Your Guide to Driving an Oversized Load Through Indiana

Indiana’s state motto is “Crossroads of America,” which is due to the fact that Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. If you plan on traversing these highways with an oversized load, you’ll need an Indiana oversize permit. And The Permit Company is here to help.   The…

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6 Key Facts about Connecticut Oversize Permits

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is the home to a lot of firsts—the world’s first practical helicopter, the world’s first hamburger—and it was the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars. Today, you likely need no help with your license plate, but you may need assistance obtaining an oversize permit in…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Nevada

Between Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada is home to some of the best gambling in the U.S. But when it comes to obtaining oversize permits in Nevada, that’s no place to test your luck. Fortunately, The Permit Company is here to help. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck…

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Getting a Massachusetts Oversize Permit Before Your Trip

The city of Boston is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane. So, if you’re moving an oversized load through Boston, you can be part of the world’s largest transportation sandwich. But before hitting the road, you’ll need to obtain…

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How to Get an Oversize Permit in Alabama

If you’re transporting an oversized load through the birthplaces of Willie Mays, Hank Aaron or Nat King Cole, you’ll first need to obtain an Alabama oversize permit. Lucky for you, The Permit Company is here to help. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck permits, working directly with state…

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Understanding When You Need an Oversize Permit in Oklahoma

Need an oversize permit in Oklahoma? You came to the right place.   1. How long are oversize permits valid for in Oklahoma?  Single-trip permits are valid for five consecutive days.   2. What are the legal dimensions for loads in Oklahoma? The legal limits in Oklahoma are as follows: Gross weight*: 80,000 lbs. on designated…

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Everything You Need to Know About Colorado Oversize Permits

You can reach new heights when driving through Colorado—literally. Colorado is home to the highest paved road in North America, climbing up to 14,258 feet above sea level. To travel on this famous road, you’ll need a Colorado oversize permit, and The Permit Company can help. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize…

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Your Guide to Obtaining a Minnesota Oversize Permit

Home to the first Tonka Truck, water skis and roller skates, Minnesota is all about the fun and games. But before the fun begins, you need make sure you’re set to drive with a Minnesota oversize permit—and we’re here to help. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck permits,…

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Tips for Getting an Oversize Permit in Arizona

Driving through Arizona, you’ll have a much deeper connection to history than you might think. In 1968, the original London Bridge was dismantled, shipped and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. So drivers can now cross the London Bridge without crossing the pond. Of course, to drive anywhere in the state you’ll first need an…

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Driving Oversized Loads Through New Jersey

The diner capital of the world, New Jersey is home to more than 600 diners—more than any other state. So no matter where you’re driving, there should be a great place to stop for a bite. But before you can cruise through the state, you’ll need to obtain a New Jersey oversize permit. If you…

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Learn About Michigan Oversize Permit Regulations

If you’re planning to drive to the car capital of the world, cruise over one of the longest suspension bridges in the world or zip through the first tunnel built between two nations, you’ll first need to obtain a Michigan oversize permit. If you need assistance obtaining a permit, we at The Permit Company can…

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Understanding Missouri Permit Guidelines

With six national park, 40 state parks, two major rivers running through the state and more than 6,000 caves, Missouri has tons of beautiful natural sites to visit as you’re driving through the state. But if you’re planning to transport an oversized load, you’ll need a Missouri oversize permit. If you need assistance obtaining a…

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Quick guide: Obtaining North Carolina Oversize Permits

When driving through North Carolina, you’ll want to turn on the radio to catch the music of up-and-coming musicians. John Coltrane, Nina Simone, and James Taylor are just a few of the legendary musicians from North Carolina. And though none of these artists wrote a catchy song about obtaining a North Carolina oversize permit, we’re…

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Snapshot of Pennsylvania Oversize Permit Regulations

Drive through Harrisburg in Pennsylvania and you’ll cross The Rockville Bridge—the longest stone arch bridge in the world. But in order to cross this world-record-breaking bridge with an oversized load, you’ll first need a Pennsylvania oversize permit. And that’s where The Permit Company comes in. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize…

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The Facts About Georgia Oversize Permits

Gainesville, Ga., is the Chicken Capital of the World. But if you stop for a bite, steer clear of the silverware. In Gainesville, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork. It’s also illegal to haul an oversize load through the state without the proper permit. If you need to obtain a Georgia oversize…

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Guidelines for Driving an Oversized Load Through Oregon

When driving through the state of Oregon, you might notice that it’s quiet—eerily quiet. Oregon has more ghost towns (more than 80) than any other state. But even ghost towns require you to carry a permit if you’re transporting an oversized load. If you need help securing an Oregon oversize permit, we’ve got you covered.…

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Florida Oversize Permit Fact Sheet

Whether or not you choose to make a detour to set your eyes on the Atlantic, you’ll need to obtain a Florida oversize permit—and we at The Permit Company want to help. The Permit Company takes the hassle out of obtaining oversize and overweight truck permits, working directly with state and local agencies on your…

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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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