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

 America’s Top States for Business: A Scorecard on Economic Climate (7/18/2018) 
 SC&RA Continues Canadian Collaboration for Harmonization (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) 
 NY Court of Appeals Enforces Contractual Privity Requirement in Additional Insured Endorsement (4/4/2018) 
 UPT2021 Bolstered as Automated Permitting Listed as Top Priority by FHWA (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) 
 SC&RA Urges NYC Mayor to Reject Crane Bill (12/13/2017) 
 PA Court Rules on Net Operating Loss Restriction (12/6/2017) 
 State Announces Permit Changes Affecting Nighttime Moves, Counterweights, and Holidays (11/29/2017) 
 NH Mulls Toll Rate Increase; Action Needed (11/29/2017) 
 SC&RA Seeks Canadian Transportation Input (11/20/2017) 
 Planes & Cranes: One State’s Guidance (11/20/2017) 
 SC&RA, Members Meet with Ontario MTO Officials on OS/OW Permitting & Other Issues (11/15/2017) 
 SC&RA Represents Crane & Rigging and Specialized Transport Interests Abroad (11/15/2017) 
 SC&RA Meets with Michigan DOT and State Police (11/8/2017) 
 New Construction Starts Jump 14 Percent in September (11/1/2017) 
 Three Informative Webinars. Three Crucial Topics. Sign Up Today. (10/26/2017) 
 Permit Policy Committee Contacts States on Stacking Issue (10/12/2017) 
 Specialized Transportation Seeks Relief from State Line Inspections (10/12/2017) 
 Tell FHWA What You Think About OS/OW Permitting (10/5/2017) 
 2018 January Board and Committee Meetings Confirmed for Naples, FL (9/28/2017) 
 Connecticut DOT Launches New Online Permit System (9/28/2017) 
 Crane & Rigging Workshop Makes Record Attendance (9/28/2017) 
 Construction Industry Prepares for Recovery Work in Texas and Florida (9/21/2017) 
 Impact of Irma and Harvey Could Cost GDP 1/2 Point in Q3 (9/21/2017) 
 Hurricane Irma Jeopardizes Board and Committee Meetings Location (9/21/2017) 
 Crane & Rigging Workshop is Next Week! (9/14/2017) 
 Texas Temporarily Suspends Several Trucking Regulations (9/7/2017) 


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