Things To Consider With Obtaining An Oversized Vehicle Permit

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If you make a living driving a truck, it is super important to know the rules and regulations that are going to keep you safe but also keep you from getting citations. This list is not going to be an all-inclusive list of what you should know when obtaining an oversized vehicle permit but rather give you a few good ideas to keep in mind. It is going to be very important that you review your truck route and understand the different laws of the different states that you travel through. No matter where your route takes you, here are three things to keep in mind when it comes to oversized vehicle permits. 

You Can Obtain One Fast, But It May Take Longer Than Expected 

Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to obtain a permit. You do not want to be in a rush to get the permit only to find that you are not going to be able to get the permit on time. Depending on your route, you may be able to get one very quickly, but it may also take much longer than expected. If you are going to be traveling across state borders, in may take longer to obtain the permit. Just make sure that you give yourself a few days in advance to be prepared for an unexpected delay in obtaining the permit. 

There Are Federally Mandated Maximum Specs

You should know that the federal government and the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways has mandated that the maximum gross vehicle weight is 80,000 pounds. There is also a 20,000 pound single axle limit, and a 34,000 pound tandem axle weight limit. If you know that you are going to be pushing these limits it is best to change something about the load.

Never Put Yourself Or Others At Risk

Companies today are very good about safety. Often safety is the main concern when it comes to driving. Make sure that you never put yourself or anyone else at risk when it comes to being behind the wheel. Obtaining a overweight truck permit does take some time, and it can be a hassle, but it is for your own good. You also need to be sure that you understand that others are relying on you obtaining these permits. Do the right thing and always think of others and yourself when you are behind the wheel. 

To get started, contact a company like Central Permits, Inc.


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