Transportation Cabinet to host Kentucky’s first oversize/overweight hauling forum
Tailored to educate specialized carriers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2008) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced plans for an educational forum on oversize/overweight hauling – the first of its kind in Kentucky.
The forum, scheduled May 8 at the cabinet’s central office building in Frankfort, will be held in the evening – beginning at 5 p.m. EDT – to accommodate business schedules.
The forum is hosted by the cabinet’s Division of Motor Carriers, which issued more than 100,000 trip permits for specialized carriers in 2007.
“This will be a great opportunity for anyone who works with oversized or overweight loads to become more familiar with all the departments in the Transportation Cabinet that deal with specialized carriers,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Prather. “We also want to offer some insight into all the processes that are involved with providing service to that portion of the trucking industry.”
The forum will cover all the procedures for obtaining annual and single-trip permits. Safety measures will be addressed, and participants can bring themselves up to date on Kentucky laws that apply to oversized loads.
“All participants will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the Transportation Cabinet who can make their jobs as carriers a lot easier,” said Commissioner of Vehicle Regulation Dan Glass. “Everyone from farmers to manufactured housing dealers will find something beneficial at this event.”
The training has been tailored to the interests of specialized haulers such as mobile home movers, house movers, heavy equipment haulers, and house boat haulers. Fleet managers, dispatchers, escort services, terminal managers and operation managers also are encouraged to attend.
There is no registration fee and registrations can be faxed to 502/564-6403. Walk-ins are welcome. Those arriving early will be offered a tour of the Transportation Cabinet building, beginning at 4:15 p.m. EDT.
For more information about the forum visit http://dmc.kytc.ky.gov/owod/