Trucker Services & Information
Truckers are the third largest motorist group using Nevada's highways, after commuters and tourists. Accordingly, the Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) role in the regulation of trucking operations is far reaching. The Nevada Revised Statutes, the Nevada Administrative Code, and NDOT Letters of Instruction are designed to ensure the safety of truckers and motorists alike, to protect and preserve our highway infrastructure, and to accommodate commercial operations as much as practicable. This is accomplished by:
- Setting and enforcing weight, load and route restrictions;
- Setting and enforcing safe speed limits based on proven engineering principles;
- Designing, building and maintaining safe and functional highways and bridges; and
- Providing timely and accurate road condition and weather information to prevent avoidable delays whenever possible.
The NDOT Trucker web pages provide basic information and requirements for Over-dimensional Vehicle Permits including specific Permit Conditions and Restrictions, as established by current statutes, regulations and rules. Posted on-line are also copies of the latest Nevada Commercial Vehicle Handbook and Nevada Traction Device Requirements for trucks and buses. For more information and to locate other agencies and activities involved in commercial vehicle operations and regulations, see Trucker Contact and Links. For the latest information on current road conditions and traffic controls, see Road Conditions.
NDOT is now offering truckers throughout Nevada two new services to help them operate more effectively and safely.
- Nevada Trucker E-mail Bulletins: NDOT has partnered with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (Motor Carrier Division) and the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol Division) to provide truckers with this new service. Bulletins will provide periodic updates on laws, rules and meetings that will affect general trucking, commercial vehicle operations, oversized and overweight vehicles, longer combination vehicles, over-dimensional vehicles, permitting requirements, route restrictions, and the like. Sign-up for e-mails and/or fax service at: Trucker E-mail Bulletins
- ClearPath 511 Road Alerts: NDOT has added a new feature called Clear Path to its telephone and web-based 511 road status reporting system. Truckers can now receive instant messaging or e-mails with the most current road condition and closure information. Sign-up at: www.NVroads.com and click on the ClearPath 511 logo.