Permit Issuance Change:
Wyoming will no longer sell Montana permits as of October 1, 2023.
Montana will no longer sell Idaho permits as of December 1, 2023.
I-90 Mossmain Interchange Construction: On I-90 in Billings from Milepost 437 to Milepost 446.5, there is an 11-foot width restriction. This is scheduled to go until approximately November 2023. There will be no marshalling / escorting through the project and any load exceeding 11 feet wide will need to find an alternate route. This restriction will be in place 24/7. Please contact Motor Carrier Services at 406-444-7262 with any questions or visit https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/ for more information regarding the restriction.
FMCSA TIN/EIN Changes: At this time, please direct these inquiries to the FMCSA Customer Insurance and Registration Information Support (CIRIS) Contact Center at 1-800-832-5660 or on-line at https://ask.fmcsa.dot.gov/. Requests to make changes must also include a signed and dated MCS-150 from the carrier.
Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor: https://governor.mt.gov/executive-orders
Diesel Fuel Users: Please be advised that the National and State Covid-19 Emergency Declaration does not include the ability to use non-taxed diesel fuel (dyed diesel) in motor vehicles traveling on public roads and highways. Using dyed diesel on Montana roadways could be result in a penalty not to exceed $1,000.00 for a first offense and $5,000.00 for a second offense.
USDOT Number updates: needed for Intrastate and Interstate carriers, this is a free service that is done by FMCSA and MCS/MDT. Please be advised to fully vet and use due diligence when using third-party services. For further information, please visit the FMCSA Page. For further questions, contact our MCSAP Section at 406-444-3300.
Are you spending a lot of time repeatedly applying for the same permits? There are advantages to getting an Annual Term Permit.
- Obtain oversize permits for each vehicle annually.
- Obtain overweight permits for each vehicle annually or quarterly.
- Save time and money if you haul multiple loads.
- Avoid the year end rush! Purchase your annual permits before the end of the current calendar year.
- You may be able to issue your permits online.
- Maximum dimensions are 15' wide, 95' long, and 15'6" high for an oversize annual term.
Call Motor Carrier Services in Helena at 406-444-7262. We're in the office 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).