More UPT2021 News: New York DOT Launches New ProMiles Permitting System

- Another state has launched a new permitting system helping to advance uniform permitting throughout the country, a goal of SC&RA’s Uniform Permit Transport 2021. New York State Department of Transportation fully launched its new permitting system, HOOCS (Highway Oversize/Overweight Credentialing System) this week.  This new ProMiles on-line system will allow customers to apply, route, and pay for OS/OW permits using an enhanced web-based application.  

“We are excited to release this to all customers and are confident that this will reduce the permit delays seen in the past,” said Thomas Golden, supervisor, Special Hauling Permit Unit, NY State DOT.  Golden explained that companies can receive an auto-issued permit up to 16’ wide, 13’-11” high, and 99’-11” long.  Weight is based on the “load effect” of the vehicle, not the gross weight.  This is based on the specific vehicle axle weights and spacings.  Anything with a load effect over 150% of an HS-20 vehicle requires a manual bridge review.  

The majority of permit applications can be auto-issued in this new system.  This system does include the ability to apply for both NYSDOT and NYS Thruway permits at the same time, and customers can apply for and received NYSDOT Divisible Load Overweight permits in HOOCS.   

Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT2021) is an SC&RA initiative to establish harmonization between all 50 states. Two of the primary goals for UPT2021 are to encourage all states to allow minimum weight thresholds, and to analyze and issue permits via automated permit systems, 24-7. More than 30 states presently use systems that auto-issue permits, in some cases greater than 16 feet wide and high and 250,000 gross pounds. The aim is to gain 100 percent compliance across the country by the year 2021.

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