Superload Permits

Superloads

A superload, like an over-dimensional (oversize/overweight) load, exceeds a certain height, width, length or weight. What makes a superload different from an oversize load is that it can’t be broken down or divided to reduce its size. A superload transport involves extremely heavy and large equipment.

Superload permits, including superload coordination and route surveying is a complex task and WCS has a dedicated superload department so you can transport extremely heavy and large equipment safely at ease. 

With the help of WCS’ superload team, companies have moved some extraordinary loads from California’s longest and heaviest load known as “The Road Train” to a 340-ton boulder called “The Rock” (or levitated mass) to a space shuttle fuel tank as tall as a 15-story building. 

WCS provides the route surveys and logistics consulting for superload transports and works closely with state and local government to ensure safe and on time service. WCS will propose an alternate route for the superload when certain highways, roads and bridges are not adequate for the load transportation.

WCS keeps routing databases and works closely with state and local government to ensure safe and on time service. 

Very often, a traffic control plan needs to be followed to control traffic or re-route traffic along the superload’s route, including lane restrictions, closures, delay of traffic signs and flaggers. WCS will manage all of this from start to finish.