UPT2021 Win in North Carolina with Fully Automated Permit System

- By the end of 2020, North Carolina will become the 37th state to begin issuing single trip Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) permits. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has developed the new automated permitting system “in house” through its IT division. Officials expect to begin beta testing the new system within the next few weeks with the complete system to be launched to the public no later than the end of 2020. While no specifics have been released, its anticipated NC will initially auto issue most routine permits with the plan to eventually auto issue some superload permits in the future. This has been the practice of many states as they implement fully automated permit systems for the first time.    
 
Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT2021) is an SC&RA initiative to establish harmonization between all 50 states by the end of 2021. Two of the primary goals for UPT2021 are to encourage all states to allow minimum weight thresholds, and to analyze and issue permits via automated permit systems, 24-7. Upon implementation of North Carolina’s system, only 13 states remain without any auto issuance capabilities of single trip OS/OW permits. Those states include Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wyoming. Some of these states are presently giving strong consideration to implement automation. For more information, contact Steven Todd.

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