Truck and Special Vehicle Resources

We understand the unique needs of trucks and special vehicles. That is why we compiled these resources to ensure a safe and smooth trip on the six crossings owned and maintained by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

If you are traveling between New York and New Jersey in a truck or special vehicle, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the restrictions below. These restrictions include the transportation of hazardous materials, vehicle lengths, widths, heights, and weights. Violators are subject to a summons and a fine.

Rules and Regulations

The following printable truckers’ resources include: 1) the Port Authority’s Truckers’ Guide: a summary of restrictions, E-ZPass rates and discounts, and pertinent contact information that apply to trucks and special vehicles crossing Port Authority facilities; and 2) the Port Authority’s Traffic Rules and Regulations: a detailed guide on traffic rules and regulations for all vehicles crossing our bridges and tunnels.

Truckers' Guide

Traffic Rules and Regulations

Basic Restrictions

Please keep in mind the following:

  • Vehicles entering New York City and exceeding a width of 8’ (96”), or a height of 13’6” (162”), or an overall length of 35’ (Single-Unit Vehicles) or 55’ (Multi-Unit Vehicles), must have a NYC permit, regardless of the crossing used
  • No trucks or special vehicles are permitted on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey
  • No trucks or special vehicles are permitted on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York
  • Trucks and special vehicles using E-ZPass are eligible for discounted tolls when crossing at certain times; see the Tolls and Discounts chart, below, for details
  • Convoys, oversize, and overweight vehicles are subject to special restrictions; see the Convoys, Oversize, and Overweight Vehicles section below for more information
  • Alternate fueled vehicles have special restrictions when crossing the tunnels and the lower level of the George Washington Bridge; refer to the Traffic Rules and Regulations resource for more information
  • Any vehicle transporting hazardous materials is subject to inspection and may be limited to certain bridge or tunnel crossings; see the printable booklet  below for more information.

Hazardous Materials-Transportation Regulations at Tunnel and Bridge Facilities

Crossing Height Limit Width Limit Vehicle Restrictions
George Washington Bridge - Upper Level 14 ft 8 ft 6 in  
George Washington Bridge - Lower Level 13 ft 6 in 8 ft 6 in No trucks or special vehicles, all trucks and special vehicles must use the upper level. No compressed flammable gasses, including propane.
Lincoln Tunnel 13 ft 8 ft 6 in No trucks or special vehicles in the center tube. No compressed flammable gasses, including propane.
Holland Tunnel 12 ft 6 in 8 ft 2- and 3-axle, single unit trucks only. No tractor- trailers and no vehicles with 4 or more axles. No compressed flammable gasses, including propane.
Goethals Bridge 14 ft 8 ft 6 in  
Outerbridge Crossing 14 ft 8 ft 6 in  
Bayonne Bridge 14 ft 8 ft 6 in No oversize and/or overweight trucks or special vehicles until further notice. This is necessary to accommodate the ongoing Bayonne Bridge construction.

Convoys, Oversize, and Overweight Vehicles

Operators of convoys, oversize, and/or overweight vehicles must arrange for a Port Authority escort to cross our facilities. Overweight vehicles must also obtain approval and instructions by contacting the Communications Desk of the bridge or tunnel they plan to use in advance of their trip. Call the bridge or tunnel’s 24-hour Communications Desk directly.

Convoys, oversize, and/or overweight vehicles are also subject to additional tolls. For E-ZPass customers, please complete the E-ZPass Exception Form below to successfully complete the toll transaction.

E-ZPass Exception Form

Facility Phone Number Weight Limit
George Washington Bridge 201 346-4100 20,000 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Lincoln Tunnel 201 617-8115 22,400 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Holland Tunnel 201 360-5000 22,400 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Goethals Bridge  718 390-2502 20,000 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Outerbridge Crossing 718 390-2502 20,000 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Bayonne Bridge 718 390-2502 20,000 lbs per axle
34,000 lbs per tandem axle
Refer to the detailed guide on traffic rules and regulations for gross weight limitations

Tolls and Discounts

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system in all toll lanes at its tunnels and bridges. E-ZPass tag holders may use their tag wherever the E-ZPass logo is displayed.

To apply for EZPass in New York, visit www.ezpassny.com or call 800 333-8655.

To apply for EZPass in New Jersey, visit www.ezpassnj.com or call 800 288-6865.

Number of Axles E-ZPass Weekday Overnight Rate E-ZPass Off-Peak Rate E-ZPass Peak Rate Cash Toll - all times
2 $23 $26 $28 $34
3 $34.50 $39 $42 $51
4 $46 $52 $56 $68
5 $57.50 $65 $70 $85
6 $69 $78 $84 $102
Over 6 $11.50 for each additional axle $13 for each additional axle $14 for each additional axle $17 for each additional axle

Regional Resources

Operating in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region requires that you comply with the rules and regulations of numerous local and state agencies. The following links connect you with the necessary information, and permits, required to operate lawfully in the region:

New York State Department of Transportation’s Truck Rules and Regulations, Service Bureau Permits, and Carrier Permits

New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Truck Rules and Regulations and Permits

New York City Department of Transportation’s Trucks and Commercial Vehicles Rule and Regulations and Overdimensional Permits  

New York State Thruway Authority’s Commercial Services Rules, Regulations, and Permits

Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Truck and Commercial Vehicle Rules, Regulations, and Permits 

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