Commercial Vehicle Operations

US Flag7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Phone: 1-800-543-4564

For AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY moves, contact our State Operations Center at 410-582-5650 or

Dave Czorapinski, Chief-
Josette Kaintuck, Hauling Permits Manager-
Tina Sanders, Technical Support Manager-  443-618-7108​

General Motor Carrier Questions: 1-800-543-456 or 410-582-5734
Hauling Permit Questions- 1-800- 546-6435, 410-582-5723 or 410-582-5727
Technical Support: 410-582-5724 or 410-582-5731

Commercial Vehicle Operations News

Memorial Day Holiday Restriction

No Moves from Noon Friday, May 22, 2020 until 9:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020.​


Dated March 18, 2020 are exempt from these holiday restrictions.

I-95 Wilmington, Delaware

​Wilmington, DE-The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the City of Wilmington are collaborating on a water line relocation project that began on Friday, May 8, 2020. Starting on Wednesday, May 13, I-95 northbound will be reduced to a single travel lane 24 hours a day in the area of the 10th Street bridge. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place until Tuesday, May 19.  Delays should be expected especially during peak travel times in the morning and afternoon. Motorists not destined for the Wilmington area are strongly advised to use I-495 as an alternate route during this work to avoid delays.
Once this work on the northbound lanes is completed, a lane reduction on I-95 southbound will be needed and a starting date will be shared as that information is finalized.
Additional information about this project can be found here.
View full press release at:

Alcohol Permits

​The Comptroller of Maryland Field Enforcement Division has implemented a temporary procedure for the issuance of alcoholic beverage transportation permits. It allows businesses to obtain conditional approval to transport alcoholic beverages into the State of Maryland. Any business seeking to obtain this approval must contact Lou Berman from the Field Enforcement Division at 443-336-4601, This temporary procedure will remain in effect until the state of emergency declaration by Governor Hogan related to the COVID-19 crisis has been lifted.

Notice to Commercial Vehicle Motor Carriers

Greetings from Maryland DOT, Motor Carrier Division, We hope everyone is in good health and staying safe.  During this time we want to ensure that your transportation needs are being met in relation to Motor Carrier Services.  As our office personnel are remotely working, please email any questions or issues that you may be experiencing that we may be able to assist with to  we are here to assist in any way we can.  I know with all the emergency declarations you may have questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Visit our website at   for any updates  ** Note the emergency permit is for DIVISIBLE LOADS ONLY.. not for everyday permitting, please continue to use the Single trip Special hauling for routine loads.  Also please consider making payments online to expedite credit to your account.  MD Emergency declaration ( please be sure to scroll down all the way down for the bridge exemption list)
We appreciate your patience during this time.

Inspections- Exceptional Hauling Permit

Notice:  Provisions of the Maryland Transportation Article, Title 24-113.2, requiring a level 1 or level 5 North American Standard vehicle inspection as a condition to either obtain a new or retain an existing Exceptional Hauling Permit for weight shall be waived for the remainder of the Governor's Executive Order regarding COVID-19 relief efforts plus 30 days.  Nothing in this notice shall relieve the permittee of their obligation for safe operation and equipment or required vehicle maintenance.

MD Executive Order-Vehicle Weight Limit Tolerance- COVID -19

M​aryland Executive Order- COVID-19 Vehicle Weight Limit Tolerance

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NOTICEExecutive Order - COVID-19 RELIEF- Vehicle Weight Limit Tolerance – Maryland is providing an across the board 15% tolerance to any statutory weight limit for loads of relief supplies and equipment.  Divisible load haulers who anticipat​e exceeding the 15% tolerance must obtain an Emergency Permit through our Maryland One hauling permit system for safety and route analysis.  These measures are applicable statewide on all roadways.   Contact with local authorities regarding restricted roadways under their jurisdiction is likewise required.  Haulers of non-divisible loads shall continue to obtain standard hauling permits as normally required. Any questions or if assistance is needed please email us at​​

Police Escort Information

POLICE ESCORTS-Per authority granted by the COVID-19 Executive Order on motor carrier transportation:
Effective immediately the weight requirement for a law enforcement escort will be for loads exceeding 200K pounds.  Width 16 feet, height 16 feet, length 140 feet will remain in place for now.
BALTIMORE CITY - also exceeding 200k pounds, HEIGHT-leaving the PORT of Baltimore will remain at => 15’H and coming into the PORT with 14’-6” in height will remain in effect for Police escorts required from Baltimore City .
This is to compensate for an anticipated reduced availability of personnel to accompany these loads.  Private escort requirements will remain the same and be reevaluated as necessary.  Loads requiring special maneuvering or otherwise determined by the hauling permit unit that law enforcement is necessary for safety will likewise remain in effect.​

Office Staffing

​Over the next several weeks our office will experience a reduction of in-house staff.  Please make use of email as your primary method of contact with our office to assist in appropriately directing your inquiries in an expedited manner.  Contact should be directed to and  We also ask that payments for permits be made online vs mailing in checks to expedite crediting your account.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

Compliance Outreach

Maryland Motor Carrier Division is offering FREE training to companies interested in regulatory compliance,  load securement, roadside inspection familiarization,  size, weight and permitting regulations.  Companies interested should email  with contact information.

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