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KS Closed, OK Not Issuing in All Counties Due to Weather

The Kansas permit office is closed on Friday, Jan. 17 and the Oklahoma permit office is not issuing permits in certain counties due to inclement weather. As Winter Storm Jacob closes in, many roadways are covered in snow and ice in Kansas making road travel, for commercial vehicles especially, very hazardous. The Kansas permit department […]


WCS to Showcase Services at Several Shows in 2020

2020 will be a busy year for the WCS Permits’ staff with several trade shows and symposiums on the calendar, including guest speaking and sponsorship. To kick off the year, WCS Permits & Pilot Cars will be involved in a customer event showcasing products and services to owner-operators from across North America. One of the […]


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PA Turnpike to Implement a New Special Hauling Permit System

The Pennsylvania special permit hauling department released details about the PA Turnpike Commission’s new special hauling permit system for overweight/over-dimensional vehicles at cashless tolling locations. The special hauling permit office sent out the following details. On Dec. 18, 2019, the PA Turnpike Commission approved a new permit fee structure at cashless tolling points only across […]


Kansas Permit Prices to Increase in 2020

Increases to oversize/overweight and superload permit fees will take effect on January 1, 2020 in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced updates in permit fees on the Kansas Truck Routing and Intelligent Permitting System (K-TRIPS). Fee increases vary by permit type. Permit fees will increase for the following permit types on January […]


The Different Types of Transportation Permits

What are the different types of transportation permits? Here they are broken down with requirements and guidelines that apply to each. Single Trip Oversize/Overweight Permits Single Trip permits are required when the overall dimensions of a load exceed the state guidelines. You may need a Single Trip permit if: Overall weight exceeds 80,000 lbs. Overall […]


Oversize Load Sign, Flag & Pilot Car Requirements

There are a lot of regulations for oversize loads, including those for oversize load signs and flags during transport. Not only that, pilot cars escorting oversize loads also must comply by many different requirements. Here, we piece those requirements together. When does an oversize load require signs or flags? Oversize Load or Wide Load banners […]


I-40 West to Close at the NC/TN Border

Both westbound lanes of Interstate 40 between mile marker 20 and mile marker 15 will close between the Tennessee state line and the U.S. 276 interchange in North Carolina so emergency concrete repairs can be made to the bridge. The closure starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 and is expected to continue for up […]

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Upcoming Holiday Oversize Travel Restrictions

Oversize load travel restrictions and department of transportation (DOT) oversize/overweight permit office closures are available for truck drivers and dispatchers to plan ahead for some upcoming holidays in late 2019. Thanksgiving Day is observed on Thursday, November 28. All state permit offices are closed with a majority also closed on Friday, November 29 as well. […]


Electronic Permit Allowances

A majority of states are now allowing drivers to carry and display oversize load permits electronically, 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.  Drivers are taking caution as those who rely […]