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Fuselage Loads Moved to Chicago O’Hare for Fire Training

The WCS Permitting team worked hard to help a customer transport the fuselage of an A380 from Addington, VA to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, where the plane will be used as a simulator for fire training.  It took several loads to transport the different pieces of the fuselage – baggage storage area, economy class section, […]

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IN Oversize/Overweight Permitting Policy Changes Postponed

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) confirmed some proposed changes to the state of Indiana’s oversize/overweight permitting policy have been postponed, which the association sees as a positive move for all.  The Indiana Department of Transportation (DOT) released changes to be effective this month (June 2018), but according to the SC&RA they did receive […]

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SC&RA Clarifies “Nondivisible Load” Interpretations

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) recently received clarification from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the definition of “nondivisible loads.”  The FHWA sent a formal letter in response to the SC&RA in April stating, “the word ‘or’ at the end of (ii) means that a load that meets any one or more of […]

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WCS First to Test New TN Online Permit System

Tennessee’s Department of Transportation’s TOOPS online permit program went offline on 5/24, leaving customers without the ability to obtain an oversize/overweight permit for a period of up to 6 days while the state implements its new oversize load permit system, TNTRIPS.  The state reached out to WCS Permits and its staff to test the new […]

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OH State Border Oversize Load Restriction

Ohio state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials released preliminary warnings about an upcoming oversize load travel restriction at the Ohio/Kentucky border on I-275 beginning in June.  Restrictions will be in place beginning June 11 through December 12, 2019.  Entering Ohio from Kentucky will have the following restriction: 10’ wide 75’ overall length 120,000 lbs. Traveling from Ohio […]

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TN to Experience Permit Issuance Outage for 6 Days

Tennessee’s Department of Transportation’s TOOPS online permit program will leave customers without the ability to obtain an oversize/overweight permit for up to 6 days.  The state DOT has a message posted upon logging into the online permitting system, TOOPS, which states:  “Notice Of Extend Permit Issuance Outage Effective at the close of business on 5/24/18 […]

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PA Turnpike Toll Changes

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission released updates via a news release regarding toll changes on the PA Turnpike effective April 29.  Drivers traveling along the PA Turnpike’s Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lackawanna County and on the Southern Beltway in Washington and Allegheny counties will notice changes in how tolls are collected.  Changes will occur on Sunday,  […]

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9-6 Wide Restriction at the TN/NC Line

Oversize load drivers and carriers should be aware of a travel restriction and wide load detour for loads 9-6 wide or more at the Interstate 40/Interstate 80 intersection in East Tennessee all the way to the North Carolina Line on I-40, in both east and west directions through the completion of a construction project expected […]

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CA Weekly Short-Term Restrictions Can be Displayed Electronically

The California DOT (Caltrans) released a memorandum on Monday, April 16 stating California Annual Permit holders can now legally display the weekly short term restrictions on an electronic device.  That means, any driver in the state operating under an Annual Transportation Permit can carry and display the Weekly Short-term Restrictions Update for Annual Permit Holders (Weekly Restrictions) […]

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Illinois: Stephenson County Spring Weight Limit Update

The Stephenson County (Illinois) Highway Department has removed the Spring Weight Limit Postings on Stephenson County highways as of Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  Please note that this change applies to county roads only.  While the Highway Commissioners for the townships within Stephenson County generally coordinate with us, it is their decision when the spring weight […]