Adjustments Continue in NC with OS/OW Permits; Holiday Travel Considerations

- As reported last week, the state of North Carolina has been experiencing some permitting delays due to its new Permit Information Management System (PIMS). The latest information is that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is authorizing travel for truck/tractor semi-trailer combinations with at least 51' of wheelbase hauling non divisible loads with weight up to 132,000 lbs. and/or loads with width 12 foot wide or less. Mover is not to exceed legal height (13'6"). Movers are not to cross posted bridges or travel on posted roads. Over width loads are to travel from sunrise to sunset only. This authorization is your permit for movement if you meet the conditions above until noon Friday, July 1, 2022.

The State is encouraging to use the time until Friday at noon to apply for permits needed for the week of July 5th and beyond. The office will be back to normal processes effective July 5th. Requestors can expect heavy delays on Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday July 6th. Heavy delays are normal after holidays. By law, holiday restrictions do not allow travel for overwidth, overheight or overlength permitted vehicle/vehicle combinations or vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs. will be authorized on North Carolina highways from noon Friday, July 1, 2022 until noon Tuesday, July 5, 2022.  For general questions, call 1-888-221-8166. For more information, contact Chris Smith.

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