Ports of Entry: Sisseton 605.224.7364 | Sioux Falls 605.224.7364 | Jefferson 605.224.7364 | Tilford 605.224.7364

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FMCSA grants a waiver from certain regulations
applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver's license (CDL), 
commercial learner's permit (CLP) holders, 
medical certificate requirements and other
interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Read the full waiver here.

TSA is granting a temporary 180-day exemption from the requirements
in 49 CFR part 1572 regarding expiration of TSA security threat assessments (STAs)
for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) holders. 
Read further for more information.


NEW PHONE NUMBER  605.224.SEMI(7364) 

You only need to dial one telephone number to reach any
of South Dakota's Motor Carrier ports of entry! 

The new number will reach any of the four South Dakota ports
located at Jefferson, Sioux Falls, Sisseton, and Tilford.

Callers dialing an old phone number will be referred to the new number.




 Proposed Spring Load Restrictions for 2021

 For immediate release:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Contact: Dan Varilek, 605-773-2153 

 PIERRE, S.D. - Spring Load Restrictions in South Dakota can be placed on state and county highways and roads between February 15 - April 30, 2021. A map of state proposed spring load restrictions and a list of county roads are posted here and on the SDDOT's 5-1-1 website.  The public should note county roads are not mapped but listed on our DOT webpage.

The effective date of the load restrictions is determined by weather and road conditions. When restrictions begin, a notice will be sent out and posted on the spring load restriction page of the Department of Transportation website.  

A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over any load restriction signs in place. For further information or a copy of a Spring Load Restriction Map, please contact the DOT at (605) 773-3571.  

Individuals can subscribe to an email list to receive Spring Load Limit Restriction information electronically. Click here to subscribe.  Click subscribe located on the right side of the screen and follow the instructions.  A valid email address is required.  If you would like to unsubscribe at any time from the list, visit the same site, click Unsubscribe, and enter the information and email you subscribed with.

For more information, contact Dan Varilek, Winter Operations Engineer, at (605) 773-2153 or by email.  
The mission of the South Dakota Department of Transportation is to efficiently provide a safe and effective public transportation system.
Read more about the innovative work of the SDDOT.


South Dakota Covered Farm Vehicle Designation

In order to use the exemptions, the vehicle must be equipped with a farm sticker on your license plate (which can be obtained for free at your local County Treasurer's office). 

Or you can click here to complete the SD Covered Farm Vehicle Designation form.  The form must be printed, signed, and kept in the power unit.




FMSCA Establishes National Training Standards For New Truck and Bus Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) or certain endorsements.





  The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying the start of the 2019 registration until further notice.


UCR Launches New National Registration System





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Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The only change created by the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is that, within 2 years of the rule's effective date, all CMV drivers must be examined by a ME who is listed on the National Registry.

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program that requires all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Medical examiners who have completed the training and successfully passed the test are included in an online directory on the National Registry website.


"How heavy is too heavy for South Dakota roads?"

Watch the video - click here.

Title VI Program Notice to FMSCA Beneficaries

FMCSR Informational Brochures (all links below are to Adobe .pdf files)