Foundation to fund permit study

25 April 2008

The SC&R Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant for a study to address how the lack of uniformity in state, county, and municipal permit requirements affects the specialized transportation industry. Thousands of municipalities in the US require separate permits, causing SC&RA members to lose time and money and risk non-compliance. The resulting fines and restrictions amount to millions of lost dollars annually for the industry.

A 50-state process was deemed overly broad in scope, so the study will target a state in each of three regions and explore official permitting processes of its counties and municipalities. SC&RA members will then have a tool to present to state and federal officials to show ways that lack of coordination among the permitting authorities results in duplicative, counterproductive, and burdensome permit requirements.

Coordinating the study is SC&RA Transportation Truck Permit Policy Task Force. The not-for-profit SC&R Foundation exists to benefit specialized carriers, crane, rigging, and millwrighting industries by providing education and specialized industry research.

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