Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs an oversize load permit?
If a commercial vehicle is oversize or overweight, a temporary oversize load permit (also known as a truck permit) is needed for it to legally travel.
In most cases a load is considered an oversize load and requires a state or county oversize load permit when:
- The load’s height exceeds 13’6″
- The load’s width exceeds 8’6″
- The load’s length exceeds 48′
- The load’s weight exceeds 80,000 pounds
What is the difference between an oversize load and a superload?
When the size – weight, height, length or width – of a load exceeds the standard oversize load permit limits for a specific state, and is not divisible (cannot be broken down), it is considered a superload.
How do you order oversize truck permits?
You can contact one of our five offices to order oversize truck permits. Click here to view our contact page for office phone numbers and hours. Once you are set up as a customer in our system, you can order your permits through our online permit portal.
How many Transportation Consultants does WCS Permits have on staff?
WCS Permits has 60 highly experienced transportation consultants ready to help with your oversize permits, superload permits and trip and fuel permit needs.
Do any WCS Transportation Consultants Speak Spanish?
Yes, our Los Angeles, CA office has bi-lingual oversize load permit and superload experts (transportation consultants) ready to help. Call one now at 888-737-6488, or contact our L.A. office now.
How many offices does WCS Permits have?
WCS has five offices throughout the United States: Los Angeles, CA; Columbus, OH; Albany, NY; Nashville, TN and Zanesville, OH. Click here to contact one of our offices and get help obtaining oversize permits, trip & fuel permits, route surveys and pilot cars.
Besides oversize permits, what other services does WCS offer?
WCS Permits offers oversize/overweight permits, superload permits, logistics consulting, pilot car dispatching, trip & fuel permits, UCR fees and DOT number filing services and equipment sales. We manufacture Oversize load signage and other truck safety and pilot car equipment which ships nationwide from our Los Angeles, CA shop. Our wide range of equipment includes truck safety flags, height poles and safety apparel.
What are your hours?
We have five oversize permit offices nationwide to serve you. Our Eastern Headquarters is in Columbus, OH and that office is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – Noon. Our corporate office in Los Angeles, CA is open Monday – Friday from 6:15 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. For other office location contact us.
When do I have to obtain an oversize load permit?
Every state has different oversize load permits requirements. In each state, an oversize load permit is needed when a load exceeds a specific legal weight or dimension – height, width or length. WCS Permits understands what is considered overweight vs. legal weight, and what dimensions exceed each state’s standard requirements making an oversize load permit necessary for travel.