Missouri adds truck waivers to aid Oklahoma storm recovery

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Missouri has adopted a federal hours-of-service waiver for truckers hauling emergency relief to tornado-damaged parts of Oklahoma.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has temporarily suspended fees for oversize-overweight permits, IFTA fees and IRP fees to help out with the relief effort.

Carriers and truckers hauling medical supplies, food, fuel and other emergency relief to parts of Oklahoma damaged by tornadoes must carry a printout of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s emergency declaration in order to qualify for the waiver. The FMCSA declaration will last through June 15 according to the agency.

To qualify for the oversize-overweight waiver in Missouri, a carrier must supply the make, model, license number and serial numbers for the power unit and trailer, commodity information, origin and destination, dimensions and axle weights and spacings to MoDOT, at 800-877-8499 or 573-751-7100. After hours, the contact numbers are 573-291-4517 and 573-291-4853.

As previously reported, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is not allowing oversize-overweight loads on certain highways in the Oklahoma City area. Interstate 35 has reopened between I-240 and OK-9, but the following roadways were closed on Thursday, May 23:

SW 119th Street/NW 12th Street between I-44 & I-35 – both directions.
SW 134th Street/SW 4th Street between I-44 & I-35 – both directions (OK-37).
SE 134th Street/SE 4th Street between I-35 & 77H – both directions (OK-37).
SW 149th Street/SW 19th Street between I-44 & I-35 – both directions.
OK-77 between JCT OK-77/West Franklin Street to West Lindsey Street – both directions.

Check with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s size and weights division for updates by clicking here.

See related story:
Waivers granted for tornado relief supplies headed to Oklahoma

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