Office of Traffic and Safety - OOTS (Part 7)

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Team

This team supports internal and external customers on safety regulations, industry practice, and federal grants:

  • implements program strategies based on crash data.
  • coordinates efforts of the Maryland enforcement agencies involved in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan, and the Size and Weight Safety Plan.

Truck Weigh and Inspection Team

The Truck Weigh and Inspection Team manages the truck weight and inspection stations. The team manages programs improving truck operational safety and traffic.

Technical/Accounting Team

This team provides technical support to Hauling Permits Team, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Programs, Truck Weigh and Inspection Team and customer service to external customers for programs in the Motor Carrier Division:

  • runs the Automated Hauling Permits System.
  • oversees accounting and technical issues with the Hauling Permit unit.
  • handles daily transactions, payments, invoicing, and bonds for all Hauling permit customers.

Hauling Permit Team

The Hauling Permits Team processes oversize and overweight permits for various types of vehicles and loads traveling through Maryland. This team provides information to the carriers and the public. Team members check for errors in routing and correct them. The permit is then processed and issued to customers.

This team also issues permits for excessive size and weight (from 110,001 lbs., 16’W, 16’H). Permits require direct contact with State agencies (District Engineer, Bridge Department, Maryland State Police, and Toll Facilities). Approval takes from five to ten business days.