Transportation Topics recently reported that the Idaho Transportation Department received legislature approval for a rule change that paves the way for a statewide permitting system for oversize loads.

The Senate Transportation Committee approved the proposal that will now allow the state department to issue oversize permits for all commercial trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds. The program is opt-in, so not all jurisdictions have to take part.

The ruling stems from a 2016 legislation approval, which opened Idaho’s commercial state system to oversize loads weighing up to 129,000 pounds.

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