February 7, 2012

The Safe and Efficient Trasportation Act could result in trucks being able to carry loads weighing up to 48 and a half tons without an overweight permit as long as the truck has six axles.

Most tractor-trailers currently have fix axles.

The bill was recently introduced by a Maine representative, however it has been delayed while highway infrastructure and safety are researched.

According to the bill, interstate and road improvement money could also be acquired if passed.

The current 80,000-pound weight limit has been in place since 1982.

January 24, 2012

According to the Idaho Transportation Department, there is an annual deficit over half a million dollars caused by running the state’s permitting program.

As a result, permit fees will increase significantly in the near future by as much as 25 percent.

Most fee increases will pertain to non-reducible loads.

For more information please visit theIdaho Transportation Department.

November 25, 2011

A 340-ton boulder referred to as “The Rock,” may soon be on its way to LA from Riverside County.

A lot of preparation has gone into moving the chunk of granite from a Rock Quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art where it will be part of artist, Michael Heizer’s outdoor sculpture, “The Levitated Mass Project.”

WCS is permitting the load and has also been working with the carrier on the routing. The boulder will have loaded dimensions of 21-10 tall, 30-6 wide and 275-0 long.

For more information please view the recent article in the LA Times

November 18, 2011

Some delays in CA permit issuance could be in the near future.

Beginning Dec. 5 Caltrans’ South Region Transportation Permits Office will move to Sacramento, although permit communcations are already being handled by the Sacramento office (effective Monday, Nov. 21).

This office, which was located in San Bernardino, was responsible for approximately 65 percent of oversize and overweight permit issuance.

For more information please visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/permits/.

The second of four of the heaviest loads to ever travel on California roads will begin an 800-mile journey in San Diego County this weekend.

A 399-foot, 1.611 million-pound trailer will depart from San Onofre, CA carrying an expired steamed generator destined for Clive, UT.

WCS Permits obtained over 20 highway permits to move the load and worked closely with Perkins Specialized Transportation who constructed the trailer for the generator, and WCS’ sister company Right of Way Inc., who is providing Southern California traffic control for the load.

In July, the first expired generator was moved successfully from San Onofre to Clive over a three-week period as the load primarily travels at night on surface streets

WCS Permits is coordinated all permits and road closures for the heaviest loads on record in California. A total of four superloads will move, which weigh 1.611 million pounds and are 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and 16 feet, nine inches high. The load, an expired steamed generator, is moving from San Onofre, CA to Clive, UT beginning in mid June. The trailer has 222 tires.