JEFFERSON CITY – In an effort to aid in the removal of debris from areas impacted by flooding in several areas of Missouri, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways. However, the heavier loads are not allowed to use interstate routes.

Overweight permits will not be required. All other traffic and motor carrier regulations that normally apply remain in place. This 60-day waiver begins Saturday, June 10, and will continue through Wednesday, August 9, 2017. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

A loaded, gross weight no greater than ten percent above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle.

Transport of debris is only allowed from an area directly impacted by flooding within the state of Missouri.

When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than 30 miles per hour and must center the truck between two lanes of the bridge. The truck driver must yield to oncoming traffic.

Travel is not allowed over bridges that have a weight capacity less than the gross weight of the vehicle.

Travel only on highways other than Missouri interstate highways – NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED ON MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.

Approval from local officials may be required for travel with heavier weights on local county and/or city roads.

All travelers are advised to visit the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at for up-to-date road closure information.