Commercial Vehicle Operations

US Flag7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
410-582-5727 or 410-582-5734
Phone: 1-800-543-4564
MdMotorCarrier@mdot.maryland.gov

EMERGENCY MOVES
For AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY moves, contact our State Operations Center at 410-582-5650 or haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov.

Duane Pearce, Chief, Motor Carrier Division- Dpearce@mdot.maryland.gov
Josette Kaintuck, Hauling Permits Manager- Jkaintuck@mdot.maryland.gov
Tina Sanders, Technical Support Manager- tsanders@mdot.maryland.gov  443-618-7108​

General Motor Carrier Questions: 1-800-543-4564 or 410-582-5734
Hauling Permit Questions- 1-800- 546-6435, 410-582-5723 or 410-582-5727
Technical Support: 410-582-5724 or 410-582-5731


Commercial Vehicle Operations News

CLOSED- Francis Scott Key Bridge

​CLOSED- Francis Scott Key Bridge- The Key Bridge is CLOSED due to a bridge collapse. PLease check your permit and route.  Any permit using this route will need to be rerouted through the Maryland One permit system.  Contact the permit office if assistance is needed haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov  or 1-800-543-4564

Alternative Fuel Vehicles

23 U.S. Code § 127- Vehicle Weight Limitations- Interstate System

(S) Natural Gas and Electric Battery Vehicles- A vehicle, if operated by an engine fueled primarily by natural gas or powered primarily by means of electric battery power, may exceed the weight limit on the power unit by up to 2,000 pounds (up to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 82,000 pounds) under this section.  


​100k Containerized Cargo Permits

100k Containerized Cargo Permits--State Highway Administration and the Port of Baltimore are providing a Special Hauling permit for containerized cargo up to and including 100k with 6 axles, following all containerized cargo regulations available temporarily free of charge.  Your delivery needs are important to us during this critical time, feel free to reach out to us with your concerns regarding permitting and routing issues at  haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov 

Transporting Hazardous Materials

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) govern the transport of hazardous materials across our toll facilities. Under these regulations, vehicles carrying bottled propane gas in excess of 10 pounds per container (maximum of 10 containers), bulk gasoline, explosives, significant amounts of radioactive materials, and other hazardous materials are prohibited from using the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895). Drivers should use the western section of I-695 around tunnels. 

The Transport of Hazardous Materials Across our Toll Facilities | MDTA (maryland.gov)


Blanket Permits - Route Authorization

Maryland Blanket Permits**COMING SOON**- Blanket Permits will soon require ROUTE Authorization-they will be purchased the same way as today, with the exception of entering a route prior to each movement.  Webinars will be offered prior to the updates.  As previously mentioned,  feel free to email any questions to haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov 

Compliance Outreach

​​Maryland Motor Carrier Division is offering FREE training to companies interested in regulatory compliance,  load securement, roadside inspection familiarization,  size, weight and permitting regulations.  Companies interested should email haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov with contact information, subject and material interests, tentative dates and location to schedule.

All Commercial Vehicle Operations News

Hauling Permits

Alcohol Permits


P​ermits for hauling alcohol can be obtained by contacting the Maryland Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis Commis​sion at transportation.permits@maryland.gov

Brochures, Maps & Handbooks

Regulations

USDOT NUMBERS - Interstate & Intrastate

Truck & Bus Safety - Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)

Truck Weigh & Inspection Stations (TWIS)

Links

Commercial Vehicles Regulation Training and Visits