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Wisconsin COVID-19 Carrier information

WisDOT Division of Transportation System Development

WisDOT Bureau of Highway Maintenance 4822 Madison Yards Way.

Madison, WI 53705

Governor Tony Evers Secretary Craig Thompson Telephone: enter (608) 266-7320

FAX: enter (608) 264-7751




COVID-19 Relief Effort Supply Permit

Overweight permits may be issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and fees shall be waived for transportation of inventory to supply grocery retailers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Wisconsin highways. “Wisconsin highways” includes the National Defense Highway System pursuant to 23 USC 127(i).

The department may issue a permit for the transportation of inventory to supply grocery retailers impacted by the increase in sales resulting from the COVID – 19 Coronavirus. Such authorization may only allow weights not more than 10 percent greater than the gross axle, gross axle combination, or gross vehicle weight limitations under ss. 348.15.

A permit issued under this order does not authorize the operation of any vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight in excess of 88,000 pounds.

This order does not apply to class II highways, posted bridges and local highways with special, seasonal or Class B weight limit postings.

Interstate and intrastate carriers providing direct emergency relief to supply grocery retailers are relieved from the requirements contained in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Title 49 C.F.R. Parts 390-399 and Wis. Admin. Code TRANS 325 and 327, subject to the restrictions and limitations described Under 49 C.F.R. ss. 390.23. The relief under this paragraph is valid until April 11th.

Instructions to apply for COVID-19 Relief Effort Supply Permit

Email the below information to: or Fax to (608) 264-7751 Attn: COVID-19


Company name: Address/City/State/Zip code: Phone number:

Email address:

Contact person:

Number of units


Permits will expire on April 11th.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Highway Maintenance

P.O. Box 7980

Madison WI 53707-7980

(608) 266-7320

Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020