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WCS preps to move third of four 400-foot loads

In 2011, WCS coordinated all permits and road closures for the heaviest loads on record in California. The third of four total loads, again hauling an old steamed generator, will soon move from San Onofre to Utah.   While the load weighs approximately 1.6 million ponds and is 16’9 tall, 20-feet wide and 400-feet long, it […]

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Labor Day travel restrictions and DOT office closures

WCS Permits has published Labor Day (Monday, 9/3) travel restrictions and DOT office closures by state. Please reference information here for restrictions on travel times and specifics on over-dimensional loads or those which require pilot cars. Keep in mind closings and travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.  

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Computers down at Caltrans Permit Department

The Caltrans office of truck services which issues transportation permits has been down since early last week. According to Caltrans, a fiber optics line was cut and at this time do not have an estimated time of when the problem will be corrected. WCS Permits is communicating regularly with the Caltrans office so customer’s permits […]

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Missouri waives fees to haul oversize loads with hay

The Missouri Department of Transportation agreed to waive fees for oversize loads hauling hay.  Dry weather and feed demands are at the root of the decision by the Missouri DOT to waive oversize load fees through the end of the year. Until December 31, 2012, there will be no fees for loads overweight or over-dimensional loads hauling hay. Holiday […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Closures in Minnesota due to flooding

Due to record breaking rainfall in the Duluth-Superior area, roadways are seriously damaged in Wisconsin resulting in several closures closures. The state has closed US-2 and US-53 at the MN/WI Line, as well as Wisconsin Highway 13 in Douglas County. Wisconsin Highway 105 has been re-opened, but oversize/overweight travel is not advised. Minnesota and Wisconsin will permit […]