusive administrator of flagger curriculum, materials and flagger trainer and flagger certification cards.

Chemeketa Community College:

  • Provides a four-hour flagger training class.
  • Maintains a list of certified private flagging trainers.


Contact information
Call Larry Ralphs at 503-399-5181.
Visit the CCC Center for Business and Industry website.

For each highway in the state, pilot vehicle(s) may be required based on the vehicle's or load's width, height, overall length and overhang. See our State and District Guidelines — Pilot Cars and other Special Requirements for additional information.

  • Route Map 2 shows these requirements for travel on multi-lane highways as well as two-lane highways shown as Green, Purple and Red routes.
  • To perform a rolling stop, pilot vehicles must be certified in the rolling stop method.
  • The rolling stop method uses three pilot vehicles to allow the motor carrier to straddle the centerline.

 Types of Over-Dimension Loads

​Motor carriers moving loads that exceed 14 feet in height are required to obtain an over-dimension permit and are subject to special requirements and responsibilities. Overheight may not be caused by items loaded in multiples (stacked or overlapped).

The motor carrier and driver:

  • Are responsible and liable for any and all injury to persons or damage to property and all damage to or destruction of any highway or any highway structure resulting from the oversize or overweight movement.
  • Are responsible for determining adequate clearance, both vertical and horizontal, for movement under this permit.
  • Must notify the Over-Dimension Permit Unit within 24 hours of an accident involving striking a structure in the course of a movement.

Motor Carriers moving loads that exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width are required to obtain an Over-Dimension Permit and are subject to special requirements and responsibilities.

Travel restrictions and exceptions are described on Permit Attachment H and apply to all overwidth moves authorized by either an annual or single trip permit that also requires Permit Attachments 70A, 75A or 82A.
 
Overwidth Permit Attachments

Attachment 70A — Continuous Operation Variance Permit, General Provisions.
Attachment 75A — Mobile Home/Modular Unit Provisions.
Attachment 82A — Non-Divisible Loads.
Special Transportation Permit Attachment H — Specific Hauling Hours and Days for Overwidth Movement.

Oregon Administrative Rules
OAR Division 70 — Vehicle Weight and Dimension Limits.
OAR Division 82 — Variance Permits Issued for Non-Divisible Loads.
OAR Division 75 — Movement of Over-Dimension Mobile Homes and Modular Building.

This is a load or combination of load and hauling equipment that exceeds one or more of the following dimensions:

  • Over 16 feet wide on the Interstate.
  • Over 14 feet wide on any state two-lane highway. This does not include mobiles with a 14 foot box or less and up to a 12 inch eave.
  • Over 17 feet high on any highway.
  • Mobile with a box width over 14 feet wide and/or overall width greater than 15 feet.
  • Overall length greater than 150 feet.


Overweight Superloads
Weight can be a factor in the permitting process depending on the size of the load. Please use the weight tables below to determine your legal and permittable weights.

Load Review
Loads that meet the minimum axle requirements for Permit Weight Table 5 and exceed the allowances on all the weight tables may request that the load be reviewed by a Bridge Engineer.

  • Requests sent to the bridge engineers may take up to 5 business days.
  • Not all of the requests are approved.
  • All requests are route, axle weight and axle spacing specific.
  • Any changes made to an approved engineer review will have to be re-submitted.

​Oregon uses weight tables to determine legal and permittable weights.
Motor carriers can also use our Online Weight Calculator.

Weight Table 1 — Legal Weight, No Permit Required
Use for trucks with legal axle weights hauling divisible loads. See permit Attachment 19.
Weight Table 1
Maximum Weight Allowed Common Vehicle Types​
  • 600 pounds per inch of tire width.
  • 20,000 pounds single axle.
  • 34,000 pounds tandem.
  • 80,000 pounds gross weight.
  • Solo truck.
  • Truck-tractor and semitrailer.
  • Truck and trailer.
  • Log truck and pole trailer

Weight Table 2 — Extended Weight, Permit Required
Use for trucks with legal axle weights hauling divisible loads.

Weight Table 2
Maximum Weight Allowed Common Vehicle Types​
  • Between 80,000 pounds and 105,500 pounds.
  • ​Truck-tractor-semitrailer-trailer (aka doubles).
  • Triple-trailer combinations.
  • Truck-tractor.
  • Tri-axle semitrailers.
Weight Table 3 — Heavy Haul Weight, Permit Required
Use for trucks with heavy haul / non-legal axle weights hauling a non-divisible load.
Weight Table 3
Maximum Weight Allowed Common Vehicle Types​
  • Single Trip Permit is based on the number of axles and wheelbase.
  • Annual Continuous Operation Permits allows up to 98,000 pounds for non-divisible loads.
  • 600 pounds per inch of tire width.
  • 21,500 pounds per single axle.
  • 43,000 pounds per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less.
  • Truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer.
  • Truck-tractor-semitrailer and booster.
Weight Table 4 — Heavy Haul Weight, Permit Required
Use for trucks with heavy haul/non-legal axle weights hauling a non-divisible load. Table 4 allows for more weight using a shorter wheelbase than that authorized by Table 3.
Weight Table 4
Maximum Weight Allowed Common Vehicle Types​
  • Based on the number of axles and wheelbase.
  • 600 pounds per inch of tire width.
  • 21,500 pounds per single axle.
  • 43,000 pounds per tandem axle, the weight shown on the over-dimension permit and the sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less.
  • Self-propelled crane.
  • Truck-tractor-lowbed semitrailer.
  • Truck-tractor with jeep and semitrailer.
  • Truck-tractor with semitrailer and booster.
Weight Table 5 — Heavy Haul Weight, Permit Required
Use for specific vehicle configurations only. Weight Table 5 and its formulas for increased weights is more complex than the other tables and requires special analysis by the Over-Dimension Permit Unit.
Weight Table 5
Maximum Weight Allowed Common Vehicle Types​
  • Up to 48,000 pounds per tandem axle may be allowed if the combination of vehicles has at least 9 axle with a steer axle followed by four consecutive tandem axles which are 8 foot wide (standard).
  • Up to 52,800 pounds may be allowed when the combination has 10 foot wide axles with 4 tires per axle.
  • Up to 60,000 pounds may be allowed when the combination has 10 foot wide axles with 8 tires per axle.
  • ​Truck-tractor with jeep, semitrailer and booster.
Specific Analysis and Routing
In special circumstances, ODOT's Bridge Unit may authorize additional weight for moving a large non-reducible load. A single trip permit may be issued for combinations of vehicles having minimum equipment consisting of a steering axle followed by four or more consecutive tandem axles, provided the weight does not exceed:
  • 600 pounds per inch of tire width.
  • 24,000 pounds per single axle.
  • 48,000 pounds per tandem axle.
  • The weight shown on the permit.
  • The sum of the permittable axle, tandem axle, or group axle weight, whichever is less.

​A route request is NOT a permit. A separate permit application must be submitted to move an oversize load in Oregon. Requests for changes to the size or weight of your oversize load require a new route request.

Route requests:
 
If a Route Request is approved, please provide the Route Request Log Number with your permit application.
 
NOTE: Due to road construction or other restrictions, the route, time frame or permit conditions may be changed by the Department or Road Authority.

Superload Requirements

​Permits can be ordered at any time; However, the permit is only valid for 10 days from the date it was issued.

  • A permit could take up to 10 days to issue.
  • Special circumstances may require longer processing time.

Instructions for a Superload

     Non-Divisible Loads
     Mobile Home/Modular Units
 
Information Required on a Superload Permit
  1. Contact information.
    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Email used only for online orders.
  2. Move request date.
  3. Commodity.
  4. Loaded dimensions.
  5. Diagrams are required when load width, trailer width or axle width exceeds 16 feet.
    • Use the following basic forms if you do not have a diagram.
      Box
      Circle
      Trapezoid
      Triangle
  6. Axle spacings and weights.
    • Recommended for all heavy haul permits required on Weight Table 5 or greater.
  7. Starting location, ending location and proposed route.
  8. Travel speeds.
  9. Estimated surface level speed.
  10. Estimated uphill speed.
  11. Vehicle information.
    • Year, Make, VIN and license plate.
    • Equipment lists are not allowed on superloads.

A Traffic Control Plan is considered a mobile operation that controls normal traffic from both directions using approved signs and procedures found in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Oregon Temporary Traffic Control Handbook. The operation shall include Oregon certified flaggers in conjunction with the carrier’s pilot cars.

The Principal Function of a Traffic Control Plan
  • Provide for reasonably safe and effective movement of road users through or around temporary work zones.
  • Reasonably protect road users in specified areas of a route when less than 12 feet of paved surface is available for oncoming traffic.
  • Reasonably protect road users, workers, traffic incident responders and equipment.
 
Traffic Control Plan Design
Each Traffic Control Plan should be uniquely designed for each load. Some superloads may or may not require a Traffic Control Plan due to the specific orientation of the load, speed of travel, configuration of vehicles and/or a variety of other reasons.
 
Sample Traffic Control Plan — Use for reference only.
 
The motor carrier shall submit the following information in their Traffic Control Plan:
  • A detailed outline of their plan.
  • Key personnel contact information.
  • Necessary traffic control equipment/devices.
  • Planned pullout locations.
  • Details of side roads that will need to be controlled.
  • Safety concerns regarding bridge, double guardrail areas, utility wire, etc.
  • Identify overnight parking areas.
  • Method used to communicate between load, pilots and flaggers.
 
Basics of a Traffic Control Plan for Moving Over-Dimension Loads
  • Multiple flagger stations will be “leap-frogging” in advance of the oversize load while pilot cars provide advance warning and block approaching traffic from the rear.
  • Locations to stop and clear traffic will be based on the speed of the load and shall occur within a maximum 20 minute time frame.
  • The selected locations for stopping must be adequate for the load to be completely outside of the travel lanes.
  • If locations are not adequate, the carrier or the carrier’s contractor shall be prepared to
    o Release traffic in 2 stages.
    o Pilot the rear traffic around the load if necessary.
  • Traffic is held at every entrance to each section of the road being closed until the load passes.


Note:
Work is currently underway between ODOT, MCTD and motor carrier industry stakeholders to develop an acceptable plan for mobile traffic control. Follow this page for more information as it becomes available.

​Prior to approval of a superload permit, a Route Survey may be required by the regional electrical crews in one or more of Oregon’s five regions.

Our Over-Dimension Permit Analyst will check routes for physical structures and overpasses. This route check DOES NOT include:

  • Signal lines.
  • Utility lines.
  • Traffic signals.
  • Other obstacles the load may encounter.


Route Survey Information

  • A list with locations of low obstacles along a route.
  • Specific locations of obstacles.
  • A plan for navigating around obstacles if possible.
  • The date a route survey was performed.
Use the chart below to determine if a Route Survey will be required.
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 ​Region 4 ​Region 5​
District 2B
District 2C​
​District 1
District 3
District 4
District 5
District 7
District 8
​District 9
District ​10
District 11
​District 12
District 13
District 14
​17 feet 00 inches
or higher
17 feet 00 inches
or higher
​ ​17 feet 00 inches
or higher
​​18 feet 00 inches
or higher
18 feet 00 inches
or higher​
* Loads over 17 feet 2 inches traveling through the north half of District 13 and District 12 will require approval.

​Some oversize moves will be monitored by the Oregon Department of Transportation staff as a condition of the permit.

Overheight Moves
The regional electrical office will determine whether ODOT staff will need to monitor the load based partially on the Route Survey.

Overwidth and Overlength Moves
Regional and/or district electrical offices will determine whether ODOT staff will need to monitor the load based on the following criteria.

  • Load geometry.
  • Travel speeds.
  • Impact on traffic.
  • Construction zones.

Costs Associated with Monitored Moves

  • The regional electrical office(s) will bill the motor carrier directly for the cost of monitoring the move and/or any costs of moving signals or adjusting state-maintained utility lines if required.
  • ODOT may bill the motor carrier directly for the cost of having personnel on sight to monitor the move.

​Road construction or other constraints along I-84 may require some oversize loads to detour onto secondary two-lane highways in Central Oregon. ODOT has created the following guidelines so carriers will know what to expect for pilot vehicle and traffic control requirements. Pullout locations are provided to help aid carriers with preparing a traffic control plan if one is required.

Travel Restrictions

Oregon restricts movement of over-dimension loads throughout the year and during six holiday periods. Restrictions depend on the type of combination of truck operations. See your permit and/or attachment for specific details regarding all travel restrictions.
 

​Travel depends upon weather and road conditions at the time of actual movement. Always check for available highway and weather information before beginning a trip. The following resources contain weather-related travel restrictions.


CAUTION: Chain-up locations are not intended to serve as staging areas for over-dimension loads. Parking in chain-up areas is strictly prohibited.

Motor Carrier Responsibility
It is the driver's responsibility to determine if local road conditions are hazardous, unless the Oregon Department of Transportation has closed or posted signs on the highway displaying restrictions due to weather/road conditions in the area.

See the Motor Carrier Transportation Division’s Policy for Travel During Periods of Inclement Weather.

Motor carriers found to be operating in weather conditions considered hazardous may receive a Civil Complaint and/or Monetary Penalties. In most cases, it is up to the State Police and local law enforcement to address on-highway situations.

Commercial use of Forest Service roads in the Pacific Northwest Region is prohibited without authorization. Contact the Oregon Forest Service for more information about overload and commercial use permits.

Restriction Letters

The Motor Carrier Transportation Division regularly sends letters to all holders of annual over-dimension permits notifying them of upcoming road and bridge restrictions that may affect their trucking operations. Sign up to receive free restriction letter notices and other email alerts
Notes:
  • Motor carriers need to provide this information to their drivers to ensure they are aware of the restrictions.
  • Road restriction dates on the recent restriction letters listed below may change or be extended due to weather or other unforeseen delays.
  • Refer to the Restriction List for up-to-date information.
Interstate Highways Restrictions
Route Restriction Type Date Restriction Letter Link​​
​I-5 ​Ramp Closure ​8-15-17 ​I-5 NB Exit 30 to OR62 (Medford)
​I-5 ​12ft Width ​9-5-17 I-5 MP 156.5 to MP 157.5 NB (Yoncalla)
​I-5 ​12ft Width ​6-15-17 ​I-5 MP163 to MP164 NB & SB (Curtin)
​I-5 ​Ramp Closure ​10-8-17 ​I-5 NB & SB Exit 174 (Cottage Grove)
​I-5 ​Ramp Closures ​8-20-17 I-5 ​Multiple Ramp closures between Albany and Salem
​I-5 ​Ramp Closures ​7-16-17 ​I-5 Exit 271 (Woodburn) Multiple Ramp Closures
​I-5 ​Ramp Closure ​11-17-17 ​I-5 NB from OR43 (Portland)
​I-5 ​Full Closure ​11-17-17 ​I-5 NB MP 299.0 to MP 301.0 (Portland)
​I-5 ​10ft Width ​10-13-17 I-5 NB between MP 306 to MP 308.38 (Portland)
​I-5 ​Ramp Closure ​8-7-17 I-5 NB Exit 307 to OR99E (Portland)
​I-5 Ramp Closure ​10-14-17 ​I-5 NB from OR99E on-ramp (Portland)
​I-5 ​Full Closure ​10-21-17 ​I-5 SB at OR/WA Border (Interstate Bridge)
​I-82 ​Ramp Closures ​10-2-17 ​I-82 NB & SB Exit 1 (Umatilla)
​I-84 ​Ramp Closure ​6-26-17 I-84 WB to I-5 NB (Portland)
​I-84 ​Ramp Closures ​9-22-17 ​Updated: I-84 WB to I-5 NB and I-5 SB (Portland)
​I-84 ​12ft Width ​8-14-17 I-84 MP 114.6 EB & WB (John Day River Bridge)
​I-84 ​13ft Width ​9-24-17 I-84 MP 329.0 to MP 344.5 EB & WB (Pleasant Valley/Durkee Area)
​I-205 ​13ft Width ​6-26-17 I-205 NB & SB between Tualatin and West Linn
​I-205 ​Ramp Closures ​7-23-17 Updated: ​I-205 NB & SB Exit 8 on- and off-ramps to/from OR43 (West Linn)
​I-205 ​Ramp Closures ​8-3-17 ​I-205 SB Exit 21B to I-84 WB (Portland)
​I-405 ​Ramp Closure ​11-17-17 I-405 SB to I-5 NB (Portland)
U.S. Highway Restrictions
Route Restriction Type Date ​Restriction Letter Link
​US20 ​Full Closure ​11-11-17 US20 EB & WB between 1st St and OR99E (Albany)
​US26 ​11ft Width ​5-22-17 US26 MP 53.00 to MP 57.15 EB & WB (North Plains)
​US26 ​Legal Width ​10-27-17 US26 MP 73.66 EB & WB (Vista Ridge Tunnels - Portland)
​US26 ​Ramp Closures ​10-27-17 US26 WB at Clay St and I-405 NB (Portland)
​US30 ​Legal Width ​10-8-17 US30 EB between St Johns Bridge and N Kittridge Ave (North Portland)
​US30 ​Full Closure ​10-8-17 US30 WB at Bridge Ave (North Portland)
​US30 ​Updated Weight Restriction ​5-3-17 US30/Historic Columbia River Hwy crossing Sandy River Bridge (Troutdale)
​US30 ​Full Closure ​10-6-17 ​US30 between 4th St and Hemlock St (La Grande)
​US30 Bypass ​Legal Width ​10-8-17 US30 Bypass EB & WB across St Johns Bridge (North Portland)
​US101 ​Full Closure ​10-5-17 US101 MP 4.91 NB & SB (New Young's Bay Bridge in Astoria)
​US101 Bus ​Full Closure ​11-14-17 US101 Bus across Old Young's Bay Bridge (Astoria)
​US101 ​Full Closure ​10-4-17 US101 MP 211.21 NB & SB (Umpqua River Bridge in Reedsport)
Oregon Highway Restrictions
Route Restriction Type Date ​Restriction Letter Link
​OR43 ​Ramp Closure ​11-17-17 OR43 to I-5 NB (Portland)
​OR47 ​Full Closure ​6-26-17 OR47 SB at Pacific Ave/OR8 (Forest Grove)
​OR99E ​Full Closure ​7-7-17 OR99E NB between Ochoco St and Harold St (Milwaukie)
​OR99E ​Legal Width ​7-3-17 OR99E NB & SB between Umatilla St and Harold St (Milwaukie)
​OR99E ​Ramp Closure ​7-3-17 OR99E SB to OR224 EB (Milwaukie)
​OR99E ​Full Closure ​9-18-17 OR99E (Main St) MP 12.55 to MP 12.57 NB & SB (Oregon City)
​OR99E ​Ramp Closure ​8-20-17 OR99E NB to I-5 NB (Albany)
​OR99E ​Legal Width ​11-11-17 OR99E NB & SB between 7th St and US20 ramps (Albany)
OR212 ​Legal Width ​9-15-17 OR212 MP 7.09 to MP 8.42 (Boring)
​OR213 ​Full Closure ​11-12-17 OR213 MP26.91 NB & SB Abiqua Creek Bridge (Silverton)
OR213 ​Width Restriction ​7-3-17 OR213 NB & SB between Union Hall Rd and Mulino Rd (Mulino)
OR213 ​Weight Restriction ​5-3-17 Updated: OR213 NB & SB between Union Hall Rd and Mulino Rd (Mulino)
OR213 ​10ft Width ​7-31-17 OR213 (82nd Dr) between Henry St and Duke St (Portland)
OR217 ​Full Closure ​8-7-17 Kruse Way EB crossing over I-5 (Tigard)
OR217 ​Ramp Closure ​8-7-17 Kruse Way WB to I-5 SB (Tigard)
OR224 ​Ramp Closure ​7-3-17 OR224 WB to OR99E NB (Milwaukie)
OR569 ​Ramp Closure ​9-18-17 OR569 (Beltline Hwy) EB to I-5 NB (Eugene)
 

Contact Us

Oregon Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Transportation Division
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem OR 97302-1166
 
Hours of Operation (Pacific Time)
Monday through Friday
Offices: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone Service: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Closed: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays for staff meeting.
 
 
Phone
Over-Dimension Permit Unit
503-373-0000
 
Fax
503-378-2873
 
Web Page Support
Email the Over-Dimension Web Editor.
 

Road and Bridge Restrictions

Updated daily on Oregon Trucking Online.

Road and Weather Advisories

Visit our TripCheck website.
Call 800-977-6368 (in state)
Call 503-588-2941 (out of state)

Resources

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