All MAASTO States (nominated by Iowa Department of Transportation)—Emergency Divisible Load Management

All MAASTO states joined together for this joint project that helped our communities in times of need. Flooding, tornadoes, COVID, and other disasters demonstrate the importance of the seamless movement of lifesaving emergency supplies. Quickly delivering this critical relief is dependent upon the ability of trucks to move safely, efficiently, and legally. Increasing legal truck weight limits is one solution but is complicated due to variations in state bridge weight limits, permitting practices, and regulations. The 10 MAASTO states collaborated to identify acceptable emergency divisible load truck weights and proactively agreed to expedite these shipments across state lines during presidentially declared disasters through a memo of understanding.