Release date: March 26, 2020
At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced a two-week extension for overweight permits that allow truckers to supply grocery stores impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approximately 50 fleet permits were issued, representing thousands of trucks carrying vital goods and supplies throughout Wisconsin. The permits had been set to expire March 28, 2020. The new order from the governor grants a two-week extension. An updated permit with the new end date (April 11, 2020), along with a copy of the new declaration, will be sent to the permit holders.
“Truckers across the country are hard at work to keep grocery shelves in stock, and we want to do everything we can to help,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “The number of these permits in use shows tremendous demand, and I want to thank everyone involved in this effort.”
New applications for the permits can be made here: COVID-19 Permit Information and Application Instructions. More information is available at: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/mtr-car-trkr/osowgeneral.aspx.
Permits issued by WisDOT authorize the operation of any vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight up to of 88,000 pounds. A permit may only authorize weights not more than 10 percent greater than the gross axle, gross axle combination, or gross vehicle weight limitations under Wis. Stat. §§ 348.15.
Permit applications can also be submitted by completing the information below and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to (608) 264-7751 Attn: COVID-19, or mailing it to Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Maintenance, P.O. Box 7980, Madison WI 53707-7980.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs