Commercial Vehicle Operations News

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.​

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, LBerman@marylandtaxes.gov. 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.

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.

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 Haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov  orMdMotorcarrier@mdot.maryland.gov  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 www.roads.maryland.gov/cvo   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)
WAIVING REGULATIONS ADOPTED FOR MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION
We appreciate your patience during this time.