Drought Support for Drivers

Jul 19, 2021 | Regional News

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from WHP) July 19, 2021 — The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation are aware of the current drought conditions facing the State of Wyoming agricultural industry and fully support ongoing efforts to ameliorate the issues.

As a reminder and a result of COVID-19, there are exemptions in place for livestock and livestock feed to aid drivers with Hours of Service Requirements.

The WHP would also like to remind carriers who transport hay; they can obtain a Class E permit which allows hay to be stacked to a height of 15 feet. Permits can be obtained at or through any port of entry for a fee of $15 for a single trip or $50 for an extended period not to exceed 90 days.  Permits need to be obtained before entering or moving within the state.

Please visit our web page for contact information to the Commercial Carrier Section and Ports of Entry.

Please visit the State of Wyoming webpage for information to assist with pertinent Drought Resources.