NOTICE: In an effort to assist in the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved a special blanket permit for haulers carrying heavy or oversized loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods.
The blanket permit applies to travel on roads and bridges maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation (Interstate, U.S. and State Routes. Hauler loads may not exceed a maximum of 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and must comply with all posted bridge weight and height restrictions. Loads exceeding 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight MUST contact the ODOT Special Hauling Permits main office line at 614-351-2300 during normal business hours (7:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday).
Haulers can download and print the:
COVID-19 Emergency Moves Special Blanket Permit PDF
and must travel with a copy of it, and a:
Standard Limitations/Provisions On The Use Of A Special Hauling Permit: FORM OS-1A - Rev. 1/18
Report any use of this permit within 24 hours after any trips using the Emergency Moves Report Form
(use the links to these documents and form provided on this page)
This process is in place as long as the COVID-19 emergency response are ongoing.