Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2009
Sen. Bryce Marlatt
New Law Creates Oversize/Overweight
Annual Permit for Truckers
Beginning November 1, trucking companies will finally
be able to purchase oversize and/or overweight annual vehicle
permits to replace the current permits which have to be requested
with each delivery. The new annual permit was created by House
Bill 2054, which was recently approved by the Governor. Sen. Bryce
Marlatt is the Senate principal author of the measure.
“Our state has needed these permits for some time now because
our current permitting system isn’t working. Currently,
companies are having to call and request a permit for every delivery,
and our state permitting offices simply can’t keep up with
the demand,” said Marlatt, R-Woodward. “Having an
annual permit will help our companies save time and money, which
will ultimately benefit their customers through cost-savings.”
The Department of Public Safety will only be able to issue the
annual vehicle permits for the movement of oversize or overweight
loads that cannot be reasonably dismantled. The loads cannot exceed
twelve feet in width, fourteen feet in height, 110 feet in length
or 120,000 pounds. Loads exceeding these limits will still require
individual load permits.
Other states like Texas and Louisiana currently offer annual permits.
Oklahoma’s annual permit will be modeled after Texas’,
which costs $4,000 a year. The permit will be nonrefundable and
will not be replaced if lost, misplaced, damaged or destroyed.
For more information contact:
Sen. Marlatt's Office - 405-521-5626