Motor carriers and trucking

This one stop shop provides you with all the information you need to work as a trucker in Wisconsin.

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  • Notice: Emergency load restrictions have been put into place on the Hwy 53 bridge and its approach roadways in Duluth. View the Minnesota DOT news release for more information concerning these restrictions.

  • Due to Emergency Orders #12 and #28, the Motor Carrier Services counter and the Oversize/Overweight Counter continue to be closed to the public until further notice. Staff are available to answer calls and emails and our online services remain unaffected.

    Please contact the Motor Carrier Registration Unit at (608) 266-9900 or irp-ifta@dot.wi.gov or the Oversize/Overweight Permit Unit at (608) 266-7320 or oversize-permits.dmv@dot.wi.gov.

  • Notice: Certain bridge weight restrictions have been updated for Emergency Vehicles. See this information sheet for more information about this change.

Online services

Motor carrier forms, publications, and videos

Interstate vehicle credentials (cross state lines)

Intrastate vehicle credentials (operate within Wisconsin only)

Both interstate and intrastate vehicles

Oversize/overweight vehicle permits

Commercial driver license (inter and intra)

Motor carrier enforcement and truck safety

Other publications

Freight movement (road, rail, water or sky)

Related links

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Motor Carrier Services
Email: irp-ifta@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (608) 266-9900