Caltrans Now Allows Electronic Permits

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) now allows electronic versions of a transportation permits via their online system. All required accompaniments to the online issued permits may also be displayed electronically.

On September 10, 2019, the State of California – Department of California Highway Patrol issued a bulletin highlighting the change effective immediately.

Most oversize/overweight permits can be issued electronically via their online system – STARS2/RCATS. Any permits not issued by this system, including all variance permits and permits exceeding 11 axles, cannot legally be displayed on an electronic device. These permits must be printed and in a driver’s possession.

WCS has a number of permit agents that are savvy with STARS2/RCATS and work in the program daily.

The majority of states now allow electronic versions of permits and any required permit provisions. The full list of states with their rule on electronic permits can be found on the WCS website here.

The full bulletin issued by the state highlighting the Caltrans change can be viewed online now.

WCS Permits Can Help

As always, everyone here at WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is ready to help you! We keep all of our drivers and dispatchers as up-to-date as possible on all oversize travel closures and restrictions. 

If you have any questions, please feel to Contact Us Online now or call us at (888) 737-6488 to reach our permit department.