By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Gov. Mark Gordon signed an executive order on Friday that will expedite the commercial transportation of coronavirus-related supplies to communities in Wyoming and throughout the country.
Executive Order 2020-3 extends hours of service restrictions and waives size and weight permit fees if a commercial vehicle is transporting coronavirus supplies. This applies to drivers transporting essential emergency relief supplies to affected areas to provide aid, comfort and security.
“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,” Gordon said in a news release. “We need to get these items where they need to go as quickly as possible.”
Commercial vehicles are still required to get a permit if they are oversized and/or overweight, but the fee will be waived. All safety measures will continue to be followed.
“We are grateful to Gov. Gordon for assisting these commercial carriers in getting vital supplies to communities that are in need,” said K. Luke Reiner, director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation. “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