March 1, 2022

Why Do I Need an Oversize Permit or a Special Hauling Permit?

Well if you're in need of a special hauling permit, the answer could be for many specific reasons, but generally speaking, it is that whatever it is you are hauling is simply too big (High, Wide, or Heavy) to be transported normally on state and city roads.

Figuring out rules and specifics of whether you are too high, wide, or heavy can be a difficult process. So we decided to put together a quick resource that may provide quick answers to your questions. Continue reading for more information on special hauling permits.

For information in New York City, you can find an easy-to-use website here. This chart will give you the dimensions of what qualifies as an oversized load. There are all the vehicles that would require a special hauling permit. If you would like to look further into the specifics, I will include resources at the bottom of this post. Fair warning, it can be a bit dry, but the information you are looking for will be there.

If you need assistance that's where someone like us, Muthers Inc., comes in. Not only are we a one-stop shop for permits, but also a full-fledged pilot car service. Not all roads are built the same and not all have the same levels of traffic, so for safety reasons and logistical reasons we assist businesses with their special hauling needs. Our industry keeps people on the road safe and that's what it's all about. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

If you are interested in becoming an escort driver you can click here to read our previous blog about the process in NYC. Again, if you have any questions give us a call and we can explain the information. We will help you to get where you are going!

Special Hauling Permit Resources:

Pilot Car Escort Certification PDF

General Information about Special Hauling Permits

Thruway Information and Forms

Special Hauling Permits

Additional Information

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