Best Practices in Permitting of Oversize and Overweight Vehicles: Final Report
CHAPTER 4: INVENTORY OF STATE PERMITTING PRACTICES
For the purpose of this report, Automated Permit Systems were defined as systems which:
- Accept, analyze, process, and issue permits.
- Issue single trip permits for oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles.
- Issue OS/OW permits for width, height, length, and weight
- Are operational 24-hours per day, seven days per week.
- Operate on behalf of the State, without human involvement.
When asked to compare their permitting process both before and after implementation, State officials reported the following positive results after implementation:
- Improved accuracy of permits issued.
- Increased number of permits issued/revenue to State.
- Decreased permit turnaround time (PTA).
- Increased time for State permit office staff to devote to analysis, processing, and issuance of larger OS/OW permits.
The map in Figure 1 identifies the 30 States currently using Automated Permit Systems, 6 States in various stages of using Automated Permit Systems, and 13 States that have no imminent plans to use Automated Permit Systems.
Figure 1. Oversize/overweight automated permit system – self-issue, single-trip permits – U.S. data collected 2017.
Figure 2 shows 20 States that meet or exceed industry recommended, harmonized minimum thresholds for dimension and weight issued by Automated Permit Systems either provided by vendors or developed in-house.
Figure 2. Permit auto issue 14 feet wide, 14 feet 6 inches high, 110 feet long, 150K U.S.
Table 1. U.S. jurisdiction oversize/overweight auto issue thresholds is the U.S. jurisdiction oversize/overweight auto-issue thresholds. It displays the following:
- Maximum width, height, length, and gross vehicle weight thresholds for which the Automated Permit System will auto-issue single trip permits.
- Automated Permit System vendor name.
- Future plans, as reported by the State regarding the use of Automated Permit Systems.
|Jurisdiction||Auto/Self Issue||Width||Height||Length||Weight||Current System||Future Plans|
|AL - Alabama||
|Internal System||Ability to Auto/Self-Issue with Bentley System|
|AK - Alaska||N|
|AR - Arkansas||Y||14 feet||14 feet||90 feet||120K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|AZ - Arizona||Y||14 feet||16 feet||120 feet||250K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|CA - California||N||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|CO - Colorado||Y||14 feet||15 feet||110 feet||140K||ProMiles||Not at this time.|
|CT - Connecticut||N||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|DE - Delaware||N|
|FL - Florida||Y||16'||18 inches||150 feet||Tractor/Trailer -199K; Crane -140K||Internal System|
|GA - Georgia||Y||16 feet||16 feet||100 feet||150K||Promiles||Not at this time.|
|HI - Hawaii||N|
|IA - Iowa||Y||11 feet||14 feet 6 inches||120 feet||120K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|ID - Idaho||N||Internal System|
|IL - Illinois||Y||16 feet||17 feet||200 feet||299K||GIS Solutions / Bentley (weight analysis)||Local permitting option|
|IN - Indiana||Y||16 feet||3 inches less of lowest VC on route||110 feet||200K||Internal System||Indiana is exploring different options for an updated or new automated system.|
|KS - Kansas||Y||16 feet 6 inches||15 feet||126 feet||120K||ProMiles||Not at this time.|
|KY - Kentucky||Y||8 feet 6 inches||13 feet 6 inches||Legal||120K||Internal System||Current auto issue applies to Metal Commodity Single Trip and Annual Permits only. All other Annual Permits and threshold (to be determined) Single Trip permits will be available July 1, 2018. Bentley implementation is currently underway.|
|LA - Louisiana||Y||16 feet||15 feet 6 inches||125 feet||232K||Hexagon||Going live with new automated system December 2017.|
|MA - Massachusetts||N||ProMiles||New ProMiles system launched 2016, no auto issue yet.|
|MD - Maryland||Y||12 feet||14 feet 6 inches||90 feet||150,000||Bentley||Upgraded May, 2016|
|ME - Maine||N||ProMiles||New System expected by end of 2017.|
|MI - Michigan||*N *||Bentley||Not at this time.
* mobile homes only 16 feet W, 15 feet H, 150 feet L
|MN - Minnesota||Y||14 feet 6 inches||14 feet 6 inches||110 feet||36K tandem; 54K tridem||Bentley||New System RFP 2018, New System Implemented possible 2019.|
|MO - Missouri||Y||16 feet||16 feet||150 feet||160K||Bentley||18 feet W on interstate|
|MS - Mississippi||Y-Daylight Move Only||16 inches||15 feet 6 inches||120 feet||180K||ProMiles (pending)||ProMiles system to launch October, 2018 and will auto issue up to 20 feet wide, 17 high, 120 long and 190K gross.|
|Y - 24 Hour Movement||12 feet||13 feet 6 inches||99 feet||150K|
|MT - Montana||Y||18 feet||17 feet||150 feet||175K non-interstate, 250K interstate||Celtic||Dynamic Routing|
|NC - North Carolina||N||Bentley|
|ND - North Dakota||Y||18 feet||17 feet||200 feet||250k||ProMiles||Not at this time.|
|NE - Nebraska||Y||16 feet 1 inch||16 feet||150 feet||180K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|NH - New Hampshire||N||ProMiles||New System expected October 2018.|
|NJ - New Jersey||Y||No Trigger||15 feet||100 feet||250K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|NM - New Mexico||Y||16 feet||15 feet 5 inches||120 feet Trailer not greater than 90 feet||170K
(No axle width greater than 8 feet 6 inches)
|ProMiles||Not at this time.|
|NV-Nevada||N||No System||by 2017 250K; 12 inches W; 15 feet H; 110 feet L long|
|NY - New York||N||Internal System||New Promiles system spring 2018. Will self-issue permits up to 14' wide, 13 feet - 11 inches high, 99 feet long that do not need a NYSDOT Structures review.|
|OH - Ohio||Y||14 feet||14 feet 6 inches||No Limitation||159,999||Bentley||Upgrade being done.|
|OK - Oklahoma||Y||16 feet||15 feet||110 feet||200K; Weight – as long as they match OL-1 drawing;||Cambridge/ Intergraph||Not at this time.|
|OR - Oregon||N||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|PA - Pennsylvania||Y||16 feet||160 feet||201K||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|RI - Rhode Island||N||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|SC - South Carolina||Y||14 feet||13 feet 6 inches||100 inches||100K||Bentley||New Hexagon system to be released early 2018.|
|SD - South Dakota||Y||14 feet||18 feet||100 feet||130K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|TN - Tennessee||Y||16 feet||14 feet 6 inches||150K||Cambridge||Not at this time.|
|TX - Texas||Y||16 feet||16 feet 6 inches||110 feet||180K||ProMiles||Not at this time.|
|UT - Utah||Y||14 feet||14 feet 6 inches||105 feet||125K||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|VA - Virginia||Y||14 feet||14 feet||100 feet||115K||Bentley||Working towards future upgrade.|
|VT - Vermont||N||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|WA - Washington||Y||16 feet||16 feet||125 feet||200K||Internal System||Not at this time.|
|WI - Wisconsin||Y||14 feet||14 feet 6 inches||125 feet||250K||Internal System||Under consideration - 16 feet W, 16 feet H, 160 feet L, 270K.|
|WV - West Virginia||Y||16 feet||15 feet||150 feet||250K||Bentley||Not at this time.|
|WY - Wyoming||N||No System||Not at this time.|