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Commercial Vehicle Permits

Check out our new website.  https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/cotriporgfreight   

Don't Miss Critical Travel Alerts

CDOT has launched a new travel alerts system, and if you're among the thousands of truck drivers who signed up to receive text alerts about chain law enforcement, oversize/overweight restrictions and more, you must create a new account to continue receiving these messages.

Get started by visiting 511.cotrip.org. For step-by-step instructions, visit truckertexts.codot.us.

Truck on Highway

This site is designed to provide information about the rules and regulations of and how to obtain permits for moving extra-legal vehicles and loads through Colorado.

Extra-legal vehicles and loads are those vehicles and loads exceeding legal size and weight limits on Colorado interstates and highways.

SPECIAL EVENTS: 


Emergency, Colorado may now issue Emergency Response Overweight Divisible Single Trip permits for vehicles hauling overweight divisible loads providing relief supplies to affected areas.

IMPORTANT CHANGE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Due to the recent Presidential Declaration of Emergency, Colorado may now issue Emergency Response Overweight Divisible Single Trip permits for vehicles hauling overweight divisible loads providing relief supplies to affected areas. This permit allows loads to haul up to 97,000 pounds GVW if hauling essential emergency goods (i.e. groceries, medical supplies, etc.). Documentation of goods must be provided in the form of a bill of lading, manifest etc., and may be uploaded directly to the permit application, or you may send documentation to: [email protected]

These permits will be valid through 4/30/2020 and are subject to change upon notification. Travel will be allowed on both secondary highways and the interstate highways, but will be routed according to bridge weight limits and construction restrictions. Loads must meet all legal size dimensions as well.

If you are submitting an application for the Emergency Response OWD Single Trip permit outside of our regular office hours which are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT), please select the "Emergency Submission" option on the first page of the application. 



 LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS:   https://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/roadConditions

CDOT is now offering online interactive Pilot Escort certification classes through USPilotCar.com and Evergreen Safety Council


All state highway structures with less than 14'6" vertical clearance may be found online.


Please Note:

** The CDOT Permit Office has launched a new oversize/overweight permitting system (COOPR).. Please update your bookmarks.

COOPR allows for 24/7 access, fleet management and self-issue capabilities on some permits, and a routing component to assist annual permit holders with determining safe routing for their loads. CDOT no longer accepts applications by fax.


** Chain Law in effect - Sept. 1 - May 31 **

Commercial vehicles operating on I-70 in either direction between mile points 133 (Dotsero) and 259 (Morrison) must carry sufficient chains at all times to be in compliance with the Colorado Chain Law.


 


** DOT numbers are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Carriers may contact the FMCSA at 720-963-3130.


Important Reminder:

  • The new permit system has decreased the turn-around time for the issuance of oversize/overweight permits. We will not guarantee that applications received after 3 p.m. (MT) will be processed on the same business day. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

Our busiest days of the week are typically Mondays and Fridays. We recommend that applications be submitted early in the day to avoid delays.


E-470 Restrictions/Permits

All extra-legal vehicle drivers must contact E-470 at 303-537-3727 for travel on E-470. This contact must be made at least 48 hours prior to movement.

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