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Rock almost ready to roll…again

This time the rock won’t set out on a 105-mile journey, but it will be placed and set at the LACMA for museum goers to see this summer. As the season draws near, artist Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, which consists of the 340-ton boulder transported from Riverside County to LA last month, and a 456-foot-long slot […]

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Home sweet home: Levitated Mass arrives at LACMA

After an 11-day journey, the 340-ton boulder, AKA “The Rock” reached its new home at LACMA just before 6 a.m. Hundreds lined up to chant, “We Will Rock You,” and cheer on the arrival of the 200-plus foot transporter carrying the Levitated Mass. The final night of the move passed Exposition Park and the USC […]

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It’s the End of the Road for Levitated Mass

After being set back on Wednesday night due to unforeseen difficulties, the transporter and team made it to its LA destination last night where it waits for the final night of transport. At some point between 10 and 11 p.m., the load will leave Figuerora (where it’s parked now, north of Florence Ave) and will […]

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The Rock comes up Short

Due to some unforeseen difficulties, the Rock came up short last night. It was projected to make it to its nightly resting spot, however it is still sitting on Avalon Blvd in the City of Carson. Transport operators, traffic control coordinators, and others involved in moving the 340-ton boulder, expect to make up the time […]

Rock ‘n Roll time, finally

It’s a rock made famous for being just what it is. Although it’s 340-ton boulder, and requires an engineered platform to transport, hundreds  gathered to cheer as it made its first roll on wheels toward the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It was obvious “The Rock” was special as everyone gathered in the […]

Commissioners put a halt to permits

February 10, 2012 Effective immediately, trucking companies hauling oversize or overweight loads do not have to pay for travel on Muskingum County roads in Ohio. County Commissioner Jim Porter was amongst many who voted to put a halt to oversize and overweight fees as weell as the $250 frost law permit. Overize and overweight fees […]

New bill could result in raising tractor-trailer limits

February 7, 2012 The Safe and Efficient Trasportation Act could result in trucks being able to carry loads weighing up to 48 and a half tons without an overweight permit as long as the truck has six axles. Most tractor-trailers currently have fix axles. The bill was recently introduced by a Maine representative, however it […]

Idaho Transportation Department to raise oversize load fees

January 24, 2012 According to the Idaho Transportation Department, there is an annual deficit over half a million dollars caused by running the state’s permitting program. As a result, permit fees will increase significantly in the near future by as much as 25 percent. Most fee increases will pertain to non-reducible loads. For more information […]

"The Rock" may move this year

November 25, 2011 A 340-ton boulder referred to as “The Rock,” may soon be on its way to LA from Riverside County. A lot of preparation has gone into moving the chunk of granite from a Rock Quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art where it will be part of […]

CA closure of one of two permit offices could cause delays

November 18, 2011 Some delays in CA permit issuance could be in the near future. Beginning Dec. 5 Caltrans’ South Region Transportation Permits Office will move to Sacramento, although permit communcations are already being handled by the Sacramento office (effective Monday, Nov. 21). This office, which was located in San Bernardino, was responsible for approximately […]