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Electronic Permit Allowances

A few states are now allowing drivers to carry and display oversize load permits electronically on screens seven-inches or larger, instead of having to carry paper copies. Carrying and displaying oversize/overweight load permits electronically will provide convenience for those drivers who use a smart phone, tablet or laptop to conduct business. Some smart phones and […]

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PennDOT to Ban Commercial Vehicles Due to Weather

Due to Winter weather, including snow and ice, there are 50 weather restrictions in place throughout the state of Pennsylvania, according to PennDOT, and starting at noon, they will enact a ban on Commercial Vehicles with empty trailers and double trailers on several interstates. PennDOT and PA Turnpike are advising motorists, especially commercial motor vehicles, […]

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Permit Portal Changes How Dispatchers, Drivers Communicate

A New Game-Changing Mobile App WCS Permits & Pilot Cars launched a new, game-changing mobile app, the “Permit Portal,” which sends drivers and dispatchers instant automated text message notifications when oversize permits are approved. The app has been live on the App Store and Google Play for only a month and has already changed how […]

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PA Speed, Travel Restrictions for Commercial Vehicles

PennDOT has put some road restrictions and speed restrictions in place in response to winter weather conditions.  There are full commercial vehicle restrictions in place, as well as empty and double trailer restrictions, in addition to speed restrictions. PA’s full list of restrictions can be found here. A 45 mph speed limit has been set […]

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WCS to Sponsor & Exhibit at SC&RA Transportation Symposium

WCS Permits & Pilot Cars will be attending and exhibiting at the 2019 SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) Transportation Symposium in Houston, Texas Feb. 19 – 22. Once again, WCS will be participating both as an exhibitor and as an SC&RA Transportation Symposium sponsor.  During exhibiting day on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., WCS […]

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WV/PA Line 13′ Wide Oversize Load Restriction

There is a restriction on oversize loads 13-feet or wider at the West Virginia/Pennsylvania line in both directions.  The restriction will be in place through March 31st and oversize loads wider than 13-feet are expected to be allowed to travel on Monday, April 1.  Truck drivers will not granted any exceptions if pulling a load […]

LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY & PRESIDENT’S DAY

  Observed Tuesday, February 12, 2019 & Monday, February 18, 2019 PROVIDED COURTESY OF: WCS Permits & Pilot Cars Check Holiday Restrictions on All State Blankets or Annual Permits Purchase OD Signage & Truck Safety Equipment at Store.WCSPermits.com Download PDF Version Purchase Your OD Signage & Truck Safety Equipment Our Oversize Load Signs Start at […]

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WCS Debuts Permit Portal App

WCS Permits & Pilot Cars kicked off the new year by introducing a new, game-changing mobile app, the “Permit Portal,” which sends drivers and dispatchers instant automated text message notifications when oversize permits are approved. For years, WCS’ online permit system has allowed customers to place orders, and view and download permits, which has proven […]

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PA Gov. Declares State of Emergency, Ban on Commercial Vehicles

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued a ban on all commercial vehicles on all interstates except I-95 ahead of the weekend’s snow storm.  PennDOT, in response to the impending Winter Storm Harper, will be enacting the following restrictions: Full Commercial Vehicle Ban on ALL Interstates except […]