Trucking Legal Height Limits in Canada, the US and Mexico Map

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If you are planning to ship a load across North American borders,  it is a good idea to have a look at the height limits established on the country or state where your load will be transported.  Vehicle height limits exist all across North America and vary from country to country and even from state to state.

We created an useful map to show you the Trucking Legal Height Limits in Canada, the US and Mexico, so you can determine if your loads fall within the legal height or if a special permit is needed.

For oversize loads, states and countries issue permits that allow vehicles of certain configurations and sizes to exceed the size limitations.

 

Trucking Legal Height Limits in Canada, the US and Mexico.

Either you are shipping a regular load or an oversized load across Mexico, the United States or Canada, contact Mexicom Logistics at info@mexicomlogistics.com

We are able to ship either legal or oversized loads all across North America.

 

Vehicle height limits in Canada

Across Canadian provinces the vehicle height limit is 4.15m. In Nunavut and Northwest Territories the height limit is 4.2m.

  • Alberta vehicles height limit:   13’6″ – 4.15m
  • British Columbia vehicles height limit: 13’6″- 4.15m
  • Manitoba vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.15m
  • New Brunswick vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.15m
  • New Foundland/Labrador vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.15m
  • Nova Scotia vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.15m
  • Nunavut vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.2 m
  • Northwest Territories vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.2 m
  • Ontario vehicles height limit: 13’6″ – 4.15m
  • Quebec vehicles height limit: 13’6″- 4.15m
  • Saskatchewan vehicles height limit: 13’6″- 4.15m
  • Yukon vehicles height limit: 13’6″

 

Vehicle height limits in the United States

In the United States, no Federal vehicle height limit exists.

State standards range from 13.6 feet to 14.6 feet. And 15′ in Alaska.

  • Alabama vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Alaska vehicles height limit: 15′
  • Arizona vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Arkansas vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • California vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Colorado vehicles height limit: 14’6″
  • Connecticut vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Delaware vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Florida vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Georgia vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Idaho vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Illinois vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Indiana vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Iowa vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Kansas vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Kentucky vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Louisiana vehicles height limit: 13’6″ (14′ on Designated Highways)
  • Maine vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Maryland vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Massachusetts vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Michigan vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Minnesota vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Mississippi vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Missouri vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Montana vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Nebraska vehicles height limit: 14’6″
  • Nevada vehicles height limit: 14′
  • New Hampshire vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • New Jersey vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • New Mexico vehicles height limit: 14′
  • New York vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • North Carolina vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • North Dakota vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Ohio vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Oklahoma vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Oregon vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Pennsylvania vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Rhode Island vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • South Carolina vehicles height limit:  13’6″
  • South Dakota vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Tennessee vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Texas vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Utah vehicles height limit: 14′
  • Vermont vehicles height limit:  13’6″
  • Virginia vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Washington vehicles height limit: 14′
  • West Virginia vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Wisconsin vehicles height limit: 13’6″
  • Wyoming vehicles height limit: 14′

 

Vehicle height limits in the Mexico

The maximum height authorized for all vehicle classes and all road types is 4.25 m (13.94 ft).

However, a height of up to 4.50 m (14.76 ft) can be allowed as long as the route traveled by the vehicle does not have a clearance problem.

 

Sources:

https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/publications/size_regs_final_rpt/

https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/policy/rpt_congress/truck_sw_laws/index.htm#ex1

https://freevectormaps.com/world-maps/north-america/WRLD-NA-01-0008?ref=atr

https://www.codot.gov/business/permits/truckpermits/frequently-asked-questions.html

https://www2.snb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/trucking/content/faq.html

http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/Content/docType281/production/Tractor-semi-trailer.pdf

https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/Annualregs/2014/nr140105.pdf

http://www.sct.gob.mx/fileadmin/DireccionesGrales/DGST/Normas_Oficiales_Mexicanas/NOM-012-SCT-2-2014_sct_14nov14.pdf

https://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/professional_drivers_handbook.pdf

https://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/en/files/legislation/motor-vehicles/motor-vehicles.r9.pdf

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Marben Acosta Teran oversees the overall international B2B marketing strategy for Mexicom Logistics. She is passionate about building a solid brand while creating useful content for its audience. Marben loves learning more about the industry and being part of the Mexicom family.
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