Truckers hauling groceries get extension for overweight permits

Posted: 11:19 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 12:19:07-04
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Truckers in Wisconsin will get a two-week extension for overweight permits, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

The extension is intended to allow truckers to supply grocery stores impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

For the 489 fleet permits already issued, which cover more than 15,000 trucks, no action is required for the automatic extension, WisDOT says. The permits had been set to expire March 28.

“Truckers across the country are hard at work to keep grocery shelves in stock, and we want to do everything we can to help,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “The number of these permits in use shows tremendous demand, and I want to thank everyone involved in this effort.”

New applications for the permits can be made here: COVID-19 Permit Information and Application Instructions. More information is available at:

Permit applications can also be submitted by completing the information below and emailing it to, faxing it to 608-264-7751 Attn: COVID-19, or mailing it to Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Maintenance, P.O. Box 7980, Madison WI 53707-7980.

· WI Oversize permits account #:

· US DOT #:

· Company name:

· Address/City/State/Zip code:

· Phone number:

· Email address:

· Contact person:

· Number of units: