As more counties and states report shortages of COVID-19 supplies, Governor Mark Gordon signed an Executive Order Friday to speed up the delivery of COVID-19-related supplies to communities throughout Wyoming.
Along with waiving size and weight permit fees for commercial vehicles, the Executive Order also extends service hours for commercial drivers delivering essential emergency relief supplies to communities impacted by the virus.
“It’s absolutely essential that we as a state are doing all we can to make sure these critical supplies aren’t delayed in transport to areas that need them,” Governor Gordon said in a release late Friday afternoon. “We need to get these items where they need to go as quickly as possible.”
Commercial vehicles are still required to get oversize and/or overweight permits, but the fee will be waived, per the release.
“We are grateful to Governor Gordon for assisting these commercial carriers in getting vital supplies to communities that are in need,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Luke Reiner. “This Executive Order will ensure communities within our state and across the nation stay operational and receive their much-needed supplies.”
Commercial carriers can obtain information on these permits at the appropriate Wyoming Highway Patrol ports of entry. The ports can also fax or email those forms.
For a list of the ports of entry, visit http://www.whp.dot.state.wy.us/home/ports.html.