answers to questions about using a taxi service

answers to questions about using a taxi service

Need An Overweight Permit? 3 Things You Need To Do

by Elliot Simpson

When you have an overweight or oversized shipment that you need to transport, the key is careful planning. You can't just rush the process; getting an overweight permit requires time and planning.

Figure Out Your Trip

Before you start applying for a permit, you need to figure out the details of your trip. You need to plan out the exact route you will take, including where you will stop for gas and food.

With an oversized permit, you need to carefully plan every element of your trip because some exits will not be able to accommodate your load, so you can't just get on and off the freeway whenever you want. You need to carefully plan how often you need fuel and when you will need to take rest breaks in accordance with federal driving rules. You must make sure there is space for your truck at every stop.

By having your trip carefully planned, you will increase the chance of getting your permit approved the first time.

Fill Out an Online Application

Second, it is time to ditch the paper application and apply online. When you apply online, you can easily provide all the details of your trip. When you complete your application, it will be submitted to the appropriate authorities to review right away.

You will get a quicker response as well in comparison to a paper application with an online application. Your approval will be posted online, and you will be able to access a copy of the application remotely; you don't have to worry about keeping perfect track of a paper copy.

Give Time for Your Application to Process

Third, you need to apply and allow your application time to process. The approval process is not automatic; they have to review your route and make sure your vehicle and infrastructure will be safe with the route you planned.

The approval process usually takes a few days and could take longer if lots of permits for different businesses are submitted all at once. It is best to apply for a permit as far in advance as you possibly can in order to ensure you get your permit and can leave on schedule.

When applying for an overweight or oversize permit, plan all the details of your route carefully, including meal and fuel stops. Use the online application portal for quicker approval of your application and submit your application as far in advance of your trip as you can. Employing these tips will help ensure you are able to stick to your desired schedule. 


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