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Here comes the 2016 oversize trucking season!

Here comes the 2016 oversize trucking season!

Finally, it looks like the 2016 heavy haul and oversize trucking season is beginning to start. While freight volumes are still on the low side we can tell by the consistency of loads being posted that the season will start very shortly. This won’t come soon enough for many companies as the 2015 oversize trucking season was very short lived with freight volumes extremely low. Economic indicators for 2016 look fair as the wind power industry continues forward with its expansion (although not as big as in previous years). That’s not to say it’s time to go trailer shopping just yet but it does look like we should have a decent year. While the heavy haul trucking industry certainly needs a boost, the oversize trucking industry needs it terribly bad with so many other companies dependent upon oversize freight in order to operate. Companies like the entire pilot car industry as well as specialized equipment manufacturers that cater to and service the industry. Over the past few decades we’ve learned that the pilot car industry can be very flexible as well as resilient and can recover from freight shortages pretty quickly considering. Whereas the heavy haul industry suffers much longer from a short term financial blow as equipment costs add so much more money to a companies operating costs and overhead.

Freightliner tractor for equipment transporting.

So what do we think about 2016 and freight volumes?

In general we think 2016 will be a difficult year for this area of the specialized trucking industry. While we’re not predicting record breaking highs in freight volumes it is our general thought that 2016 will bring some much needed relief as existing construction projects are already on the table. Companies that wish to have this work will need to brush up existing advertising as well as create new avenues.

Here are a few noteworthy items about 2016 freight volumes:

  • Existing wind energy jobs in WY, KS, OK and East TX will continue. However, quite a few projects are now being built in other parts of the world as well as sea. This hurts us as far a wind energy equipment shipping goes.
  • This is an election year and consumer spending is down so far. Another issue is the candidates. Nobody is real certain where the candidates will be as far as decision making once someone is elected. You know just as well as us these candidates will say anything to get elected but once in office have a whole new story. It’s hard for companies that create huge projects to forecast what their capabilities are for new construction projects. So not a lot is expected to hit the table for this year. This hurts us as well.
  • The US has too many heavy equipment surplus items that need to be sold. That heavy equipment will come up in the auctions this year so shipping from the auctions to the ports will be good in 2016 with the over all freight volume getting some help from this area.
  • The US government has a huge inventory of old surplus airplanes and parts in the Arizona desert. Much of this equipment will be sold this year which will also help the over all freight volumes.

It’s going to be another tough year folks. The companies that will earn the most money in 2016 are the ones that are advertising savy.

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Pilot cars need to relax

Pilot cars need to relax!

There’s no doubt about it that the winter time is hard on a pilot car company. This is one reason why pilot car companies need to be wiser with there money when they do have it. Put that money away for the lean season. When winter time and the early spring months come, you’re going to need it!

the slow time of the year

Right now is a very busy time for us. From ad campaigns to developing software and making sure all of our carriers are happy we’re just flat out busy right now. In the midst of this one can’t help but to notice a few things.
As every year the pilot cars have it real tough at this time of the year. It appears that everyone is running (in every direction they can run) and most are unsatisfied with their results with the exception of the true veterans of the industry. We’ve had pilot car companies sign up in the dead of winter this year only to demand a refund within 30 days or so. Our basic service is $4.16 a month! When there’s no freight running there simply isn’t any. This is the equivalency to shooting your company in both feet (at the same time). One thing to consider is we’re not a brokerage supported website nor do we wish to perpetuate the industry in this direction. Our objective is to connect pilot car companies direct with carriers – not people skimming nickels and dimes (per mile) in a unregulated industry. While we don’t support freight brokerage either at least they are required to have a bond and a Federal MC#. Frost laws, the economy and what we refer to as “chaotic theory” all play a factor in determining freight volumes. This year is no different than any other and the official “boom” will happen sometime between the first of May and as late as the end of June just as it does every year.
Prepare for the slow times of the year.
When a pilot car company (or any company for that matter) is stressed out and having a hard time and decides to leave a company as heavily armed as WideloadShipping (online for almost 15 years, top of the search engines, has the trucks doing business on site and takes almost 2 million hits a month during peak months) because they are frustrated during the slowest months of the year they are like any other human being. They are going to think thoughts like “oh, they don’t like me as I quit using them” or “i’m embarrassed because I acted poorly in an email I sent to them” or even worse think they actually got ripped off. Whatever the scenario for $4.16 a month there is no way under the moon and the stars a company can go wrong on a deal like that for more than 20 reasons but here’s a quick 10:
  • You’re getting your name in the marketplace cheaply.
  • Not only that but ask yourself why are the trucking companies here?
  • Our site has so much history it is a trusted site.
  • We place exceptionally well in all related terms so customers can find you.
  • If you have your own website just the link from ours to yours is worth over $300 a yr.
  • Again, as far as popularity you are also connected to your Facebook account.
  • You are linked to your Twitter account.
  • You are linked to your Google account.
  • You are linked to your Google+ account.
  • You are linked to your YouTube account and can show your videos.

This is just a few of the more positive items rambled off real quickly. If we wanted to brag it wouldn’t be very hard. The point is, we offer a very affordable value oriented service and if just one company get’s left behind in all of the years of effort we have put into the heavy haul and oversize trucking industry we are not doing our jobs properly.

As far as pilot car companies are concerned it certainly isn’t where our company get’s it’s bread and butter for sure. Count the pins in the map then just assume each customer has a premium account (which they do not). You will quickly see this is a labor of love and we do it for our carriers, not financial gains as the money just simply isn’t there folks.
If you are one of the companies that has had a hard time with the new pilot car system you can rest assure we are not harboring any feelings towards you and if anything are looking for your presence so we can service our carriers. Send us an email so you can get your account back on track and learn how the system can work for you. Even if you don’t prefer to live post at least get your permanent home base pin is in its proper location and your listing not only looking good but reading well also. Save your money, be smart with your spending and add a few years to your life by relaxing. This slow time too shall end.

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Louisiana oversize trucking permits.

Louisiana oversize trucking permits.


Louisiana oversize trucking permits. Cheap and easy – DIY.

oversize trucking permits as well as over-weight

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Ordering oversize trucking permits just got a whole lot easier in Louisiana. Over-weight too, save big money!

If you are looking for a way to cut costs for your oversize trucking company then you have stumbled on to a gold mine as far as information is concerned. Ordering oversize and over-weight trucking permits has never been easier. Let us explain why. Since internet technology is advancing rapidly state offices (in this case the Louisiana DOT) are not missing a beat in order to cut spending costs. If you have a computer program that can automatically approve a oversize trucking permit instead of a paid employee then you are saving big time money. That is exactly what state offices are doing. So these days it’s just as easy to order a trucking permit directly from most states as it is from a trucking permit company. Something that private permit companies aren’t exactly jumping at the opportunity to share with you. In fact, if you have previously hauled a oversize or over-weight load in or through the state of Louisiana then you are already set up with the state. The permit company forwarded all of your information to them already. You stand to save thousands of dollars in operating costs by issuing your own trucking permits.

You can have quick and easy trucking permits cheap in just a few hours.


Thats is correct! All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you will be dealing with the state DOT for oversize and over-weight trucking permits directly. You will have to add more spoke to the wheel now in booking your loads but the amount of money you will save your trucking company will make it worth it. For dealing with the Louisiana DOT trucking permits office direct here all you need to do.

  1. Determine if you want a single trip or yearly trip permit and download it from this webpage.
  2. Fill out the permit form then call them at 800-654-1433 or 225-343-2345 6am to 5pm.
  3. Kick back and relax a whole team of professionals is working to get your trucking permit approved.

While the Louisiana DOT permits aren’t as easy as other states you have to admit that wasn’t so hard. In time you will get used to it and be on your way to saving your trucking company money that can be delegated elsewhere. If you would like to share this page you can click the big green button above. If you would like to leave comments please use the form below to do so. We thank you for visiting our website.

Indiana oversize trucking permits.

Indiana oversize trucking permits.


Indiana oversize trucking permits as well as over-weight permits are super easy!

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Now more than every is easy for trucking companies to obtain over-weight and oversize trucking permits directly from the state DOT office.

If you’re looking for ways to cut spending and save money for your trucking company this about doing your own trucking permits and saving money. With technology advancing more and more every day state DOT offices are figuring out ways to cut spending costs as well. That means using technology. In other words if you are having a permit company file your permits for you it’s probably a service that you don’t need. The old esoteric methods of obtaining oversize and over-weight trucking permits aren’t needed anymore. With automation a computer can decide if a load needs to be flagged because it’s too wide or tall rather than a state employee on a salary. Something that trucking company permit providers aren’t bursting at the seams to let you know. All they do is simply forward all of the information that you have to type in to provide them with so they can get the permit to the DOT. You have to enter the information anyway, why not simply do it with the state and save your money.

You can get set up with the state of Indiana in just a few minutes and order oversize and over-weight permits whenever you need them.

It’s easier than you might think and can save your trucking company thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. Not only can you do this with the state of Indiana but you can do it with almost every other state in the USA and Canada as well. Simply follow a few steps and you are on your way to saving BIG TIME!

  1. Simply create a (OSW) account with the Indiana state DOT  office by clicking here and it only takes a few moments.
  2. You can login to your OSW account here and create your OS/OW application.
  3. Relax and find something else to do and they will take care of the rest for you.

Now if that isn’t one of the easiest ways to save your company thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars what else is left? Trucking companies today simply don’t know about this yet as they are too busy running their own company. It takes a little more effort but it’s worth it in the long run for the savings. If you’d like to share this page with others simply click the green button. If you’d like to share some of your knowledge with our other readers simply use the form below to do so. We thank you for visiting our website.

Illinois oversize trucking permits

Illinois oversize trucking permits


Illinois oversize and over-weight trucking permits. Do it yourself – DIY easy!

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Filing for Illinois oversize and over weight trucking permits is VERY easy. Read below and find out how to your trucking company thousands of dollars.

If you are looking for a way to cut your bottom line on operating costs then have a look at how much your company is spending on buying trucking permits. Now compare that with how much each state charges to issue a trucking permit and your sniffing in the right direction. You’re loosing a lot of money. Back in the day before all of this technology having a permit company made sense. However in this day and age it doesn’t. Ultimately you have to get every scrap of information to the permit company in order to obtain it. Why not simply give this same information to the state DOT office and deal with them direct and save yourself thousands of dollars in processing costs? It’s just the same but requires you getting used to giving just a little more time before you dispatch your truck or back it up depending on your position with the company you work for.  State DOT offices have now picked up on the fact that technology saves money. So, if you have a computer doing all of the work for you then you can save huge amounts of money on man hours which is good for everyone involved. It’s really easy to do in Illinois as they have a system called ITAP (Illinois Transporation Automated Permits) which works like a charm and is easy to use.

You can have your oversize or over-weight trucking permit approved quickly with the new Illinois DOT ITAP system.

The Illinois Transportation Automated Permits system is very user friendly and easy to get set up with. All you need is your DOT number and insurance informations as well as truck and trailer registration information and you are on your way to getting your new account approved We can show you how to get set up to get permits for your oversize and over-weight shipments as well as your permits in three simple steps.

  1. Register your trucking company for an account with the Illinois DOT here by choosing your desired username.
  2. You can login to your ITAP account here in order to apply for your oversize and over-weight trucking permits.
  3. Kick back and relax! A whole team of professionals is processing your request!

Now is that too easy or what? Ordering Illinois oversize and over-weight trucking permits yourself from the state DOT is a breeze! You will save plenty of money over the course of a year and some even over a month. If you would like to share this information simply click on the green button above. If you would like to leave comments for our other visitors simply do so below. Thanks for visiting our website.

Hawaii oversize load permits


Hawaii oversize trucking permits for oversize and over-weight shipping help – DIY.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Hawaii.

With the economy being as tight as it is every company, not just oversize and over-weight trucking companies have to look for areas that they can cut spending in. We’ve found and identified such an area and it’s with oversize and over-weight trucking permits. With technology rapidly advancing state offices are too. Many DOT offices have learned that automation saves money as with the permit business now as well. While not all of them are up to speed many are and most all have streamlined their trucking permit processes. What this means is that it isn’t real hard to obtain the proper permits for shipping oversize and over-weight freight so why not deal directly with the state yourself and save money? While Hawaii oversize trucking outfits don’t have to worry about crossing multiple states they can still benefit from the technology that has advanced in these modern times by do it yourself trucking permits.

We can show you how to start obtaining your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits in just a few clicks.

With the Hawaii DOT office of transportation processing a low volume of trucking permits for oversize and over-weight shipping the need for a online permitting system is not as crucial in saving man hours but that still doesn’t mean it a hard this to do. In fact, you can start ordering your own permits today in as little as two steps but let’s call if 3 just for the fun of it. It goes like this:

  1. Print up the application and fill it out. You can do that here.
  2. Fax it in to the number on the application as soon as you have filled it out.
  3. Relax and do something else as your permit is on it’s way to being approved by a state team of professional.

So, there’s really no reason at all to worry about paying someone else to so something for you that you do most of the work anyway. Don’t you have to provide all of this information to the company you currently use for trucking permits anyway? Please share your comments below with our other viewers and help pass it on.

Delaware oversize trucking permits


Delaware oversize and over-weight trucking permits – do it yourself – DIY easy!

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Delaware.

If you are looking to cut some major costs on your trucking companies bills you don’t have to look very far. Trucking permit companies almost lead trucking companies to believe that they are the only official providers of trucking permits endorsed by whatever state you need them from. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anybody can order oversize or over-weight trucking permits and state DOT offices are making it easier and easier to do. With technology advancing like it is these state offices are realizing that if they build an online trucking permits system that they can save thousands of man hours in dealing with trucking permits thus saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars each year which is good for everybody all the way around. With this new technology comes ease of use for the customers. Some thing your trucking permit company is not real eager to tell you about as that’s their lively hood and it’s a big industry. You figure if you are hauling a small piece of equipemt across 10 states that pays $6,000 to the truck and your permit provider charges you a processing fee of $30 to $60 per state to simply transfer the information you gave them to a piece of paper that’s as much as 10% of your total line haul! If you got the shipment from a broker, there’s another 10% and if you are factoring or advancing fuel you are in real trouble. So why not get in the habit of filing for your own oversize and over weight trucking permits? It’s getting so easy to do why would would any company pay someone else to do it? Getting oversize and/or over-weight trucking permits in the state of Delaware is as easy as 1,2,3. Let us show you how easy it is to do.

You can start filing for your California oversize and trucking permits today!

Yes it’s absolutely true and it’s easy. You can be set up and ordering your oversize and overweight trucking permits directly from the state of Delaware just like you do from your current permit company with the same amount of work you are doing now, except you get to keep the extra dough you’d be forking out on their processing fees. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to do.

  1. Read a little information about the new Delaware online trucking permit program.
  2. Fill out the application online so Delaware DOT can create a self issue trucking permit account.
  3. Login to your account and get your own trucking permits here.
  4. Kick back and relax as a team of professionals are approving your permit as you read this.

Now that makes plain old fashion good sense. You give the same information to the state as you would the permit office. You save the permit companies “processing fee” and you are now dealing with the state direct to get your oversize and over-weight trucking permits. You are saving your trucking company thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars every month or year in operating costs.

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Colorado oversize trucking permits

Colorado oversize trucking permits


Colorado oversize trucking permits for oversize and over-weight shipping help – DIY.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Colorado.

In this day and age trucking companies need to save every little bit they can and one place that we see where there is plenty of room for savings in in the oversize and over-weight trucking industry. Need help getting started? Well we can show you exactly how easy it is to get oversize and overweight trucking permits on your own. Many states are learning the it is much cheaper for them to simply create and automated online system that will enable people to enter their own information. This is what the trucking permit providers are not going to tell you as their lively hood depends on you calling them. But if their jobs don’t require the amount of work it used to then it is time for the American trucking companies to wake up and get with it. In most states ordering over-dimensional and over-weight permits is easy and your company stands to save thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars by issuing your own trucking permits.

You can start filing for your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Colorado today!

That’s absolutely right. Colorado DOT is still a little behind the curve meaning they don’t have an online trucking permit system implemented yet BUT they do have a easy to print permit application that you can simply fill out and fax back to them. They will debit your card just like a permit provider company but it will be much lighter on your bank account if you do it yourself. Infact, most trucking permit companies charge anywhere from $30 to $60 for an oversize or over-weight trucking permit in Colorado state. Ordering a permit is as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. First you may wish to read the Colorado DOT rules and regulations.
  2. Print and fill out this transport permit application.
  3. Fax the completed application to the number at the top of it.
  4. Kick back and relax. A whole team of professionals is getting your trucking permit approved.

Is that easy or what? Why pay as much as another 10% of your line haul for trucking permits? All it takes is just a few moments of your day and you can save thousands of dollars and even more. Oversize and over-weight trucking permits are a breeze when you do it yourself and you save! If you have any ideas that can help other trucking companies file their own trucking permits please share them with out other viewers by leaving your comments below.

California oversize trucking permits


California oversize trucking permits – DIY.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for California.

Looking to save some big money? Well you certainly can. Your trucking company can save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars every year by ordering their own oversize and over-weight trucking permits which is getting easier and easier by the day with technology growing so rapidly. State permit offices are rapidly switching to new automated systems as they are much easier to manage and operate. This saves the state huge money which is good for everyone involved. Oversize and over-weight permit companies aren’t shouting this out the windows either as they are making hand over fist every time another trucking company picks up the phone and orders another trucking permit. In reality their jobs just keep getting easier and easier. Especially if they have an automated online permitting system. Then they need less people as well and their profits go higher and higher but at the expense of American trucking companies. Today there’s really not a whole lot of need for oversize and over-weight permit providers as it’s quickly becoming a item of the past. With the exception of a few states that are rapidly catching up with the curve and getting their permitting systems online and on board.

You can start filing for your California oversize and trucking permits today!

That’s right! Ordering oversize and over-weight trucking permits is as easy as 1,2,3 and we’ll show you how to not only get it done in California state but about 43 other states as well. In order to start ordering your oversize and over-weight trucking permits yourself from the CALTRANS DOT permit office simply follow these directions.

  1. To create an online account (STARS) which includes a routing system download and follow the directions on this form, then  call 916-322-1297. After you have created you STARS account they will have you email your info to the address on the application.
  2. They email you back your login information and away you go….This is preferred as you can route your own loads.

OR:

  1. Print the application and fax it to: 909-388-7001
  2.  Kick back and relax, a whole team is processing it and it won’t take long to hear back!

If you have any information you would like to share with others seeking to process their own oversize or over-weight trucking permits in the state of California please leave your comment below.

Arkansas oversize trucking permits


DIY Arkansas oversize trucking permits.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Do it yourself oversize and over-weight trucking permits for Arkansas.

 

There is plenty of ways to save money in today’s tough economy. One way to do that is to cut down on overhead. No, we’re not talking about coasting down hills to save on fuel (although we saw a TV program where that worked pretty good) but we are talking about doing something that is getting easier and easier to do with today’s technology. Filing for your own oversize and over-weight trucking permits. State DOT’s offices all over the nation are realizing that technology is the way to go as the person in need is the one doing all of the input which requires less man hours for the state in processing which is good for everyone all the way around. So instead of like the old days where you had to deal with a whole lot, these days you just have to deal with just a little bit. Any states have turned to their own private online oversize and over-weight permit management systems like the state of Arkansas. All you have to do is call in and let them create an account for you, login and start ordering your trucking permits yourself! Now, with permit agents charging a slick $30 – $60 bucks a state they aren’t going to tell you how easy it is. But it really is as easy as 1,2, 3. Let us show you how.

You can start filing for your Arkansas oversize and trucking permits today!

  1. Call the Arkansas oversize and overweight permit office: 501-569-2546 and set up an account.
  2. Click here to login to your account.
  3. Order your permits and kick back and relax!

Now that is the way to save money! Think about it, if you did that with 10 states you could save up to about $600 if you were ordering from one of the high end trucking permit providers out there. If you keep this up you might just be thinking about getting some new equipment next year, or hiring a driver or who knows what?

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