Permit Extensions

Permit extensions allow OSOW carriers to prolong the number of days a permit is valid.  Some states issue an extension on a single trip permit, but some require the carrier to refile the permit.  The permit extension process can be much quicker than refiling a permit.  Refiling a permit may require the carrier to start the application process over behind all new permits, whereas an extension progresses quicker because it is not a new permit subject to the scrutiny and analysis required for new permits.  The number of days that a permit could be extended and the reasons for the extension vary between states.  Many states reported that extensions were issued on a case-by-case basis, with weather and mechanical problems being the most-cited reason for granting an extension.  When a state responded that it allowed extensions on a case-by-case basis, the research team classified them as allowing extensions.

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Permit Extensions Allowed