Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. 

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.

WCS Permits has 65 highly experienced transportation consultants ready to help with your oversize permits, superload permits and trip and fuel permit needs. We also have a dedicated east and west coast pilot car brokerage team.  

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. 

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.

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. We are proud to offer affordable permit service fees and pricing on all equipment. 

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.

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.