Route 4 Woodstock PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To: Trucking community
From: Vermont Truck & Bus Association
Re: U.S. Route 4, Vermont Statutory Restriction
Priority: High

The generally permitted length of vehicles with trailers in the State of Vermont is up to 75 feet in length.
It has come to the attention of the Vermont Truck & Bus Association, through members who have been ticketed, that the following restriction is in effect and being enforced:
Title 23, VSA, § 1432. Length of vehicles
(c) Operation on U.S. Route 4. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, vehicles with a trailer or semitrailer which are longer than 68 feet but not longer than 75 feet may be operated with a single or multiple trip overlength permit issued at no cost by the Department of Motor Vehicles or, for a fee, by an entity authorized in subsection 1400(d) of this title on U.S. Route 4 from the New Hampshire state line to the junction of VT Route 100 south, provided the distance from the kingpin of the semitrailer to the center of the rearmost axle group is not greater than 41 feet.

The Town of Woodstock, Vermont, is particularly strict in enforcing this permit, even though your truck and trailer would be legal without a permit anywhere else in Vermont.

FAILURE TO OBTAIN THIS FREE PERMIT MAY RESULT IN A FINE OF $300.00 FOR A FIRST OFFENSE, $600.00 FOR A SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, AND $800.00 FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PERMIT: (802)828-2064
http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/documents/OSD-01-Excess_Length_App.pdf

NHMTA Important Tractor Trailer Ban Notice

Reporting Agency: Transcom to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Incident Type: Tractor Trailer ban

Location: Various corridors in downstate NY

Initial/Final report (March 21, 2018 Effective 8:00AM EDT):

• Effective 8:00AM: The NY State DOT advised that a full tractor trailer ban will go into effect on the NY State Thruway System from Exit 17 (I-84) to the NYC Line (including the Mario Cuomo Bridge), I-287/Cross Westchester Expressway, I-95/New England Thruway from exit 8 (Bronx) to the CT State Line. The ban also includes I-84 and I-684 end to end. The ban will be enforced by the NY State Police; there are no plans for checkpoints at the respective state borders.

Actions/Follow-up:
• Pending

Additional: Pending

For road weight restrictions in New Hampshire

http://newengland511.org/. Click on “Special Events” for the listing in NH (preview yellow, orange and black flags for roads with weight restrictions.

The Ministère reminds users of heavy vehicles and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.
Official dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 1
From Monday, March 5 (00:01) to Friday, May 4 (23:59)
Aimed dates for 2018 (Updated March 1)
Zone 2
From Monday, March 19 (00:01) to Friday, May 18 (23:59)
Zone 3
From Monday, March 26 (00:01) to Friday, May 25 (23:59)
Depending on the changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period may be moved ahead or postponed.

thaw report

After Hack, FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Website is Currently Unavailable

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is currently down and operating in a very limited capacity as described below. At this time, there is no estimated date of when the system will return to normal operation.
See page 4 in newsletter.

NHMTA Travel Alert I-95 – Starting tonight at 7:00 pm

CLOSURE OF OPEN ROAD TOLLING LANES ON I-95
TO ALLOW FOR MAINTENANCE WORK AT HAMPTON TOLLS
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces plans to close both the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll (ORT) lanes at the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95 for winter maintenance work.
The closure is scheduled for the night of Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7:00 pm until 5:00 am on Friday morning, January 12, 2018.

The closure is necessary in order for the removal of snow along the shoulders and against the concrete barrier. All motorists will be guided via signs and traffic cones to the non-ORT portion of the Hampton Toll Plaza where they will proceed through either dedicated E-ZPass lane or cash lanes.
Contacts:
John Corcoran, Turnpikes Bureau, 603-485-3806
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495

Grace period no excuse to avoid ELD purchase

Although the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is now upon us, many trucking industry professionals remain unprepared. According to an online poll conducted during the first week of December by HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass services, 49% of the 1,620 respondents said they had yet to purchase an ELD before the deadline. Of those who have not installed an ELD in their vehicles, 68% had no plans to do so before the deadline.
Read more

NHMTA Regional Declaration of Emergency

Dear Member,

The US Department of Transportation has issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency under 49 CFR 390.23. The Declaration is for 38 states and grants emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations with some restrictions, and includes the transportation of fuel products into and rom the Affected States and jurisdictions.

Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your truck.
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NHMTA Massachusetts HOS Waiver

Dear Member,

The State of Massachusetts has issued an HOS Waiver for transportation of heating fuels. The notice is attached.

An emergency exists that requires relief from regulations adopted in Massachusetts and
Federal Statutes and Regulations pertaining to hours of service of motor carriers and
drivers of commercial motor vehicles, while transporting and delivering fuels necessary
for the continued heating of homes, businesses and other structure and the continued
delivery of liquified natural gas to electrical generation facilities and energy customers.
(49 CFR Pati 395).

This emergency exemption is effective immediately and will remain in effect until 11:59
P.M., EST, January 9, 2018, unless rescinded sooner by appropriate order.

A copy of the attached waiver needs to be placed in the cab of your truck.

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