Texas Overweight and Oversize Loads Law–DMV–Texas Trucking Defense Law

OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT LOAD PERMITS Motor carriers transporting a vehicle and/or load exceeding Texas legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize/overweight permit from the TxDMV. Texas legal size limits are 8 feet 6 inches wide, 14 feet high, and 65 feet in length.* Texas legal gross weight is 80,000 pounds and includes specific limits on axle group weights (single axle – 20,000 pounds, tandem – 34,000 pounds, triple – 42,000 pounds, etc.). For additional information on permit requirements, to download forms, or to submit an online permit application, visit www.txdmv.gov (search “Oversize”) or call TxDMV at 1-800-299-1700 (option 1). *Legal lengths: Truck and trailer combination – 65 feet Truck-tractor – unlimited Truck-tractor combination – overall length unlimited but trailer is limited to 59 feet Semi-trailer (single unit) – 59 feet (double trl) – 28 1/2 feet



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