Get Auto Registration is available to assist in the application for and obtaining of D.O.T. permits for oversized vehicles or other vehicles that are not standard for the public roads. If you have a specialty vehicle, are transporting cargo or other large items, you’ll need this kind of permit to be on the road and doing so. These permits are issued by the California Department of Transportation and help oversee the safety of oversized vehicles in relation to other drivers as well.
Transportation permits are issued on a case-by-case basis and are typically relevant for commercial vehicles. These kinds of commercial vehicles can be anything from utility trucks, moving trucks, to cargo trucks or semi-trucks transporting goods. Since these kinds of vehicles not only require special licenses to operate, they also require special permits to use the road, ensuring that they are a safety hazard to other drivers and passengers in standard-sized cars. If you operate a commercial business that uses such trucks, you’ll need to apply for the right permit before your fleet can be out on the road safely.
Commercial Vehicle Permits
Commercial vehicle permits are obtained through the D.O.T. via an application form which can be downloaded from the department’s website or directly through us. We provide assistance in completing the form, assessing the vehicle that you’re applying for the permit for, and including your legal rights to driving the vehicle. Like with standard vehicles, you’ll need to provide driver information such as a license indicating the you’re suitable to drive such a commercial vehicle, what the vehicle is being used or transported for, and more. This information is crucial so that the department can keep adequate records on what kind of commercial vehicles are on the roads and to ensure that no one is transporting extremely dangerous or hazardous materials that could pose a threat to others on the public roads.
Oversized Vehicle Permits
Other oversized vehicles can include trailers, boats, tow trucks, and even busses or larger vans. These kinds of vehicles are usually moving people or heavy items, so it’s important that a permit allows them to legally do so and with correct liability in case of road accidents or accidents to those inside. Oversized vehicles can also include motorhomes or items that you’re towing such as livestock. We recommend seeking professional assistance through our team to ensure that you’ve applied or the right permit when doing so through the D.O.T., as we can provide assistance on the fees, weight limits, and size limits that each permit has for every type of vehicle.
Lastly, you’ll need the correct insurance coverage for your oversized or commercial vehicles if you want the department to issue your permit without issue. Typically, if you’re transporting people in busses or coaches, you’ll have to obtain insurance that covers their safety too. For other vehicles that are simply transporting cargo or items, there are insurance coverage plans available for commercial property that can help repair any loss or damaged items along the way.