In Vermont some towns have their own ordinances regarding special permits. Contact the local town Road Agent or Town office. Read more here about weight restrictions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To: Trucking community
From: Vermont Truck & Bus Association
Re: U.S. Route 4, Vermont Statutory Restriction
The generally permitted length of vehicles with trailers in the State of Vermont is up to 75 feet in length.
It has come to the attention of the Vermont Truck & Bus Association, through members who have been ticketed, that the following restriction is in effect and being enforced:
Title 23, VSA, § 1432. Length of vehicles
(c) Operation on U.S. Route 4. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, vehicles with a trailer or semitrailer which are longer than 68 feet but not longer than 75 feet may be operated with a single or multiple trip overlength permit issued at no cost by the Department of Motor Vehicles or, for a fee, by an entity authorized in subsection 1400(d) of this title on U.S. Route 4 from the New Hampshire state line to the junction of VT Route 100 south, provided the distance from the kingpin of the semitrailer to the center of the rearmost axle group is not greater than 41 feet.
The Town of Woodstock, Vermont, is particularly strict in enforcing this permit, even though your truck and trailer would be legal without a permit anywhere else in Vermont.
FAILURE TO OBTAIN THIS FREE PERMIT MAY RESULT IN A FINE OF $300.00 FOR A FIRST OFFENSE, $600.00 FOR A SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, AND $800.00 FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PERMIT: (802)828-2064
The US Department of Transportation has issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency under 49 CFR 390.23. The Declaration is for 38 states and grants emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations with some restrictions, and includes the transportation of fuel products into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions.
Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your truck.
Pursuant to 49 CFR Section 390.23 and Vermont Title 5 VSA 2101, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles declares that an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of home heating fuels (fuel oil, propane) within the State of Vermont. Under certain guidelines, there is an exemption for Hours of Service.
This Emergency Declaration will remain in effect through January 9, 2018 at midnight. Please be advised that this will be reviewed after seven days to determine whether the Declaration of Emergency needs to amended or rescinded at that time.
The Declaration is attached. Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your vehicle
Pursuant to 49 CFR Section 390.23 and New Hampshire RSA 266:72-a, the New Hampshire Department of Safety declares that an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, gasoline and foodstuffs and the repair of utility outages within the State of New Hampshire. Under certain guidelines, there is an exemption for Hours of Service.
This Emergency Declaration will remain in effect through January 19, 2018 at midnight.
The Declaration is attached. Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your vehicle.
Weekly CMV Report week of November 12, 2017
2017-03 – Display of GHS Labels on Bulk Packages Created: Sept. 21, 2017
Summary This Inspection Bulletin provides guidance on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) pictograms or labels and their display on bulk packages while in transportation. Background Questions have arisen as to whether the GHS pictograms or labels may be displayed (but are not required) on bulk packages while in transportation. The following is an example of GHS pictograms displayed in conjunction with and in proximity to a placard, marine pollutant mark and ID number on a tank: The GHS pictograms are the two square-on-point graphics with white backgrounds, black symbols and red borders.
Full Bulletin Attached
Webinar on Updated Inspection Bulletins to be held November 1, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00
More than 70 percent of all freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Moving 10.5 billion tons of freight each year requires more than 3.4 million trucks and about 3.5 million truck drivers. But if you plan to celebrate in the traditional style tomorrow, you have to give a nod to the real heroes of Thanksgiving: turkeys and truckers.
When Americans sit down to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast we will consume a whopping 44 million turkeys. Personally, I will account for one 15-pounder.
We will reopen the office November 27, 8:30 am.
Safe travels to all of you and enjoy your time with family and friends.