Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

COVID-19

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ATTENTION:

I-15 Emergency Detour: There will be an emergency detour on north bound I-15 MM 364 near Shelby. detour details

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. You will not receive calls from either entity requesting money to update this for you. If you receive a call from someone offering to do this for you for compensation, this is a scammer. To update your information, please see our FMCSA Page

Bridge Structure Management System (SMS) will soon transition to a new end user platform. Anticipated go live date is November 15, 2021. Users will need an Okta single sign on account to use the new system. Data on the old system will be available for viewing for a short time, but data will not be updated. Contact the Bridge Management Engineer at 406-444-9219 with any immediate concerns.


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Annual Term Advantages

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.

Questions?

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).