Straight Truck Length

Straight truck lengths are not standardized across the USA by the federal government. There are no minimums or maximums at the federal level and size and weight are governed entirely by each state separately. However, the most common length restriction is a 40′ maximum length for straight trucks, and having a straight truck of this length is the most common. Georgia, for example does not specify a limit and Wyoming’s limit is a generous 60′. If you are operating a straight truck in these jurisdictions and want a bigger one, go for it!

Jurisdiction Min Max Substate Measures
Alabama   40′ 0″  
Alaska   45′ 0″  
Alberta   41′ 0″  
Arizona   40′ 0″  
Arkansas   40′ 0″  
Atlantic Provinces (Canada)   41′ 0″  
British Columbia   41′ 0″  
California   40′ 0″  
Colorado   45′ 0″  
Connecticut   45′ 0″  
Delaware   40′ 0″  
Florida   40′ 0″  
Georgia Not Specified  
Hawaii   45′ 0″  
Idaho   45′ 0″  
Illinois   42′ 0″  
Indiana 40′ 0″ Max – Permanently mounted Equipment that does not carry cargo can exceed this limit by 5′
  • Toll Road: 65′ 0″ Max
Iowa   45′ 0″  
Kansas   45′ 0″  
Kentucky   45′ 0″
  • Non-Designated Highways: 26′ 6″ Max
Louisiana   45′ 0″  
Maine   45′ 0″  
Manitoba   41′ 0″  
Maryland   40′ 0″  
Massachusetts   40′ 0″  
Michigan   40′ 0″  
Minnesota   45′ 0″  
Mississippi   40′ 0″  
Missouri   45′ 0″  
Montana   55′ 0″  
Nebraska   40′ 0″  
Nevada   40′ 0″  
New Hampshire   45′ 0″  
New Jersey   40′ 0″
  • State Roads other than 102″ network: 62′ 0″ Max
New Mexico   40′ 0″  
New York   40′ 0″  
North Carolina   40′ 0″  
North Dakota   50′ 0″  
Ohio   50′ 0″
  • Ohio Turnpike Commission Roads: 40′ 0″ Max
Oklahoma   45′ 0″  
Ontario   41′ 0″  
Oregon   40′ 0″  
Pennsylvania   40′ 0″  
Quebec   41′ 0″  
Rhode Island   40′ 0″  
Saskatchewan   41′ 0″  
South Carolina   40′ 0″  
South Dakota   45′ 0″  
Tennessee   40′ 0″  
Texas   45′ 0″  
Utah   45′ 0″  
Vermont   46′ 0″  
Virginia   40′ 0″  
Washington   40′ 0″  
West Virginia   40′ 0″  
Wisconsin   40′ 0″  
Wyoming   60′ 0″  

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