It seems like today is the golden age of DIY (Do It Yourself). People want to save money, and DIY can be synonymous with savings. Take home repairs as an example: A burst pipe can be a huge, costly headache for a homeowner to deal with. If you happen to have the knowledge and expertise to deal with it, DIY home repairs can save you a lot of money. But when you’re trying to learn something specialized and you really don’t want an underwater living room, a DIY job is more of a recipe for disaster.
For every DIY success story, there’s a tale of heartache with a familiar plot: First, the DIYer will spend an enormous amount of time trying to do something themselves in the quest to “save money.” They’ll have trouble doing the job well, get too busy to give the job the attention it needs or find themselves unable to finish what they’ve started. At this point, they’ll end up hiring a professional. After this whole ordeal, they’ll realize that they should have hired a professional in the first place, and would have actually saved money doing so.
The moral of the story? Sometimes, you just need a professional. Choosing a trucking permit service to help with your hauls is a way to avert disaster when things are more complicated than simply moving from point A to point B. We know that it’s possible for our clients to obtain trucking permits for certain hauls on a DIY basis, and sometimes that makes sense. For example, if you haul heavy in Oklahoma on a regular basis, you’ve probably learned what kind of permitting that entails, know the roads and can get things arranged without too much fuss. But what if your next load is oversize? Or a superload? What if you need to drive through rural North Dakota, and you’ve never hauled there before?
Declining to hire a trucking permit service can mean exposing yourself to time-draining hassles. Permit-issuing departments have different procedures, policies and turnaround times in different states. What’s more, government-run websites aren’t famous for being the most informative and easy-to-use internet resource out there. You may be stuck calling a government office for help (and we all know how that can turn out). You’ve already got a job, and it’s not sitting on hold listening to elevator music.
Let’s say that you’ve done the research and obtained permits, and you find out three states into the haul that you have an improper permit. You may have earned yourself a tidy fine. Without the help of an expert permit services specialist, you’re also going to be running new roads with your oversize or overweight load without the help of a logistics partner who can create ideal routes that bypass problem areas. Poor-quality roads that narrow unexpectedly or are partially under construction can mean big trouble for heavy or oversize freight, and can damage your investment.
Luckily, helping you avoid these pitfalls is the whole reason we’re here. The Permit Company prides itself on making your haul happen without the headaches and fines, using years of earned experience and familiarity with the complexities of obtaining permits and hauling all around the United States (and in our neighboring countries, too!). Don’t get stuck in a DIY permit disaster that costs you money. Trust us with crucial hauls, and we’ll stick with you every step of the way.