Are there any good Apps or software for heavy haul permit mapping?

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  1. Nelcon41

    Nelcon41 Bobtail Member

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    So i am actually a dispatcher for a heavy duty tow truck company, and i was tasked with trying to figure out a efficient way to map out a heavy haul route for doing permit runs. Does anyone know of anything that might be helpful? Thanks.
     
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  3. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    no app.simple- laminated atlas and write on wipe off pen... easy peasy, cheap, and every truck needs an atlas anyway.
    besides if you get a route you need to look it over before you roll anyway or bad things can happen. like looking for a rt# in pittsburgh. and finding ones self in the wrong lane on a bridge. and rolling a tire off on the jersey barrier because long pipe in the wrong lane is not good....
    map books are your friend...
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    The Op is talking about something totally different
     
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    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Unless I am on a totally different concept,
    A permit route is written by the state, you could put points into a gps manually or you could just look at a map book. What possible benefit is there to buying a whole software app? Either way you input the route you are given...
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I assume OP means before ordering a permit, wants to know about restrictions, etc.....
     
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  8. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    She is right, I dont think what he is talking about exists.
     
  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    All/most heavy haul companies have the software......Its the same software Combat/WCS permit companies have. I just don't know how to get my hands on it.
     
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    Also there is a thread about a gps for oversize loads on here somewhere....
     
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  11. OldW900AOwner

    OldW900AOwner Light Load Member

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    You can do all the wishful OS route mapping you want till the cows come home...in the end it's the individual states permitting dept. that decides how you go...
     
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