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

South Dakota Truck Information


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..... to the South Dakota Truckers' Information website. This site provides a "One-Stop-Shop" for your South Dakota trucking needs.




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.




Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Increase Flexibility in Hay Hauling


For Immediate Release

September 16, 2021

Contact: Ian Fury


PIERRE, SD - Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-13, which extends the timeframe that hay haulers may move hay to 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours after sunset.

As drought conditions continue to negatively impact feed availability for livestock across South Dakota, this order will increase access to hay for farmers and ranchers. Under statute, hay haulers are typically only allowed to move hay a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset.

The order applies to oversize hay haulers who have a permit. These haulers must be properly equipped with warning lights, and they cannot run overweight.

Resources are available to producers in need of hay. South Dakota State University helps producers get connected to suppliers, and you can learn more about that here.



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)