MoDOT Allowing Heavier Truckloads to Combat Coronavirus

In response to Governor Mike Parson’s executive order declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation is allowing for heavier-than-normal truckloads of supplies and equipment to travel on Missouri highways in the direct effort to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat the effects of the coronavirus.

This includes shipments of livestock and poultry.

Under the weight allowance, private and for-hire motor carriers are allowed to haul up to 100,000 pounds as long as their trailers are at least 53-feet long.

The allowance remains in effect through April 30.

MoDOT is also temporarily suspending all Missouri international registration plan and international fuel tax agreement trip and fuel permit requirements, including fees, for vehicles not currently registered for interstate travel in Missouri during the declared COVID-19 emergency.