Maximum Gross Vehicle Weights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The states listed on this page currently allow a maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 88,000 lbs. or higher on interstates for emergency supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The states on this list may have increased their allowable GVW during the pandemic or, in some cases, they may already allow a GVW above 88,000 lbs. Route restrictions may apply, and states may still require permits. Before moving an overweight or oversize load in any state, be sure to contact the state’s permit office. The website and phone number for each state permit’s office is available on this FHWA web page, and changes to state permit offices during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on this Specialize Carriers and Rigging Association web page.

State Emergency Declarations and changes to weight allowances and hours of service are available in this folder.

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Connecticut
  7. DC
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Idaho
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Iowa
  15. Kansas
  16. Louisiana
  17. Maine
  18. Maryland
  19. Massachusetts
  20. Michigan
  21. Minnesota
  22. Mississippi
  23. Missouri
  24. Montana
  25. Nebraska
  26. New Hampshire
  27. New Jersey
  28. New Mexico
  29. New York
  30. North Carolina
  31. North Dakota
  32. Ohio
  33. Oklahoma
  34. Oregon
  35. Pennsylvania
  36. Rhode Island
  37. South Carolina
  38. South Dakota
  39. Tennessee
  40. Texas
  41. Vermont
  42. Washington
  43. West Virginia
  44. Wisconsin
  45. Wyoming