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Missouri waives fees to haul oversize loads with hay

The Missouri Department of Transportation agreed to waive fees for oversize loads hauling hay. Missouri DOT waives fees on Hay Oversize Loads

Dry weather and feed demands are at the root of the decision by the Missouri DOT to waive oversize load fees through the end of the year.

Until December 31, 2012, there will be no fees for loads overweight or over-dimensional loads hauling hay. Holiday and any other travel restrictions will also be lifted through the end of the year.

Farmers can call WCS Permits to find out if their load meets the criteria to have any fees waived.

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No Travel on St. Jean Baptiste Day

The Quebec transportation office will be closed on Monday, 6/25 for St. Jean Baptiste Day. There will be no travel allowed either.

Business and travel will resume Tuesday, 6/26.

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Closures in Minnesota due to flooding

Due to record breaking rainfall in the Duluth-Superior area, roadways are seriously damaged in Wisconsin resulting in several closures closures.

The state has closed US-2 and US-53 at the MN/WI Line, as well as Wisconsin Highway 13 in Douglas County.

Wisconsin Highway 105 has been re-opened, but oversize/overweight travel is not advised.

Minnesota and Wisconsin will permit and/or authorize vehicles traveling into the flooded areas to assist in relief and repair.

STAY TUNED FOR STATUS UPDATES.

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Highway 75 bridge construction affects oversize permit restrictions

Monday, June 4 marks the beginning of construction to replace a bridge barrier on Highway 75, two miles south of Highway 7 in Montevideo, MN.

Oversize permit restrictions will be reduced from 12 to 11 feet as a result of the construction, and traffic will be reduced to a single lane, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Thruway Toll increase opposed by many

The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a toll rate increase of 45% for all commercial trucks, including oversize and/or overweight loads. NY Thruway toll increase proposed, which could affect oversize loads

Commercial truckers and business owners are opposing the proposed hike, as are New York local and state politicians.

NY State Assemblyman, John Ceretto says the hike may push truckers away.

The proposed increase is still in talks, and the Thruway Authority plans to hold hearings to discuss. At this point, there is no timeline as to when the increase would come into play if it was passed.

Commercial truck drivers and business owners are expected to share their concerns at these public hearings.

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Oversize load restrictions during Chicago NATO Summit

Due to the NATO Summit being held in Chicago, all oversize and overweight loads are prohibited on the following expressway and ramps effective May 18 through 22:

      • All roadways from Damen Ave East to Lake Michigan and from 39th Street North to IL-64 (North Ave)
      • 1-90 Chicago: (Kennedy Expressway) I-90 to IL-64 (North Ave)
      • I-94 Chicago: (Kennedy Expressway) I-90 (West Junction) to IL-64
      • I-190 Chicago O’Hare to I-90 buy generic revia online (Kennedy Expressway)

The summit will take place in Chicago May 20-21 and will be hosted by President Barack Obama.

“Notify Chicago,” a service provided by the city of Chicago to notify residents via recorded telephone messages, text messages and/or email alerts on various emergency and non-emergency situations, will be utilized this weekend to further inform the public of traffic delays.

For more information, please visit www.dot.state.il.us.

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Permitless truckers cause overpass crash

A trucker, traveling without oversize permits hit an overpass in Bismarck, North Dakota yesterday on the I-94. Permitless Oil Truck Hits Overpass

According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, a caravan of three oil field trucks were traveling to Kansas when the first truck hit the 80th Street Overpass just after getting on the I-94 at exit 160.

All three trucks were 16’2″ high and the overpass clearance was 16’1″.

The highway patrol also confirmed none of the drivers had the proper permits, which would have led to them being rerouted to a different highway. They may also be responsible for the overpass damages.

Commissioners put a halt to permits

February 10, 2012

Effective immediately, trucking companies hauling oversize or overweight loads do not have to pay for travel on Muskingum County roads in Ohio.

County Commissioner Jim Porter was amongst many who voted to put a halt to oversize and overweight fees as weell as the $250 frost law permit.

Overize and overweight fees costs varry on roads traveled.