Semi-Trailer Length

The semi trailer length for a 5 axle semi truck trailer varies by state. While federal rules ensure that states cannot reduce the length of a trailer to less than 53 feet on the interstate and access roads, trailer lengths can be shorter than 53 feet on roads that are not federally funded. Also, states can allow longer trailer lengths anywhere in their states, including interstates, if they wish.

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Jurisdiction Min Max Substate Measures
Alabama 57′ 0″
  • Less than 12′ wide roads: 53′ 6″ Max
Alaska
– Trailer must have Kingpin to Center of Tandems of 41′ if trailer is more than 48′
53′ 0″
  • Non Designated Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
Alberta 53′ 2″
    Arizona 57′ 6″
    • Other (Non-Interstate) Highways: 53′ 0″ Max
    Arkansas 53′ 6″ Max – Permit may be avaliable for trailers up to 59’6″
      Atlantic Provinces (Canada) 53′ 2″
        British Columbia 53′ 2″
          California 53′ 0″
          • California Black Routes: (No Semi-Trailer Length Limit)
          Colorado 57′ 4″
            Connecticut 53′ 0″
            • Non-Designated State Routes: 48′ 0″ Max
            Delaware 53′ 0″
              Florida
              – Trailer must have Kingpin to Center of Tandems of 41′ if trailer is more than 48′
              57′ 0″
                Georgia 53′ 0″
                  Hawaii 48′ 0″
                    Idaho 53′ 0″
                    • Designated Secondary Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                    Illinois 53′ 0″
                      Indiana 53′ 0″
                        Iowa 53′ 0″
                          Kansas 59′ 6″
                            Kentucky 57′ 0″
                              Louisiana 59′ 6″
                                Maine 53′ 0″
                                • Non-53′ Network: 48′ 0″ Max
                                Manitoba 53′ 2″
                                  Maryland 53′ 0″
                                  • Non-Designated Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                                  Massachusetts 53′ 0″
                                    Michigan 53′ 0″
                                      Minnesota 53′ 0″
                                        Mississippi 53′ 0″
                                          Missouri 53′ 0″
                                            Montana 53′ 0″
                                              Nebraska 53′ 0″
                                                Nevada 53′ 0″
                                                  New Hampshire 53′ 0″
                                                  • Non-Designated Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                  New Jersey 53′ 0″
                                                  • State Roads other than 102″ network: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                  New Mexico 57′ 6″
                                                    New York 53′ 0″
                                                    • State and Designated Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                    • New York City – Truck Route Network: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                    North Carolina 53′ 0″
                                                    • Non-Designated Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                    North Dakota 53′ 0″
                                                      Ohio 53′ 0″
                                                        Oklahoma 59′ 6″
                                                        • State Roads: 53′ 0″ Max
                                                        Ontario 53′ 2″
                                                          Oregon 53′ 0″
                                                            Pennsylvania 53′ 0″
                                                              Quebec 53′ 2″
                                                                Rhode Island 53′ 0″
                                                                • Non – Interstate: 48′ 6″ Max
                                                                Saskatchewan 53′ 2″
                                                                  South Carolina 53′ 0″
                                                                    South Dakota 53′ 0″
                                                                      Tennessee 53′ 0″
                                                                        Texas 59′ 0″
                                                                          US Federal Regulations State Specific
                                                                            Utah 57′ 0″ Max – Over 53′ Requires LCV Permit
                                                                            • Non Designated Roads: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                                            Vermont 53′ 0″
                                                                              Virginia 53′ 0″
                                                                                Washington 56′ 0″ Max – Permit required over 53′
                                                                                  West Virginia 53′ 0″
                                                                                    Wisconsin 53′ 0″
                                                                                    • Non – Designated Trunk Highways: 48′ 0″ Max
                                                                                    Wyoming 60′ 0″

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                                                                                      These figures are interpreted from the legal codes freely available, please read our full disclaimer and inform us of any errors!


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