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How to Get an Oversize Permit in New York

Need an oversize permit in New York? Our New York permit FAQ has everything you need to know.   1. How long are oversize permits valid for in New York? Five travel days.   2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in New York? The legal limits in New York are as follows: Gross…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Oregon

Need an oversize permit in Oregon? You’ll find everything you need to know here in our Oregon permit FAQ.   1. How long are oversize permits valid for in Oregon? Ten days.   2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in Oregon? The legal limits in Oregon are as follows: Gross Weight: 80,000 lbs.…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Tennessee

If you need to get an oversize permit in Tennessee and aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place: our Tennessee permit FAQ.   How long are oversize permits valid for in Tennessee? Ten travel days unless the load is a houseboat, mobile home, site-built home or commercial boat, in which case…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Florida

If you’re looking for information on how to get an oversize permit in Florida, you’ve come to the right place: our Florida permit FAQ.   1. How long are oversize permits valid for in Florida? 10 consecutive days. Extension and revisions are granted, but must be a part of the original permit. The permit itself…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Texas

If you’re looking for information on how to get an oversize permit in Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Here are your most FAQs about Texas permits.   1. How long are oversize permits valid for in Texas? 5 travel days   2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in Texas? The legal…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in California

Looking to get an oversize permit in California? We can help. Here are the answers to the questions we get the most. 1. How long are oversize permits valid in California? 7 travel days. 2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in California? The legal limits in California can vary based on city or…

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Trucking by the Numbers: a 2018 Update

In the last few weeks, the trucking industry has been in the news more than usual … so we’ve collected the most interesting facts, figures and hot takes for you here. In August, the American Trucking Associations released their annual report on trucking industry trends. The report laid out a number of industry highlights, including:…

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The Midwest’s Best Truck Stops

Driving through the Midwest? Here are some of our favorite truck stops there. Be sure to check out the other posts in our Truck Stop blog series – so far, we’ve covered the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest!   TA Truck Service Location: Morris, Illinois How to Get There: I-80 & Route 47 (Exit 112B) What…

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New Trucking Jobs in the Short & Long Term

Just the phrase “the future of trucking” is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone connected to the industry. But that fear may be unfounded; according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, there’s good news: Trucking jobs are on the rise. In June of this year, the industry created 2,500…

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The Parking Problem

We expect that discussions about the fate of jobs in the trucking industry won’t be over any time soon. But in the meantime, there are some meaningful measures being taken to better conditions for truckers. A recent Bloomberg article highlights two issues that are all-too-familiar to most truckers: the limited availability of parking and the…

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The Best Truck Stops in the Northeast

We’re continuing our Truck Stop blog series with a few of our favorite truck stops in the Northeast. Check out our first post in the series to find the best places to stop in the Southwest.   Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop Location: Bangor, Maine How to Get There: Exit 180 Off I-95 What We…

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The Five Apps You Need on the Road

If it ain’t broke, why fix it? There are millions of apps at our fingertips in this digital world – and that can be a little overwhelming. With so many choices, sometimes it’s just easier to do things the old-fashioned way. But there are some apps that really make life easier. Here are our favorites…

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The Southwest’s Best Truck Stops

From Texas trip permits to oversize permits in Utah to superloads in Washington, we’ve spent more than 50 years helping truckers secure the permits they need. We’re not just permit experts, though; over the years, we’ve learned a lot about trucking life – including the best places to stop when you’re on the road. This…

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What Will Self-Driving Trucks Mean for Truckers?

The conventional wisdom about the impending automation of trucking is that self-driving trucks spell doom for truckers. Last year, Goldman Sachs estimated that at its peak, the self-driving trucks could mean losses of 300,000 jobs per year for the trucking industry. Similarly, the McKinsey Global Institute calculates that nearly 1.5 million trucker jobs could be…

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10 Tips for New Truckers

Are you new to the trucking industry? Whether you’re embarking on a trucking career or doing a one-time trip, here are some things to keep in mind before hitting the road. 1. Check the Weather The longer the trip, the more likely you are to drive through different – and potentially extreme – weather conditions.…

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Should Local Businesses Get Permit Discounts?

As any seasoned trucker or shipper knows, permit regulations don’t just apply at the national and state levels – they also exist at the local level. And while some jurisdictions change their regulations to comply with statewide rules, there are always exceptions. For example, earlier this year, Wills County, Illinois, increased its permit costs for…

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IRP 101: The Need to Know

In our last blog post, we gave you the scoop on when a temporary permit might make more sense than participating in the IRP. So what exactly is the IRP? Great question.   What Is the IRP? The IRP, which stands for the International Registration Plan, is a registration reciprocity agreement between the lower 48…

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When to Get a Temporary Trip Permit

If people use their experience driving personal vehicles around the United States as representative of how everyone runs the roads, they’re likely to have a distorted view of how complicated things can really be. After all, they never have to show any special permits, and their home state license and registration work in other states…

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Oversize loads vs. Superloads - What's the Difference?

Oversize Loads vs. Superloads: What’s the Difference?

Hauling a larger-than-usual load comes with its own set of challenges, both logistical and legal. But these challenges vary widely when comparing an oversize load with a superload. Let’s take the State of New York’s rules on these two classifications as an example:   1. Oversize Loads On state highways in New York, an oversize…

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5 Reasons to use a permit services specialist

5 Reasons to Use a Permit Services Specialist

You might be considering cutting costs by obtaining permits for your next haul yourself. It can’t be that hard to get trucking permits, right? Wrong – you could be subjecting yourself to a series of unnecessary hassles. The value of an experienced permit services partner is more than just convenience. It’s assurance. Check out these…

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