Mississippi Department of Transportation
ExpressPass - Oversize/Overweight Commercial Vehicle Permitting System

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About MDOT ExpressPass:

 

  • ExpressPass is an oversize/overweight commercial vehicle permitting service offered by Mississippi Department of Transportation to the public over the internet.
  • With a valid ExpressPass account, an individual or company wishing to operate commercial vehicles in Mississippi that falls within certain size and weight limits can purchase and instantly receive a oversize/overweight or legal trip permit over the Internet via the ExpressPass system.
  • These current overall size and weight limits* for "daylight movement only" ExpressPass permits and routes are:
    Maximum Gross Weight: 170,000 pounds (subject to maximum axle weights and minimum axle spacings in Table 1)
    Maximum Height: 15 feet 6 inches
    Maximum Width: 16 feet 0 inches
    Maximum Length: 120 feet 0 inches
  • General travel restrictions for all permits issued for "daylight movement only" (additional restrictions may apply and will be printed on the permit):
     No movement on Sunday except sealed containers
     Loads greater than 12 feet 0 inches in width subject to daylight movement only (30 minutes after sunrise until 30 minutes before sunset)
     Loads less than or equal to 12 feet 0 inches in width subject to daylight movement only (sunrise until sunset)
     Red flags required on all corners of loads exceeding ten (10) feet
     Restricted travel during inclement weather discretionary with scale officer
     No movement after noon on the day before, and entire day of a legal holiday
     Permit is valid for one day after travel end date if travel date range spans a legal holiday
  • 24-Hour Movement Limits: These current overall size and weight limits* for all 24-Hour Movement ExpressPass permits and routes are:
    Maximum Gross Weight: 150,000 pounds (subject to maximum axle weights and minimum axle spacings in Table 1)
    Maximum Height: 13 feet 6 inches
    Maximum Width: 12 feet 0 inches
    Maximum Length: 99 feet 0 inches
    Maximum Rear Overhang: 4 feet 0 inches

    All permits that are eligible for 24-Hour Movement will be automatically marked as "24-Hour Movement Authorized" upon issuance.
  • 24-Hour Permit Travel Requirements (additional requirements may apply and will be printed on the permit):
     Loads between 10 feet 0 inches and 12 feet 0 inches in width, and operating at night on 2-lane roadway requires a front escort and flashing amber lights mounted on the rear of load.
     Loads between 10 feet 0 inches and 12 feet 0 inches in width, and operating at night on 4-lane roadway requires a rear escort and flashing amber lights mounted on the rear of load.
     Red flags required on all corners of loads exceeding ten (10) feet during daylight movement.
     Restricted travel during inclement weather discretionary with scale officer
  • Round Trip Permit Travel Requirements:
    Load must not exceed legal height (13 feet 6 inches in height or less).

    Load must not exceed 14 feet 0 inches in width.
    Round Trip Permit travel cannot exit and re-enter the State.
    Overweight fees for a Round Trip Permit will be computed using twice the distance of route selected.

    Oversize fees are $10 for a Round Trip Permit.

      All permits that are eligible for round trip movement will automatically display a “Round Trip” option on the permit
      application form.

  • ExpressPass Permits for Sealed Containers:

1.       Load Description must state “SEALED CONTAINER”

2.       Sealed Container permit cannot exceed 95,000lb gross weight

3.       Driver must have in his possession:

a.       Bill of lading & Interchange

b.       Copy of ExpressPass Web Permit

 

For a copy of Overdimensional Permit and Sealed Container rules and regulations contact MDOT at (800) 737-0061

 

* All limits defined in U.S. English Measurement. Individual routes may have size and weight limits that are greater or lesser than the overall limits mentioned above. The lesser of the value(s) of either the overall limits or individual route limits will govern the routing and purchase of an ExpressPass permit. All ExpressPass information, including routes and size and weight limits is subject to change without notice.

 

Table 1 - MAXIMUM AXLE WEIGHTS AND MINIMUM AXLE SPACINGS

 

Five Axles

(80,000 lbs to 95,000 lbs)

 

Steering

Spacing

Tandem

Spacing

Tandem

 

14,000 lbs

12’

40,500 lbs

28’

40,500 lbs

 

 

 

 

Six Axles

(80,000 lbs to 120,000 lbs)

 

Steering

Spacing

Tandem

Spacing

Tri-axle

 

14,000 lbs

12’

42,000 lbs

28’

64,000 lbs

 

 

 

 

Seven Axles

(80,000 lbs to 150,000 lbs)

 

Steering

Spacing

Tandem

Spacing

Quad

 

14,000 lbs 12' 56,000 lbs 28' 80,000 lbs

 

 

 

Tri-axle

 

Tri-axle

 

14,000 lbs

12’

68,000 lbs

28’

68,000 lbs

 

 

 

Tandem

 

Tandem

Spacing

Tandem

14,000 lbs

12’

45,333 lbs

20’

45,333 lbs

20’

45,334 lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight Axles

(80,000 lbs to 170,000 lbs)

 

Steering

Spacing

Tri-axle

Spacing

Quad

 

14,000 lbs

12’

72,000 lbs

30’

84,000 lbs

 

 

 

Tandem

 

Tandem

 

Tri-axle

14,000 lbs

12’

43,000 lbs

18’

43,000 lbs

30’

70,000 lbs

 

 

 

Nine Axles

(80,000 lbs to 170,000 lbs)

 

Steering

Spacing

Tandem

 

Tri-axle

 

Tri-axle

14,000 lbs

12’

42,000 lbs

18’

57,000 lbs

30’

57,000 lbs

 

 

Tandem

 

Tandem

 

Quad

14,000 lbs

12’

42,000 lbs

18’

42,000 lbs

30’

72,000 lbs

 

 

Tri-axle

 

Tri-axle

 

Tandem

14,000 lbs

12’

57,000 lbs

20’

57,000 lbs

30’

42,000 lbs

 


How to register and use MDOT ExpressPass:

 

Step 1:

  • If you are an individual company wishing to register to use ExpressPass, you will need to download, sign and fax the ExpressPass End-User Agreement (in Adobe Acrobat PDF File format) to the MDOT Permit Division at (601) 359-5928.
  • If you are a third party/wire service wishing to register to use ExpressPass to purchase permits for end-users, you will need to download, sign and fax the ExpressPass Third Party/Wire Service Agreement  (in Adobe Acrobat PDF File format) to the MDOT Permit Division at (601) 359-5928.

 

Step 2:

  • If you do not currently have a valid MDOT charge account, you will need to establish one. The company receiving an oversize/overwight permit will also need to have proof of insurance on file with the MDOT Permit Division.
     
  • If you have any questions about ExpressPass or the registration process, or to establish an ExpressPass account with MDOT, please contact the MDOT Permit Office at 1-888-737-0061 or (601) 359-1717.

 

Step 3:

  • Login into your ExpressPass account with the account and password assigned.


Purchasing an ExpressPass permit is a simple process which takes approximately 4 minutes, and involves the following procedure:

 

1) After you log in, select the type of permit you wish to receive. If you are a third party/wire service, you will first select the company that will receive the permit.  
Permit types currently available are Oversize, Overweight, Oversize and Overweight, Mobile Home, and Legal Trip.
 

2) Enter the size and weight information (where applicable) of the vehicle.

 

3) Select the travel origin, destination and route (where applicable).

 

4) Enter the begin date of the travel.

 

5) Enter vehicle type, tag information, and load.

 

6) Fees to be charged are automatically calculated. Please review your permit’s price and check for any errors.
Press “Purchase” when ready to purchase the permit.
The process of purchasing a permit can be terminated at any time before the permit is purchased.
You will not be billed for incompleted permits. Purchased permits cannot be changed or refunded, however.

 

7) Print the permit directly from your browser.

 

8) At this point you are finished, and the printed permit is ready to use.
You will be billed at the end of the billing month for permits purchased during this period.

 

You may review your account information, change your password and review or reprint permits purchased via the ExpressPass system for up to 30 days via ExpressPass Account Management

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·  Additional Oversize/Overweight and other commercial vehicle permit information on GoMDOT.

 

 


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