MoDOT Motor Carrier Services Extends Overweight Waiver to Nov. 30, 2012
Motor carriers with waiver questions, please call MoDOT Motor Carrier Services at 1-800-877-8499.
JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT Motor Carrier Services is extending the waiver for some Overweight permits from Aug. 31, 2012 to Nov. 30 2012.
MoDOT will allow heavier than normal loads of corn and other crop silage and baleage to be hauled on selected Missouri highways. Private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight, however, the heavier loads are not allowed to use interstate routes or national defense highway routes.
Farmers who determine their corn, milo, hay and other crops will not bear a harvest often cut, chop and transform the plants into food for livestock.
Overweight permits are not required for these slightly overweight loads. All other traffic and motor carrier regulations that normally apply remain in place. This extended waiver is in effect from noon, Aug. 31, 2012 to Nov. 30, 2012.
While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:
A loaded, gross weight no greater than 10percent (10%) above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle
Transportation only within the State of Missouri
Drivers must obey all posted bridge weight limits
When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph) and must center the truck between two lanes of the bridge. The truck driver must yield to oncoming traffic, and
Travel on highways other than Missouri interstate and national defense highways - NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED ON MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS OR NATIONAL DEFENSE HIGHWAY ROUTES.
All travelers are advised to visit the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at http://www.modot.org/ for up-to-date road closure information.
For questions, call 1-800-877-8499 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.
National defense highways in Missouri include:
U.S. 65 - between Interstate 70 and U.S. 60 in Springfield, Mo.
U.S. 60 - From U.S. 65 in Springfield to U.S. 63 in Cabool, Mo.
U.S. 63 - From U.S. 60 in Cabool to the Arkansas state line
U.S. 71 - from Kansas City to the Arkansas state line
U.S. 50 and Mo. 23 - From Whiteman Air Force Base to I-470 in Kansas City
Mo. 17 and U.S. 63 - From Fort Leonard Wood to U.S. 60