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A Superload is any vehicle (plus its load) which exceeds the following weights and dimensions:
    • Width exceeding 17 feet
    • Height exceeding 15 feet
    • Length exceeding 110 feet
    • Weight exceeding 108,000 pounds

Superloads weighing less than 200,000 pounds may require a police escort depending on road conditions.  Superloads weighing 200,000 pounds or more require a police escort if the route includes bridge slowdowns.  All superloads require a permit issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

Superload escorts may occur only Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, unless it is deemed an emergency movement and such movement is approved by INDOT, or IDOR. (A company declaring a load movement to be an emergency must realize that this is for life and death situations only.)

Steps for Obtaining a Superload Permit & Indiana State Police Escort:

  1. Order the permit from IDOR 
  2. Upon notification from IDOR, the carrier must request a Superload Agreement Number from the ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED), 812-533-1100
  3. Fill out the contract, (below) attach a copy of the permit and slowdowns, and fax to the CVED at 812-533-1344
  4. CVED will set up an escort date within 72 hours

Superload Agreement


Related Sites:
Indiana Legislative Services (www.in.gov/legislative)
Indiana Dept. of Revenue (www.in.gov/dor)
American Bus Assoc. (www.buses.org)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (www.cvsa.org)
Federal Highway Admn. (www.fhwa.dot.gov)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admn. (www.fmcsa.dot.gov)
U.S. DOT Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (www.phmsa.dot.gov/)
Internal Revenue Service (www.irs.gov/formspubs)
PrePass (www.prepass.com)
United Motor Coach Assoc. (www.uma.org)