The AASHTO Subcommittee on Highway Transport (SCOHT) is committed to ensuring the safe and timely transport of commodities intended to provide disaster relief in advance of and following a major disaster or emergency. Often these commodities result in the trucks carrying them to be in excess of the maximum allowable weight and length for travel on the U.S. interstate highway network.

Federal law authorizes States to issue special permits for trucks carrying commodities in excess of weight and length limits and that are not easily dismantled or divided (non-divisible), to move on the interstate highway network. Such commodities may include large generators and modular homes.  Divisible loads remain subject to maximum allowable tolerances.

Recently enacted Federal legislation (MAP-21) now extends a State's authority to issue oversize and overweight special permits for interstate highway travel to include divisible loads of certain emergency relief commodities headed to other States that have been declared a national disaster area under the Stafford Act.

Motor carriers moving these goods must contact each State along their route to secure the appropriate permit and route information to ensure the safety and integrity of the infrastructure system remains intact.

Below is a list providing status information for motor carriers moving relief commodities.  Motor carriers may contact Chris Smith, AASHTO at 202-957-6430 or John Nicholas, FHWA at 360-485-3503 for assistance in obtaining permits during non-business hours.

STATUS REPORT FOR HURRICANE SANDY - 7 NOV 2012

STATE STAFFORD ACT​ PERMIT OFFICE​ PHONE​ STATUS​ EXECUTIVE ORDER
ALABAMA ALDOT Overweight/Oversize 800-499-2782​
ALASKA Alaska Division of Measurements 907-365-1200​
ARIZONA Motor Vehicle Division
ARKANSAS Highway Police Oversize and Overweight 501-569-2381​
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT YES Connecticut waiver​
DELAWARE YES Delaware DOT​ 302-744-2700​ Delaware waiver​
D.C.
FLORIDA
GEORGIA Expediting​
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS Illinois E.O.
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY Kentucky E.O.
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND YES Commercial Vehicle Operations SEE WEBSITE​ Maryland E.O.
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN​
MINNESOTA​
MISSISSIPPI​
MISSOURI​
MONTANA​
NEBRASKA​
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE YES OS/OW Permitting 603-271-2691
NEW JERSEY YES NJ DOT 609-530-6089 HOS/Fuel Waivers​ NJ.PDF
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK​ YES ​NY Permits 888-783-1685​
NORTH CAROLINA​ Oversize/Overwight Trucking 888-574-6683​ North Carolina E.O.
NC Amended OS-OW.pdf
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO​
OKLAHOMA​
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA​ YES Hauling Permit Information Penn. Declaration
RHODE ISLAND​ YES
SOUTH CAROLINA​ Oversize/Overweight Permits​ 877-349-7190​ Expediting​
SOUTH DAKOTA​
TENNESSEE
TEXAS Expediting​
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA YES Commonwealth of Virginia DMV 804-497-7135 Virginia Emergency supply waiver
Virginia FEMA mobile home waiver​​
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA YES
WISCONSIN​
WYOMING
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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