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Superload Escorts

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. (Superloads will be declared an emergency ONLY for life and death situations.)

Superload Permits & 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  

Download the ISP Superload Escort Agreement.

Contact CVED

By eMail

Commercial vehicle enforcement questions may be submitted via email to: CVEDInfoandHelpline@isp.in.gov

By Postal Mail:
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
7811 Milhouse Road, Suite S
Indianapolis, IN 46241
By Telephone or Fax:
Voice: 317-615-7373
Fax: 317-237-2116

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