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MN: Seasonal Load Limit Exceptions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has released an update to the Seasonal Load Limit Notification which includes an exception to the 2018 restrictions map. The exception update include the following: Effective 2/27, zone 5, route 40, MNTH-40 from CSAH 10 LT to west Jct. MNTH-29, 10 axle limit  Effective 2/27, zone 5, route 40, […]

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WCS to Attend & Exhibit at SC&RA Transportation Symposium

WCS Permits & Pilot Cars will be attending the 2018 SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) Transportation Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis Feb. 27 – Mar. 2.  Once again, WCS will be participating both as an exhibitor and as an SC&RA Transportation Symposium sponsor. And this year, WCS Permits’ Vice President of Operations, Becky Woods, will be a […]

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Michigan: Spring Weight Restrictions

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) released weight restrictions effective February 19, 2018.  As of 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line highways from the Michigan/Indiana and Ohio line, North to and including, M-46 in in Muskegon County at the US-31BR intersection in the City of […]

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WCS Pilot Car Manager Featured in AC&T Magazine

WCS Permits’ Pilot Car Manager, Valerie Daniel, was featured in the February 2018 issue of American Cranes & Transport (AC&T) Magazine.  Daniel was one of several pilot car industry professionals featured in the round table style article, “Road Ready” in which she discussed market trends, challenges and certifications.  Daniel talked about the current state of the pilot […]

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Louisiana: Mardi Gras Travel Restrictions

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Secretary, Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced oversize load travel restrictions for Mardi Gras 2018, which will affect travel and the issuing of oversize load permits from Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 through Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Specifically, the announcement said oversize and overweight vehicle movement, with the exception of permit […]

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WCS VP of Ops to Speak at Transportation Symposium

Hear WCS Permit & Pilot Cars’ Vice President of Operations, Becky Woods, speak about the challenges in oversize/overweight permitting at the 2018 Transportation Symposium in March.  Becky will be among several industry professionals speaking about new industry developments, permitting pitfalls and other issues related to oversize load permitting.  Attendees at this breakout session held on […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures & Travel Restrictions

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) offices have released their Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15, 2018) holiday oversize load travel restrictions and permit office closures. While most states’ information is out, some states will release new info, make changes and/or updates between now and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  WCS is committed to continually […]

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Bomb Cyclone Results in State Permit Closures & Travel Restrictions

As the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits the East Coast, state permit offices are closing and restrictions are in place for oversize load travel. The storm has brought strong winds, snow and subzero temperatures to most of the Atlantic seaboard, and blizzard warnings have been issued for states including; Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, coastal New Jersey, Long Island, N.Y. […]

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Changes to Annual Permits in Texas

Effective Wednesday, December 20, The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) permit department is moving to a centralized mail process for annual permits issued through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS).  Any permits that must be mailed will be sent via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail, according to the Texas DMV.  […]