Transportation Research Related to COVID-19. Regulatory Relief of Commercial Vehicle Weight Requirements for Emergency Transportation of Critical Commodities

Delivery of roughly 75% of consumer goods is carried out by trucks that must observe applicable roadway permit and truck load and oversize requirements. During the COVID-19 pandemic significant changes in the movement of goods and disruption to all transportation modes increasing challenges for truckers. several actions were needed in order to mitigate this disruption and delivery of critically needed supplies, for instance the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) relaxed hours of service rules and States relaxed weight restrictions for public health supply and food deliveries. The objectives of this study are to identify successful practices and develop procedures and processes for relaxing weight restrictions for emergency supply deliveries.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $180000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-13(05)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Start Date: 20211025
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767996
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-13(05)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2021 3:13PM