You might be considering cutting costs by obtaining truck 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 five reasons why using a permit services specialist is the right call for your next haul:
1. Complicated Permit Landscape
If you’re an old hand at moving freight in your neighboring state and think you can go through the same channels in a new state (or in Canada) to obtain trucking permits, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. States have their own sets of regulations regarding weight limits, weight-per-axle limits and size limits – and they vary widely. From what designations apply to your haul to which roads you can use, this information won’t always be easy to come by. A permit services specialist can navigate the complex regulations of each individual state and help deliver the permits suitable for your specific haul – without the headaches.
2. Potential Lost Time and Business
Say a multistate haul is coming up, and you need superload permits. You’ve promised a certain date for delivery. Then you run into a snag in an unexpectedly complicated permit process, and you miss that deadline you initially gave. Your business could take a hit, and your time certainly will. Don’t put yourself in that position. In some cases, we can procure the proper trucking permits in a matter of hours while you focus on other important matters. Your time is valuable, so let our permit expediting services preserve it.
3. Potential Lost Money
This one is self-explanatory. While the services of permit companies aren’t free, there’s nothing quite as hard to stomach as money wasted on fines and penalties from an improperly permitted load. That’s money down the drain, and completely avoidable. Because regulations do differ so widely, it’s crucial to make use of expert help to ensure you’re dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. No one likes a ticket.
4. Risks to Your Business from Noncompliance
Fines aren’t the only penalty that unintentional noncompliance with trucking permit policies can bring. There’s a real risk to your business when noncompliance becomes an issue: the suspension or even revocation of permits, moving forward. Sure, permitting services might be an upfront cost, but think of the cost of all that missed business because a state you were planning on driving through has suspended your permit privileges.
5. Access to Expert Help for Your Whole Trip
As oversize truck permit specialists, we aren’t just there to get you the permit and disappear. We’re in the logistics business, too. From experienced escort services for your oversized loads to route guidance for any locale, we’ll help you get where you need to be safely, and on time. Give us a call at (800) 359-9407, or fill out our online permit form to see how we can help you.