Empty reactor superload moved from CA to AZ

WCS Permits worked with heavy haul transportation company, Emmert International to move a 502,000-pound empty reactor last weekend.

The 19-10 high, 18-foot wide and 200-foot long superload started in Oxnard, CA and made it successfully to the AZ border on Sunday, May 5.

WCS Permits works with many heavy haul transportation, crane and logistics companies to permit superloads.

Recent jobs also include the transportation of 125-foot long hot shift converter and a 426,000-pound evaporator vessel.




MD raises survey standard

Effective immediately, Maryland State Highway Administration’s Hauling Permits Section is requiring height surveys for a new standard.

Loads 14’6″ and higher will need a height survey.

For I695, loads 15’6″ or higher require the survey.

MD requires each survey have details such as exact date of travel, time, driver’s name, and phone/cell number.


MD allows night moves

Effective now, the state of Maryland department of transportation will allow overnight travel (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) for permitted loads within certain dimensions. MD Allows Night Moves

Permitted loads not exceeding 75-feet long, 14-feet 6-inches high, 12-feet wide and 120,000 pounds will be allowed night travel with prior approval.

When applying for an oversize load permit, the night time travel must be requested, and approval will be stated on the approved permit.

Night moves for Bay Bridge will not be allowed.

For additional information visit the MD DOT State Highway Administration.


Montana oversize program moving in the right direction

The Montana Senate Natural Resources Committee will vote today on a bill that would exempt oversize loads from having to undergo a review under the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).

In addition to obtaining oversize load permits, the current process also requires an environmental checklist.

After House Bill 513 is voted upon by law makers, the Montana Department of Transportation will change its process for oversize load permitting.

CLICK HERE for more information.


Stator Rotor successfully moved off freeway

The stator rotor which was being transported during a crash on the 22 and 405-freeway connector was finally removed from the freeway.

The accident, which occurred last Friday, March 15, resulted in immediate closures on I-405, with a second series of closures to remove the load Monday night into Tuesday morning.

One lane was closed on I-405 between I-605 and Studebaker Rd. late Monday through Tuesday.

The Seventh Street on-ramp to the northbound 605 and 405 freeways was closed Friday after a 210,000-pound (363, 250 loaded) oversize load carrying a rotor fell off a big rig damaging the road, guardrail and bridge. As a result, the Long Beach/Seal Beach borderline ramp will be closed indefinitely to oversize load travel.

WCS Permits worked closely with CHP, Caltrans and cities surrounding the incident to quickly ensure the proper permits to move the damaged rotor onto a dual-lane trailer and off the freeway. To permit such a trailer to the rotor, and its transport back to the City of Compton following usually takes weeks, however WCS obtained all necessary permits in four days.

The trailer was 18’1″ wide, and required a CHP escort, which WCS was involved in coordinating.

An inspection of the bridge is said to happen in the near future.



WCS assists with freeway on-ramp accident

The Seventh Street on-ramp to the northbound 605 and 405 freeways is closed after a 207,000-pound shaft fell off a big rig damaging the road, guardrail and bridge. WCS assisted with the removal of a toppled big-rig off the 405 & 605

WCS worked with trucking and crane companies to get the truck and shaft to the side of the bridge so a trailer can safely transport the shaft off. Permits are being secured by WCS to move the load via the new hauler sometime next week.

While WCS has been contracted in the recovery effort, the company was not involved in permitting the load which crashed.

The crash was reported at around 4:40 this morning, and also closed the Studebaker Road and Seventh Street connector to the eastbound 22 freeway.

The bridge will be closed indefinitely.

For more information on the closure click here.


Major SoCal on-ramp closure due to big-rig crash


Lincoln’s Birthday & President’s Day travel restrictions

Travel Restrictions & DOT office closures by state are posted for the upcoming holidays.

Lincoln’s Birthday is Feb. 12, 2013 and President’s Day is Feb. 18, 2013.

Click here for all information regarding state closures and travel restrictions.

Don’t forget to check holiday restrictions on all state blankets or annual permits.



Over-dimensional travel in NYC is suspended, all travel banned in Mass.

Effective 3 p.m. on Friday, 2/8/13 through Monday, 2/11/13 at 5:30 a.m. over-dimensional (OD) travel in New York City will be suspended due to a major snow storm.

The suspension applies to the five boroughs of NYC. Post-storm OD permits will be issued accordingly.

For more information and updates visit the NYC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website.

Massachusets has also banned all oversize travel effective at 4 p.m. 2/8/13.

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MLK DOT Office Closures & Travel Restrictions

WCS Permits published DOT offices closures by state and travel restrictions for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day Holiday.

On Monday, January 21, 2013 some offices will close and others will implement travel restrictions during certain times and for certain oversize loads.

Get all the details here. Don’t forget to check holiday restrictions on all state blankets or annual permits.



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Christmas & New Year’s Day Holiday Closures

WCS has posted DOT office closure & travel restrictions for the upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day) and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day) office closures and restrictions by state are posted live on the site. View them here.

Drivers and companies should always check holiday restrictions on all state blankets and annual permits.