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Truck Routes and Transportation Permits

Section 35701 VC of the California Vehicle Code allows local authorities to prohibit the use of a street by any commercial vehicle except for public utility vehicles or any commercial vehicle on a direct route from an unrestricted street for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries.

In 2010 the City of San Leandro Traffic and Engineering Department established the following truck routes:

Truck Routes:  (Click here for Truck Route Map)

Through Truck Routes

    ● 150th Avenue (Between East 14th Street & City Limit @ Freedom Avenue)

    ● East 14th Street (Between San Leandro Blvd. & City Limit @ Thrush Avenue)

    ● San Leandro Blvd. (Between East 14th Street & City Limit @ West Broadmoor Blvd.)

    ● Hesperian Blvd. (Between East 14th Street & City Limit @ I-238)

    ● Washington Avenue (Between San Leandro Blvd. & City Limit @ Via Enrico Avenue)

    ● Lewelling Blvd. (Between Washington Avenue & City Limit @ Embers Street)

Local Truck Routes

    ● MacArthur Blvd (Between Estudillo Avenue & City Limit @ Durant Avenue)

    ● Dutton Avenue

    ● Bancroft Avenue (Between 136th Avenue & City Limit @ Durant Avenue)

    ● 136th Avenue (Between Bancroft Avenue & East 14th Street)

    ● 143rd Avenue (Between East 14th Street & Washington Avenue)

    ● East 14th Street (Between San Leandro Blvd. & City Limit @ Bristol Blvd.)

    ● Davis Street

    ● Doolittle Drive (Between Farallon Drive & City Limit @ Airport Drive)

    ● Williams Street (Except:  Between Alvarado Street & I-880)

    ● Marina Blvd. (Between Washington Avenue & Doolittle Drive)

    ● Fairway Drive (Between Doolittle Drive & I-880)

    ● Aladdin Avenue (Between Alvarado Street & Teagarden Street)

    ● Teagarden Street (Between Marina Blvd. & Alvarado Street)

    ● Merced Street (Between Williams Street & Wicks Blvd.)

    ● Wicks Blvd. (Between Merced Street & Lewelling Blvd)

    ● Lewelling Blvd. (Between Wicks Blvd & Washington Avenue)

    ● Beatrice Street (Between Washington Avenue & Kesterson Street)

    ● Kesterson Street (Between Beatrice Street & Manor Blvd.)

    ● Manor Blvd. (Between Kesterson Street & Farnsworth Street)

    ● Halcyon Drive (Between Hesperian Blvd. & Washington Avenue)

    ● Floresta Blvd. (Between Washington Avenue & Fremont Avenue)

    ● Fremont Avenue (Between Floresta Blvd. & Alvarado Street)

    ● Alvarado Street (Except:  Between Marina Blvd. & Williams Street)

    ● Washington Avenue (Between San Leandro Blvd. & Williams Street)

    ● Hays Street (Between Williams Street & East14th Street)

    ● Farallon Drive

    ● Catalina Street (Between Farallon Drive & Fairway Drive)

If you have any questions, please contact the Traffic Division of the San Leandro Police Department at (510) 577-3271 or PDtranspermit@sanleandro.org.

Transportation Permits

The City of San Leandro provides transportation permits for qualified loads and vehicles to operate safely on the roadways in the City of San Leandro. 

In March 2015, the San Leandro City Council passed an ordinance amending its Transportation Permit Conditions, Procedures and related permit forms.  The City's Transportation Permit Conditions and Procedures have been updated to closely reflect current Caltrans Conditions and Procedures.  Permits are issued for the movement of an "Extralegal Load" as defined in the California Vehicle Code Section 320.5 VC. 

Transportation permit applications may be received from the applicant either in person, via email, fax or first class mail. The City’s goal is to provide a same day service; however; there is a 3 working day maximum for single trip permits and a 14 working day maximum for all other permits.

All applications are checked for accuracy, complication and to verify that the applicant meets all insurance requirements.

                    The insurance requirements are as follows:
                       - $1 million general liability & $1 million auto insurance
                       - The City of San Leandro must be named as additional insured 


The City of San Leandro provides a list of fee-based permit services for information only and the City of San Leandro does not endorse or recommend any permit service and is not responsible for the representation or acts of these companies. Permit services are especially useful to the commercial trucking industry to expedite processing and to coordinate multiple permit applications. Permit services are always optional and never mandatory. The City of San Leandro gives no preferential treatment to permit service companies or their applications. See Authorized Permit Companies for a list of permit services.

Single Trip Permit Application

A single trip permit is valid for a laden and unladen round-trip.  The Clerk checks height, length, weight, overhang, and width specifications, and requested route on the application.  If the application falls within the City of San Leandro Transportation Permit Procedure criteria, then the vehicle is deemed acceptable for a single trip permit.  For vehicle combinations with more than nine axles a completed Transportation Permit Rider is required.

Annual Permit Application

Generally, the City of San Leandro will allow an Annual Transportation Permit that is also allowed by CalTrans.  If the applicant can provide an annual permit granted by CalTrans, the City of San Leandro will also consider issuing the same annual permit.  The original copy of the Annual Permit is mailed (not faxed) to the permittee.  The permittee must carry the original permit, with all required attachments, in the permitted vehicle.  For annual permit requirements, please see the City of San Leandro Transportation Permit Procedure.

Repetitive Permit Application

Contact the SLPD commercial unit for information.

* Note: The traffic office will be closed and permits will not be processed on the following days.

New Year’s Day                                     Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday                           Lincoln’s Birthday

Washington’s Birthday                        Memorial Day                                                          Fourth of July

Labor Day                                             Veteran’s Day                                                          Thanksgiving Day

The Day After Thanksgiving    Christmas Day

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