As a state that relies heavily on agriculture, oil, and gas industries to power its economy, Oklahoma receives a tremendous amount of pressure from the trucking industry because of the number of trucks that travel throughout the state. The number of oversize/overweight trucks requesting routes and permits from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has grown substantially during the past several years. The state legislature met with ODOT and determined that improving the routing and permitting process for oversize/overweight vehicles was a primary issue. After considering software from a number of vendors, ODOT selected Intergraph’s Automated Routing for Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) Vehicles application.
Intergraph’s OS/OW application integrates information pertaining to bridges, construction projects, turn movements, roadway characteristics, and temporary restrictions – such as lane closures – with the network to safely and accurately route vehicles through the highway system. Our automated approach focuses on potential problems and hazards that would prevent safe passage of the vehicle.