UPT2021 Uniform Permit Transport 2021
In March 2018, SC&RA announced an ambitious initiative – Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT2021) – to establish harmonization between all 50 U.S. states on OS/OW envelope vehicle configurations. 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.
This initiative pertains only to those loads defined by the Federal Government as “non-divisible” loads – SC&RA has proposed 11 envelope vehicle configurations that make up the majority of typical overweight permits issued by states in the U.S.