Special permits, approvals, route research

The time consuming process of obtaining the approval from different road owners is what we do daily and for this reason, we have the road administrations of different countries on speed dial.
What does it take to apply for a special transport permit?
Accurate data, for a start. Measurements, turning circles, axel loads, trailer loads. Transport permit is a kind of an exam, which must be passed with flying colours, because mistakes mean standstills, fines and damage claims.