Public Health State of Emergency Declaration Includes Weight Exemption for Log Trucks


Governor Brian Kemp issued a March 14 Executive Order declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This order allows log trucks and other commercial vehicles to apply for a permit through the Georgia Department of Public Safety to reach up to 95,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight. 

Those interested in applying for a permit can apply by visiting or by calling the following numbers during normal business hours:

844-837-5500 (Preferred Number, Third Party Permit Vendor)
404-624-7258 (DPS # if you have trouble)

When you apply, please be sure to have your USDOT number ready.