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When it comes to permitting and routing Oversize/Overweight vehicles,

you have to balance the safety needs of the motoring public,

protect your infrastructure, and meet the expectations of the commercial trucking industry.

All while maintaining a tight budget.

Intergraph's solution for automated routing and permitting for Oversize/Overweight vehicles

is key to successful Department of Transportation operations.

This web-based application lets truckers apply for and pay for a permit online 24/7

and receive a safe and efficient route through the highway system.

This is a demo of Intergraph's Permitting and Routing System implemented at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

We'll begin by logging in as a supervisor.

There are different roles in the system, so as a supervisor I have access to different dashboard or queues.

As an agent, I would only see the agent queue.

As a bridge engineer, I would only see the bridge engineer queue.

It also includes law enforcement and a third-party bridging company that Oklahoma DOT contracts with.

We'll start by applying for a permit.

A screen will pop up where you can enter the perimeters of the vehicle.

Here, I'll tell it which company I'm applying a permit for.

We want to use a single use permit of general type, using a tractor trailer.

And for this demo, we're going to use Oversize.

We could have an Overweight, or we could have an Oversize and Overweight.

So we'll start with our height, which is 13 feet,

our width, which is 14 feet,

trailer load, let's say it's 36, and the total length is 42 feet.

We'll state no overhang with the gross weight at 80,000, and then enter the Pike Pass Number.

Then enter the truck model, tag information, and then the truck unit number.

Now we'll enter the trailer information, such as model, tag number, serial number, and load description.

And that is all the information that we need.

Click "Continue" at the bottom of the form, and that will transfer all the information we just entered into the routing application.

Now, using those perimeters of the vehicle, we're going to define our route.

On the left, we've got our points of origin and destination.

We've got our vehicle dimensions.

And we've got the map.

So, what we'll do now is we'll search for a city in Oklahoma.

We're going to route from Enid, Oklahoma to Mustang, Oklahoma.

We can highlight Enid and then zoom into an area and use the map click function to locate our Point of Origin.

As you can see, by clicking on the map, we identified several points.

What we want to do is tell the system which one we want to use.

So, we pick that point, and notice that the arrow turns green.

We can also choose a different map layer, such as a Google Hybrid view,

and turn on the aerial photography and see what that looks like.

Now, what we want to do is enter an address for our destination.

So, we'll turn on the street address, and we'll key in a street address.

To ensure we have the correct address, we can ask the system to go ahead and locate that.

And as you can see, we have our point.

So now we'll generate the route.

The system prompts us if we want to avoid the interstates and turnpikes.

You can have different perimeters that will allow you to change the routing process.

As you can see, we've got a safe route here.

By looking at the driving directions, I see a couple of warnings that are indicated by these yellow arrows.

Here's a warning identifying a local street, and we need to locate our local authority.

You'll notice when we zoom back to the route, the system didn't take the most direct path.

It took a different path.

So what we can do is look at the restrictions that we violated and see why the system took a different path.

As you can see, we do have a restriction indicated here in red.

So, if you'll look, it's a width restriction of 8 feet.

If you look at our width up here, we're at 14 feet on our vehicle, so the system couldn't route us.

So that's why the system generated the path that was a little bit longer.

Again, it's a system designed to provide the safest route for these vehicles.

Let's generate our safe route again.

Now that we have a safe route, we can click the "Continue" button and apply the route to the permit.

We're going to say we would like the permit emailed to us.

We're going to pay for the permit through a Surety Bond that is set up for this company.

The system will also accept credit card, check, or cash as payment types.

As you come down, you can see which branch of the company it's being applied to

and change any information below as needed.

Moving down, we can see that our fees are applied.

Right here, you'll see that it says our Estimated Workflow is Auto Approval.

So now we'll click "Continue", and it will generate the permit document.

We'll click here to open the permit document,

and the carrier can now take this document, put it in his vehicle, and begin to move the load.

Intergraph's Routing and Planning System improves safety by ensuring trucks travel a safe route.

And since this is a web-based application,

agencies can apply for a permit anywhere at anytime.

It's a smarter workflow that allows truckers and DOTs to make smarter decisions.

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