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.
State Truck Activities Reporting System (STARS)
The State Truck Activities Reporting System (STARS) is a system used to gather information about vehicles traveling Montana's highway system.
MDT collects this information in an effort to reduce pavement damage from overweight vehicles and to plan for existing and future pavement demands.
STARS consists of an array of weigh-in-motion/automatic vehicle classification (WIM) sensors deployed across the Montana highway system. These WIM sensors installed directly in the traveling lanes of the roadway unobtrusively and automatically collect information on the weight and configuration of the vehicles traveling on that roadway. The data is subsequently processed to characterize commercial vehicle operations at the site.
Questions about STARS?
MDT / MCS - Dan Bisom or Mike Poole