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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 81. Hauling Permit Regulation

24VAC20-81-90. Single trip permit.

Single trip permits are issued to cover one movement between two specific points. Single trip permits are vehicle specific and cannot be transferred between vehicles. Most single trip permits are valid for a 13-day period; however the Hauling Permit Section may restrict any single trip permit movement to a lesser period depending on various circumstances such as weather, routes of travel, construction projects, overall dimensions of the vehicle configuration or other unforeseen circumstances. No refunds or credits will be granted for unused or expired permits.

Since the permits are vehicle specific, the original permit or a legible copy of the entire permit is required to be carried in the transport vehicle. This permit shall be presented to Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement or Department of Transportation officials when requested.

Maximum Size and Weight Limitations for the Single Trip Permit


15 feet


15 feet


150 feet

Single Axle:

24,000 pounds

Tandem Axle:

44,000 pounds


Maximum weight based on total amount of spacing between the centers of the first and last axle in the 3 axle group - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Quad Axle:

Maximum weight based on total amount of spacing between the centers of the first and last axle in the 4 axle group - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Gross Weight:

Maximum weight based on total number of axles in the configuration and total amount of spacing between the centers of the first and last axles - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-203 and Article 18 (§ 46.2-1139 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 26, eff. September 30, 2009.

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