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States, FMCSA Issue Waivers & Emergency Declarations

As Hurricane Florence nears the U.S., several states have individually released a declaration of emergency while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a regional emergency declaration which warrant specific exemptions including the temporary waiver of oversize/overweight permit fees. FMCSA Regional Declaration The FMCSA’s Regional Emergency Declaration includes Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, […]

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NC Declares State of Emergency, Limited Extension

North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper has issued a state of emergency (Executive Order No. 52) and temporary suspension of motor vehicle regulations to ensure restoration of utility services and transporting essentials due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.  The executive order allows for certain size and weight restrictions and penalties to be waived, however […]

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Electronic Oversize Permits Now Accepted by More States

More states are now allowing drivers to carry and display oversize load permits electronically on screens seven-inches or larger, instead of having to carry hard, paper copies. Carrying and displaying oversize/overweight load permits electronically will provide convenience for those drivers who use a smart phone, tablet or laptop to conduct business. Some smart phones and […]

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Labor Day Oversize Load Travel Restrictions

Oversize load travel restrictions and department of transportation (DOT) oversize permit office closures are available for truck drivers and dispatchers to plan ahead for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.  The 2018 Labor Day holiday falls on Monday, September 3, and every DOT oversize permit office is closed in observance of the holiday. Some states have […]

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WCS Helps Move Load From Kennedy Space Center to White House

Last week, transportation consultants from WCS Permits & Pilot Cars’ Columbus, OH office successfully helped a 90-foot NASA exploration flight test capsule arrive safely at the White House for a press conference. The spacecraft, The Orion, was on display as part of President Trump’s “Made in America Product Showcase.”  At 84,000 pounds, 15′-1″ high and […]

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George Washington Bridge Oversize Restrictions Start July 27

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an oversize travel restriction for the George Washington Bridge which starts Friday, July 27 and will continue for an extended period. No vehicles (trucks) in excess of 13′-6″ high, 10’-0” wide or 69′-0″ long can cross the I-95 George Washington Bridge in either direction and […]

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MO Permit System to Undergo Maintenance July 27

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) online oversize/overweight permit system, MoDOT Carrier Express, will undergo upgrades from Friday, July 27 through Monday, July 30 in which no agents will be available and no permits will be processed.  The state DOT released a statement stating Motor Carrier services will temporarily and completely suspend the issuance of […]

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IN DOT Updates to OD/OW Permitting Effective Now

The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Department of Revenue have officially made a decision on some changes to their oversize/overweight permitting program effective Monday, July 16, 2018.  The state had proposed some major changes to steer/axle, permit times for loads over 134,000 pounds and bridge fee changes, and after some talks regarding changes […]

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Conn. DOT Increases Over-Dimensional Permit Allowances

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced a change in some of the restrictions that have affected travel times for various permitted loads.  The state DOT notice included the following:  Effective July 1, 2018, weight-based permits for indivisible loads up to 160,000 lbs. on the appropriate number of axles (up to 14′ wide) will now be […]

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WCS Working with TN After New System Launch

Last week, the Tennessee’s Department of Transportation transitioned from its previous online permit program, and launched a new online system, TNTRIPS after going offline for 6 days.  And with anything new, such as a complex online permit ordering system, new can mean unexpected changes and some hiccups and bugs to work through.  The state reached […]