Do I need to arrange for permits and escorts for my freight?
Generally your carrier is responsible for arranging permits and escorts for all over dimensional freight and that will be included in the cost. The most important thing for you to do in this instance is to insure that your carrier or freight broker knows the dimensions, size and condition of the freight that might trigger the need for a special permit or an escort. This should be noted on the bill of lading as well. If you neglect to provide the information be prepared for some hefty charges from the carrier or to not have your freight moved.
Carriers will arrange for permits and escorts through a variety of permit agencies and different permits are generally required depending on the states the load will travel through. These types of permits are called regulatory compliance permits are generally acquired from companies like T-Chek or Comdata.
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