Issue Brief

Any oversize or overweight (OS/OW) vehicle or load using a roadway requires an Oversize/Overweight Permit to operate. Depending on the distance and route used to move the vehicle or load the number of required permits can become extensive. These costs increase the price of bids placed for jobs as well as increase the planning time and operating time needed to complete moves and lifts within the industry.

SC&RA Working Positions

SC&RA is actively pushing for harmonization of state permit providers and polices as well as a modernization of automated systems to better serve the industry  SC&RA also engages with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and its 4 regional groups (the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO), the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO), the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) and the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASHTO) to advocate for the needs of member companies. In 2016, Members have enjoyed several wins in more than twelve states, including weight limit increases, online permit request processes times being improved, and more routes being made available for travel. SC&RA has also established a minimum request of states to allow 23,000 Thousand pounds on a single axle, 44,000 to 46,000 thousand pounds on a 2-axle tandem, 60,000 thousand pounds on a tridem, 80, thousand pounds on a quad and a to be determined weight on a trunnion/dual lane trailer and harmonization between states on other weight requirements are met. In addition, SC&RA has developed template configurations representing 5 to 13 axle combinations.

Latest Issue Updates

 Retirement & Resignation in PA & MA Permit Offices (12/12/2018) 
 UPT2021 Win: Missouri Makes Good On 80K Quad Auto Analysis (12/5/2018) 
 Texas to Increase Self Issue Permitting for OS/OW Loads & Cranes Within Certain Dimensions (12/5/2018) 
 Prepare Now for Hauling Superloads in Ontario Beginning Jan. 1 (11/28/2018) 
 WASHTO Joins MAASTO In Producing Website for Specialized Transportation Industry (11/7/2018) 
 CA Law Holds Shippers Jointly Liable (10/31/2018) 
 Four Common ELD Mistakes Fleets Make (10/17/2018) 
 Nevada Brings Home Additional $32 Million in Federal Transportation Money (10/10/2018) 
 Drivers: Keep This HOS Exemption Packet Handy (9/25/2018) 
 NJ Unemployment Tax Owner-Operator Exemption Gutted (9/25/2018) 
 NASTO Requests Participation in Survey (9/19/2018) 
 State Gets $80 Million Highway Windfall from Feds (9/12/2018) 
 Hot Tips on OS/OW Permits that can Heat Up Your Business (9/5/2018) 
 SC&RA Discusses Challenges with Illinois Transport Officials (9/5/2018) 
 45 States Add Construction Jobs through July (9/5/2018) 
 Massachusetts Study Shows Link Between Work-Related Injury and Opioid Abuse (8/29/2018) 
 More than $2 Billion in Funding Approved for Infrastructure Projects in California (8/29/2018) 
 New Jersey Targeting Trucks for Corporate Income Tax (8/15/2018) 
 New Changes to State and Province Permit Manual (8/15/2018) 
 New Withholding Requirement in Oregon (8/8/2018) 
 Indiana Increases Permit Fees (7/25/2018) 
 UPT 2021 Missouri Success for Automation (7/25/2018) 
 SC&RA Continues Canadian Collaboration for Harmonization (7/18/2018) 
 America’s Top States for Business: A Scorecard on Economic Climate (7/18/2018) 
 Connecticut DOT Increasing Over-Dimensions Permit Allowances (7/11/2018) 
 SC&RA Advocacy Produces Win in Indiana (7/2/2018) 
 CA IFTA Rate Going to 70 Cents (6/27/2018) 
 Oklahoma Passes Bills on Tandem Weights as Advocated by SC&RA (6/27/2018) 
 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Announces $11 Billion Infrastructure Plan (6/13/2018) 
 Update on Ontario’s Certified Superload Escort Program (6/13/2018) 
 Feds Continue to Examine Maximum Gross Weight Allowance in Excess of 80,000 LBS (5/30/2018) 
 Ontario to Require Pilot Car Certification (5/23/2018) 
 SC&RA Advocates for Texas Mobile Crane Rules; Comments Encouraged (5/16/2018) 
 MEMBER ALERT: Tennessee to Halt OS/OW Permit Applications for 6 Days (5/16/2018) 
 State & Province Permit Manual Touts New Feature (5/9/2018) 
 Florida Enhances OS/OW Permitting Policies (5/9/2018) 
 UPT2021 Bolstered as Automated Permitting Listed as Top Priority by FHWA (4/4/2018) 
 NY Court of Appeals Enforces Contractual Privity Requirement in Additional Insured Endorsement (4/4/2018) 
 SC&RA Offers Details on UPT2021: OS/OW Harmonization Initiative (3/28/2018) 
 Wisconsin’s Auto Issue Thresholds Increase (3/28/2018) 
 SC&RA Launches Uniform Permit Transport 2021 OS/OW Permitted Weight Harmonization Initiative (3/27/2018) 
 SC&RA Submits Requests to CVSA Regarding OS/OW Permit Loads & Escorts (3/21/2018) 
 US DOT Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States (3/21/2018) 
 North Dakota Highway Patrol Launches Phone App (3/14/2018) 
 PA Court Upholds IFTA Assessment (3/7/2018) 
 South Carolina Calls for 3-State Pilot Program for CDLs Under 21 (2/14/2018) 
 Maryland Expands Weekend/Nighttime Permit Movement (1/17/2018) 
 Big Win in Texas for Specialized Transportation (1/2/2018) 
 Hear Troopers’ Perspective on OS/OW Enforcement at the Symposium (12/20/2017) 
 SC&RA Lauds Wisconsin Bill; Projected to Save Industry Millions of Dollars (12/20/2017)