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WCS Social Media Contest: Win FREE Equipment, T-Shirts & More

WCS Permits & Pilot cars is looking for awesome photos of oversize/overweight loads, and will reward the overall best pic with Fox Fire lights and an oversize load sign, while several more entries will receive a WCS T-shirt and other giveaways. The month long photo contest is open to all truck drivers, dispatchers, owner-operators, etc. […]

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Bay Bridge Construction Starting Sept. 30, 2019

The Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) is warning all about a closure on the Westbound Bay Bridge that will affect oversize load travel through the Spring of 2020. Weather permitting, the rightmost lane (Lane 1) on Westbound Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed starting Monday, September 30, 2019 as part of the deck rehabilitation […]

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Prepare for Michigan Shut Down, Order Permits in Advance

The state of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is warning all about a potential interruption in the issuance of permits due to a potential government shut down. The Michigan state partial government shut down is likely to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The following is published on the home page of […]

Caltrans Now Allows Electronic Permits

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) now allows electronic versions of a transportation permits via their online system. All required accompaniments to the online issued permits may also be displayed electronically. On September 10, 2019, the State of California – Department of California Highway Patrol issued a bulletin highlighting the change effective immediately. Most oversize/overweight […]

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OR DOT: I-84 Legal Width Restriction

Beginning Monday, Sept. 30, a section of I-84 eastbound will be restricted to 8-6 wide through Thursday, Oct. 3 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day for necessary maintenance work, according to memo circulated by the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT). There are no local details available at this time. OR Dot is asking […]

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Limited Travel & Waivers Issued for Hurricane Dorian

More states have issued waivers for for carriers transporting essential emergency relief supplies during Hurricane Dorian, while others have oversize travel restrictions or have published an executive order which hours of service are waived. As Hurricane Dorian strengthened back to a category 3 with about 105 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and was moving […]

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MoDOT to Close I-70 in Both Directions

MoDOT will completely close Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470/Route 291 (Mile Markers 7-15) beginning Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. While the interstate is closed, the ramps from I-435 South to I-70 East and I-435 North to I-70 west will be demolished. A […]

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Upcoming Changes for Size and Weight Permits in Texas

The 86th Texas Legislature passed new laws that impact the movement of oversize/overweight vehicles and loads. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019. Company Name on Permit: The company/individual’s name listed on an oversize/overweight permit must match the name of the company/individual operating the permitted vehicle. It will be a Class C misdemeanor if the two […]

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FL Issues Emergency Declaration Ahead of Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, Aug. 28, temporarily suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers providing direct assistance in the aftermath of the storm. The powerful storm will strengthen over the coming days and has the potential to become a Category 4 as it barrels […]