Effective 3 p.m. on Friday, 2/8/13 through Monday, 2/11/13 at 5:30 a.m. over-dimensional (OD) travel in New York City will be suspended due to a major snow storm.

The suspension applies to the five boroughs of NYC. Post-storm OD permits will be issued accordingly.

For more information and updates visit the NYC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website.

Massachusets has also banned all oversize travel effective at 4 p.m. 2/8/13.

WCS Permits published DOT offices closures by state and travel restrictions for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day Holiday.

On Monday, January 21, 2013 some offices will close and others will implement travel restrictions during certain times and for certain oversize loads.

Get all the details here. Don’t forget to check holiday restrictions on all state blankets or annual permits.

 

 

WCS has posted DOT office closure & travel restrictions for the upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day) and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day) office closures and restrictions by state are posted live on the site. View them here.

Drivers and companies should always check holiday restrictions on all state blankets and annual permits.

Hurricane Sandy is headed for landfall today on the East Coast.

Over 15 states, including Ohio and New York will have changes to their regular transportation routine today and into the week depending on storm aftermath such as flooding and down trees.

Roads, highways and expressways already have storm-related closures, according to the New York State Department of Transportation, some even manned with police roadblocks.

State’s DOT offices will continue to post and receive updates on storm closures and restrictions. Some DOT offices will publish live storm and closure updates on their website.

WCS is working closely with DOT offices to keep informed of the closures. Follow WCS on Twitter, @wcspermits, for frequent updates.

 

 

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 can continue to be processed as soon as their computers are back up.

In the meantime, expect delays.

For more information, call WCS Permits at (888) 737-6488.

The Missouri Department of Transportation agreed to waive fees for oversize loads hauling hay. Missouri DOT waives fees on Hay Oversize Loads

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 and any other travel restrictions will also be lifted through the end of the year.

Farmers can call WCS Permits to find out if their load meets the criteria to have any fees waived.

The Quebec transportation office will be closed on Monday, 6/25 for St. Jean Baptiste Day. There will be no travel allowed either.

Business and travel will resume Tuesday, 6/26.

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 and/or authorize vehicles traveling into the flooded areas to assist in relief and repair.

STAY TUNED FOR STATUS UPDATES.

Monday, June 4 marks the beginning of construction to replace a bridge barrier on Highway 75, two miles south of Highway 7 in Montevideo, MN.

Oversize permit restrictions will be reduced from 12 to 11 feet as a result of the construction, and traffic will be reduced to a single lane, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a toll rate increase of 45% for all commercial trucks, including oversize and/or overweight loads. NY Thruway toll increase proposed, which could affect oversize loads

Commercial truckers and business owners are opposing the proposed hike, as are New York local and state politicians.

NY State Assemblyman, John Ceretto says the hike may push truckers away.

The proposed increase is still in talks, and the Thruway Authority plans to hold hearings to discuss. At this point, there is no timeline as to when the increase would come into play if it was passed.

Commercial truck drivers and business owners are expected to share their concerns at these public hearings.