1. The heavy container corridor was created to aid in the movement of overweight 40’ or larger ocean going containers on designated City streets in and around the Port of Los Angeles.
2. The City of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach and State of California, Department of Public Works approved a measure that allows permits be granted for overweight container loads in the Port area. The permits allow the gross vehicle weight of the truck, chassis, container and contents to be at 95,000 pounds/43,130 kilograms (with proper equipment).
3. The Heavy Container Corridor Map reflects the appropriate overweight corridor route in the Port of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Please review the map, which will identify the proper agency responsible for that highway. That respective agency will issue the appropriate overweight permit. When traveling within multiple city jurisdictions noted on the map, permits will be required from each jurisdiction.
4. For a list of specific street names within the Heavy Container Corridor, click here.
5. When traveling on City of Los Angeles highways (including the Port of Los Angeles) an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit must be obtained from the City of Los Angeles Public Works Division.
Permits for the City of Los Angeles can be obtained online at bsspermits.lacity.org/overloads/index.cfm or in person or by telephone at:
City of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services
Investigation and Enforcement Division
1149 Broadway Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 847-6000
Fax: 213 847-6267
Additional requirements: proof of auto liability insurance for $1 million; CHP 407F Vehicle inspection Report.
30-day permits are issued by City of Los Angeles.
5. When traveling on City of Long Beach highways (including the Port of Long Beach), an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit must be obtained from the City of Long Beach Public Works Division and County of Los Angeles.
Permits from the City of Long Beach can be obtained online at longbeach.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=7062 or in person or by telephone at:
City of Long Beach
Department of Public Works
City Hall – 10th Floor
333. W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 570-6558
Fax: (562) 570-7161
Additional requirements: proof of auto liability/worker's compensation insurance for $1 million; CHP 407F Vehicle Inspection Report. Annual and single trip permits are issued by City of Long Beach.
Permits from the County of Los Angeles can be obtained online at dpw.lacounty.gov/spats/public/spatsfaq/forms/ATTACH8.pdf/ or in person or by telephone at:
County of Los Angeles
Public Works Department
900 S. Fremont Ave, 8th Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 458-3126
Fax: (626) 979-5465
Additional requirements: proof of auto liability insurance for $1 million. Annual permits are issued by the County of Los Angeles.
6. When traveling on a California state highway, the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) requires an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit.
Permits from CALTRANS can be obtained online at dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/permits/ in person or by telephone at:
CALTRANS - Transportation Permits Office
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-7119
Main number: (916) 322-1297
Additional information can be found at dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d15/vc35700_5.htm
Additional requirements: None. Annual permits are issued by CALTRANS.
7. Permit fees vary depending on the agency and type of permit being requested. Please check with a certified overweight trucking company.
8. Other cities not shown on the map do not have approved overweight corridors.
Cargo Weight Guidelines*
0 – 37,500 pounds
(0 - 17,025 kilograms)
37,501 – 44,000 pounds
(17,026 – 19,976 kilograms)
slider chassis with 4-axle tractor (on the overweight
corridor, with permits)
44,001 - 56,000 pounds
(19,977 – 25,424 kilograms)
0 - 46,500 pounds
(0 – 21,111 kilograms)
slider chassis with 4-axle tractor - see photo below
(on the overweight corridor, with permits)
46,501 – 56,000 pounds
(21,112 – 25,424 kilograms)
| *Cargo weight
may not exceed
maximum container capacity weight
slider chassis with 4-axle tractor.