South Dakota State Agencies Launch Updated South Dakota Truck Info Website
For Immediate Release: Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021
Contact: Julie Stevenson, Strategic Communications Coordinator, 605-773-2898
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT), in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and South Dakota Department of Revenue (DOR), officially launched a major update to the SDTruckInfo website. The website is a central location for South Dakota trucking information, including Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL); special load permits; emergency notices for the trucking industry; legal weights and sizes for loads; and rules and regulations for interstate, intrastate, and agricultural carriers.
“This launch represents a major upgrade to the current system,” said Dave Huft, Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Manager for the DOT. “The website is a true expression of the state’s commitment to safety, efficiency, convenience for the trucking industry, the traveling public, and the state economy.”
“The website update is partially funded by grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,” said Highway Patrol Capt. John Broers, who leads the Patrol’s Motor Carriers Division. “The website provides a one-stop portal to access vital information for motor carriers to operate lawfully within the state of South Dakota. The newly designed website is better organized, has more content, and provides easier navigation for our users.”
Users can also access contact information for South Dakota agencies and click on direct links to South Dakota’s Automated Permitting System, SD511 travel information, other states’ motor carrier agencies, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
“One of the newest features is a searchable electronic copy of the completely updated 2022 South Dakota Commercial and Agricultural Vehicle Handbook,” said Huft. “We are excited to offer the electronic version of the new handbook in addition to the published hard copy, which will be available from SDDOT, SD Highway Patrol, SDDOR, and county treasurers in January 2022.”
The website https://sdtruckinfo.sd.gov/ is jointly maintained by the South Dakota Departments of Transportation, Public Safety, and Revenue.