Oversize quoting

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  1. Homebrew

    Homebrew Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know of, or use a good quoting website or even software that you just plug in dims and weights, to and from, and it helps quote with permits, routed miles......etc?
     
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  3. Edgar2191

    Edgar2191 Light Load Member

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    I don't know about websites but I use a local office for trucking stuff plates, permits,and ifta
     
  4. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    so many variables dims , weight , time of year , how far are you deadheading. is it a slight oversize or something that needs pilots, pole cars, bucket trucks, route survey ? theres a difference in a 12 wide and a 18 wide a few inches in height can also make u change ur game plan

    we all have different idea of what a good rate is. I might be stoked to get x amount of dollars on a load and someone else might not be impressed and vise versa
     
  5. Homebrew

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    Of course everyone has a different idea of a good rate, what I'm looking for is some software or a website where you can get at least all of the permit costs, travel restrictions, escort info.....etc, rather than going to each state, something to save a little time, that's it. If there isn't any, fine, I'll just keep doing it the way I have been. Someone somewhere along the way has had to have had the same idea, there are large trucking companies that have it, trying to see if it is available for the small and midsize companies, so that we can come up with quotes ourselves rather than rely on someone else, at least a ballpark rate gives the opportunity to negotiate with some figures as a guideline.
     
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  6. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    I don't rush to quote if im not familiar as it will bite me in the ###. I go on to parker pilot cars or oversize loads .com they have a guide line but I jump on the states website or call to confirm requirements so I don't underquote something
     
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  7. 315wheelbase

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    no such software or website,,,too many different factors as well as changing fuel and cost.
     
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  8. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Yea nothing worse than not knowing the permit costs plus if you need county permits and pilots for each and every state
     
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  9. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    ohhhh and for the record, there are a lot more reliable and knowledable sources here. I just shared my opinion w u.
     
  10. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Oh and don't forget to add in your office costs for ordering permits, calling different outfits for different issues that come up with oversize lds.
    Like 281ric stated their are other people who can give better info here on this board
     
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  11. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    As a start for requirements by state search for permit manual from SCRA. It will give a state by state breakdown for axle weights, pilot car requirements and in some cases permit cost.


    WCS permits website has links to a spreadsheet to help you with costs.

    None of these will help you with county or city permits. A good permit service can help buy until you get a route you won't know which you need for the most part. The caveat being if you have run the route multiple times like some of the CA guys - then you will have a good idea.
     
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