Texas OSOW permits

Updated: Sep 2


Permits valid for three to five days. Must have a permit prior to entering the state.


Texas permitting system: https://txpros.txdmv.gov/

Contact phone number: 1-800-299-1700 opt 2-3-1


OPERATING TIME:

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Daylight only, including Saturday and Sunday. Loads not exceeding 10' wide, legal height (14') or 100' long with legal front and rear overhang may travel at night on the Interstate system only. Overweight only may have continuous movement.


RESTRICTED TRAVEL:

City/county curfew times are now listed on the permit. Travel is allowed on major holidays depending on dimensions. Check with the Sammons Permit Office.


LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8'6"

Height: 14'

Length: 59'0 semi trailer

Overhang: 3' front, 6' rear

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 42,000


ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Width: 20' (16' on Interstate System)

Height: 18'11"

Length: 125'

Overhang: 30'

Weight: Single – 25,000 Tandem – 46,000 Tridem – 60,000 Quad – 70,000 Loads exceeding these dimensions are Super Loads. The state will propose a route that we are then required to survey physically and sign off on. Over 254,000 pounds or over 200,000 pounds with less than 95 feet of axle spacings are Super Heavy Loads which require several weeks to approve.


ESCORTS:

Width: Over 14' – 1 escort, over 16' – 2 escorts.

Height: Over 17' – 1 escort, over 18’ – 2 escorts

Length: Over 110' – 1 escort, over 125' – 2 escorts.

Overhang: Over 20' – 1 escort, over 30' – 2 escorts (needs special approval) If the load is over two dimensions that require escort, then 2 escorts will be required.


SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

Signs are only required on escort vehicles. Red flags should be placed at all extremities.

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