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Hot Wheels Loop breaks world record at X Games

It was a Guinness World Record-breaking weekend at the X Games.

Rally car driver Tanner Foust and stuntman Greg Tracy achieved the impossible as they conquered the Hot Wheels Loop, six stories high, at 7Gs and 53-mph.

WCS worked on the Hot Wheels Loop before the X Games weekend, however.

In order for the loop to make it to the games and the pre games test site, it needed to be transported. WCS worked with the loop’s carrier to route and permit several loads carrying the loop. The loads ranged in sizes up to 17-feet wide.


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The Rock: After the Dust Settles

Sunday marked the opening day of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” exhibit at LACMA, and what seemed to be the end of the road for some.

While the exhibit will continue to attract tourists and media from all over, the journey WCS Permits, its sister company, Right of Way Inc., and several other companies and government agencies embarked on to see this project through came to a halt.

For over two years, permits were obtained, routes and streets were surveyed, road closures were negotiated and the move of the 340-ton buy naltrexone online boulder, which had loaded dimensions of 21-feet, 10-inches tall, 30-feet, 6-inches wide, and 275-feet long was made possible.

WCS and Right of Way worked closely with the carrier, Emmert International obtaining various permits so the load could safely begin and end its 105-mile, 11-night journey from Riverside County to LACMA.

The load only traveled at night at slow speeds of 7 mph or less.

Opening Day at the LACMA exhibit marked new beginnings, but a successfully completed project as well.


WCS brings hot wheels action to the X Games

This weekend racing records will be attempted at the X Games in Los Angeles.

But before the six-story Hot Wheels double vertical loop could test driver’s talents, the loop needed to be safely transported to the games.

WCS permitted and routed several loads ranging in size up to 17-feet wide to transport the loop to the X Games generic revia experience.

According to ESPN, drivers will accelerate to 52 mph, and then enter the six-story loop attempting to hit seven times normal gravity as they drive through the loop.

For more info on the loop and the X Games, click here.



WV state office closed for "WV Day"

The West Virginia state DOT office will be closed tomorrow (June 20) for West Virginia Day.

While the office will not be open to process permits, there will be no travel restrictions to loads which already have a permit.

The state of West Virginia celebrates “West Virginia Day” every year on June 20 to mark the formation of the state.


Superload transport makes its destination

A 175-foot long superload transporting a Turbine Skid made it across several states to its final destination.

The load was transportted from Houston, TX to a power buy naltrexone online canada plant in the City of Industry.

WCS worked with the carrier, Heavy Transport, to permit the 20-foot wide and 18-foot tall load.

LACMA exhibit featuring "The Rock" to open

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to open the “Levitated Mass” exhibit on Sunday, June 24. 

The exhibit features the famous 340-ton boulder, also known as “The Rock,” which made a 105-mile journey over 11 days, traveling through 22 cities from Riverside County to LACMA in early March.

Residents from any of the 22 cities the boulder passed through will receive free admission June 24-July 1. For a list of zip codes the load passed through, click here.

WCS Permits and Right of Way Inc. worked together with the rock’s transporter and several city and county jurisdiction to move the load.


Kansas permit office upgrades system, warns of future delays

The State of Kansas Central Permit Office is asking all to plan ahead for permit requests beginning May 1. 

Computer upgrades will begin being made to the permit office’s online system, which will result in limited system access May 1-7.

According to the Central Permit Office, no online permits will be available from http://www.truckingks.org/, the current permit system where permits can be applied for and purchased. Additionally, permits cannot be purchased using an escrow account payment method during this time.

After May 1, it will take up to 24 hours to receive a permit, and permits purchased between May 1 and 7 must be paid for with a credit card.





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 constructed at LACMA is getting ready for all to see. LACMA visitors will walk along the slot, which descends to fifteen feet deep, taking them underneath the rock before ascending back.

Heizer conceived the artwork in 1968, but it took him some time to find the right rock, and took over two years to transport it.

WCS Permits and sister company, Right of Way Inc. worked with the boulder’s transporter, Emmert International to take the rock on an eleven night journey so it could safely travel on streets at very slow speeds.

WCS and Right of Way worked tirelessly with various agencies to obtain permits and close down various streets while the load was in transport.


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 Campus on its way to the museum.

WCS Permits and sister company, Right of Way Inc. have been working with the boulder’s transporter, the museum and several jurisdiction for several years to move the boulder.

The rock will become part of earth artist Michael Heizer’s
Levitated Mass at LACMA, which is projected to open in late 2012.