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Attention iconOverweight loads for Motor Carriers

On non‐interstate roads only, motor carriers hauling vaccines, antivirals, prescription drugs, protective equipment, other necessary medical assets, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, other household goods, agricultural supplies and commodities (including, but not limited to, livestock, raw milk, and crop supplies), or any other goods and supplies necessary to respond to this public health disaster and its economic effects may exceed the weights listed in Iowa Code 321.463 by 12.5% without a permit, so long as they don’t exceed 20,000 pounds on an individual axle, and their total weight does not exceed 90,000 pounds. Trucks are still required to obey posted bridge restrictions. This expires July 25.

On interstate roads only, trucks hauling divisible loads of the same materials listed above may operate on the interstate with a gross weight over 80,000 pounds when operating under a special permit issued by Iowa DOT. Permits will be issued for free and only for loads related to the public health disaster. Permits can be obtained by visiting our website at: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/motorcarriers/Oversize-Overweight-Trip-permits. Please select the emergency interstate permit on the application page and fill in your truck details to obtain your free permit. This expires July 25.

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Get permits for oversize and overweight vehicles along state owned routes only. This includes Interstate, US, & IA routes. Permits for local or city routes should be obtained from those respective agencies.