If you have an oversized load to move, oversize permits are required. These permits are provided to allow a freight carrier to transport vehicles and loads that exceed basic weight, height and length standards. The federal government doesn't issue oversize or overweight permits. Instead, each state handles the issuing of trucking permits for oversized loads.
State Standards for Oversize Permits
Each state may set its own standards for determining whether or not oversize permits are required. Often a load that exceeds a height of 13 feet, 6 inches, a width of 8 feet, 6 inches and a length of 80 feet is considered an oversized load. In such cases, you may not only need oversize permits, but also escort vehicles. Overweight permits may be required for loads that weigh over 80,000 pounds.
In-House Handling of Trucking Permits
At ATS Specialized, we've learned the permit requirements thanks to more than 55 years in the industry. Not only do we know what is required for moving your freight, but we also know how to secure trucking permits quickly. In fact, we have an in-house department that handles oversize, overweight and Super Load permits, getting your load out on the road as quickly as possible.
From a large, young fleet to overweight permits, we have you covered here at ATS. Contact us to discuss your heavy haul needs by phone at (800) 668-5652, by fax at (320) 255-7419, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also available to discuss your specialized haul needs by phone at (800) 328-2316 or by fax at (320) 255-7494.