An oversize permit is a document obtained from a state, county, city or province (Canada) to authorize travel in the specified jurisdiction for oversize/overweight truck movement. In most cases it will list the hauler's name, the description of the load and its dimensions, and a route they are required to travel. They may be obtained from the transportation department/agency of the issuing jurisdiction or from a company specializing in transportation permits, called a permit service.
Notable Permit Services:
- Mercury Permits - www.mercurypermits.net - Mercury Permits is a full service transportation permit service serving clients throughout the United States and Canada.
- Permit America Inc. - www.PermitAmerica.com - Permit America specializes in Permits and Pilot Cars for the US and Canada. Permit America offers a large variety of permit types including State, City, County, Region and Annual permits. The turnaround time varies between permit types. Permit America also offers various resources such a state closings and an online estimating tool.