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Overweight Bulletin

North Dakota Truck-Weight Education and Outreach Program Free Training

Topics Covered:                                                  

  • An update of road-weight limits and differences between the state  interstate systems.
  • Laws governing gross weights, axle weights, tire weights, road-restriction weight, and seasonally increased (winter and harvest) weights.
  • Road damage issues: how overweight trucks cost us all. 
  • Overweight truck issues go beyond just gross and axle weights.
  • Classroom exercises to help you identify legal weights on your own trucks.
  • Do I have the right number tires and tire width for the weight?             
  • Issues to consider when purchasing a new truck, or altering a current truck.


The North Dakota Highway Patrol’s Automated Permit and Routing System

A solution that assesses roadway restrictions in real-time and calculates safe routes automatically. Permits not subject to approval are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fees are automatically calculated. Notifications of changing conditions, are sent to drivers with single trip permits, thus saving valuable travel time, and enhancing trip safety.

 Information needed at time of application:

  • Axle spacing measurements (axle center to axle center)
  • Weight per axle
  • Total number of axles - truck and trailer
  • Tire width from side wall - millimeters or inches
  • Load height, length and width
  • Overall height, width, length and gross vehicle weight of truck/trailer with load
  • Overhang to front and rear, when applicable
  • Trip details including starting and ending locations
  • Vehicle year and make
  • License plate number and state of issue
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) - last 8 numbers
  • ND registered gross weight
  • Unit number
  • Track width [a specialized trailer-dual lane or side-by-side dollies will be required to upload a diagram/schematic with track width. SFN 59716 (pdf)


Routine Permits available online:

You must log in to purchase the permits listed below.

Single Trip Permits Multiple Trip Permits Annual Permits
Oversize/Overweight Permit Harvest 10% Permit Annual Bridge Length Permit
Interstate Permit Wintertime 10% Permit Annual Overwidth Permit
Mobile Home Permit Harvest/Winter Combination (Durational) 10% Permit Seasonal Permit
Special Mobile Equipment Permit Custom Combine Permit - Nonresident Approved Equipment - Trailer
Work Over Rig Permit Custom Combine Permit - Resident Approved Equipment - Truck
Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Permit   Interstate Annual
Bridge Length Permit    
Trip Permit (in lieu of registration)    
Fuel Permit    

Link to the ND Association of Oil and Gas Producting Counties 

If you have questions or problems with the online permits process, view the help document or email NDHP Permits.


Purchase Temporary Registrations online.
View Legal Size and Weight Information
View Permit Policies for Oversize/Overweight
View Permit Application Forms
Return to Motor Carrier Page


NDHP Permit Section
ND Department of Transportation building (use the building's east entrance)
608 East Boulevard Ave, Room 139
Bismarck, ND

Monday to Friday, 7:10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.