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Several states have shared information that will have an impact on Specialized Carriers, read for more information!


The Delaware permit office is currently working on the development of an automated permit system.  More information on the new system will be available as the project progresses, the estimated release date will be at least a year away.


A new version of ITAP (Illinois Transportation Automated Permits) will be released by the end of the year, a trial period is scheduled to begin next month.  More information on the updates will be coming soon.  As a reminder, a permit issued by the Illinois permit office does not cover travel on local roads, a separate permit is required.  While routing Illinois permits our consultants will reach out to the carrier contact for permission to obtain any local permits required, we urge you to agree to letting Permit America obtain these permits for you.  Travelling on a local road without proper permission can lead to traffic hazards, damage to roadways and in most cases heavy fines.

If you are not a current customer and need assistance in obtaining local permits in any state, please fill out our new customer application. Any questions on becoming a customer please reach out to Matt Kirby 866-573-7648 extension 238.


The Maine Department of Transportation is currently working to change the height requirement for pole cars to 15’ and higher, it is currently required at 16’1” and higher.  There is currently no date on when this could go into effect, we will provide updates as we receive them.  This change will have a significant impact on carriers, please keep this in mind when bidding future loads through Maine as you may incur additional escort fees.


Minnesota has released new language that goes into effect on July 1st, 2024.


Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 48a. Nondivisible load or vehicle. “Nondivisible load” or “nondivisible vehicle” means any load or vehicle exceeding the applicable length, width, height, or weight limits set forth in this chapter which, if separated into smaller loads or vehicles, would:

(1) compromise the intended use of the load or vehicle;

(2) destroy the value of the load or vehicle; or

(3) require more than eight work hours to dismantle using appropriate equipment.


Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.80, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4. Divisible load.

(a) A load that is not a nondivisible load on a vehicle or combination of vehicles must be transported:

(1) with the load reduced or positioned in a manner so that the transportation does not exceed the size and weight limits of vehicles under this chapter; or

(2) under a special permit authorized in this chapter for which the transportation qualifies.

(b) The applicant for a special permit related to a nondivisible load has the burden of proof as to the number of work hours required to dismantle the load.



Starting July 1st 2024, a new blanket permit will be available for Electric Utility Vehicles with 2 or 3 axles. This new permit will authorize travel for construction, operation of electrical facilities and infrastructure.


The Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee July 15-18, with the anticipation of higher than normal traffic there will be additional travel restrictions.  The Wisconsin permit office will release the restriction information once it has been finalized.  When scheduling/bidding on loads in this area please keep the upcoming restriction in mind as it could delay moves by several days.


Wyoming is in the final stages of releasing a new online permitting system that is estimated to go live on August 18th.  Permits under superload dimensions would be ordered through this new online system.  All permits for superload dimensions (greater than 18’ wide, 17’ high, 120’ long, and 160,000lbs) will still require approval from the permit office.

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