Ohio Department of Transportation will soon be adding new functionality to the Ohio Hauling Permit System (OHPS).
This new functionality will be specific to loads greater than 225,000 lbs. for a trial period and later will encompass all overweight loads in Ohio. This functionality should increase the speed of issuing permits and will also provide some new self-issue abilities for certain vehicles.
The system will go live for the reusable bridge studies on 10/06/2020 at 4:30 pm
Here are some more specifics and benefits of the updates:
- Bridge study IDs are for loads weighing 225,000 lbs. or more (will have for loads weighing less soon)
- Permits will self issue with a valid Bridge Study ID and will not require office review
- Bridge Study IDs are valid for 30 days, you may use up to and including the 30th day. (expiration date of the permit does not matter)
- Bridge Study IDs can only be used if the following apply: Same company name, same route, same weights, spacings and overall length. Width and height can be the same or less than what was approved originally.
WCS Permits will continue to communicate with the state of Ohio to fully understand the benefits of the new system with the hopes of improving permit turnaround for customers.