MSDOT Waiving Truck Weight Fees and Permits

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is waiving weight permits and fees for certain commercial vehicles, allowing weight increases and temporarily suspending time restrictions for drivers. The steps will assist trucks delivering medical supplies and equipment including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as food, fuel and raw materials needed to manufacture essential items. Under the allowance, the maximum gross weight is 90,000 pounds on a five-axle commercial vehicle within a 51-foot outer bridge measurement and the maximum tandem limit is 40,000 pounds. The order follows guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s


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