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Previous Annoncements

April 2014

  • April 3, 2014 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration (FMCSA) reminds travelers to check safety records of bus companies PRIOR to booking travel. Use the convenient app, http://bit.ly/SaferBusVT

  • April 1, 2014 - Version 1.0 of the online tutorial (DriveVermont) shut down today. Version 2.0 now works on mobile devices. Press ReleaseVisit the tutorial.

March 2014

  • March 25, 2014 - The Ministère des Transports du Québec informs you that the 2014 thaw period dates are now confirmed for each of the three zones. Therefore, the 2014 thaw period will begin Monday March 31st in zone 1 and Monday April 7th in zones 2 and 3. During this period, authorized load limits are reduced because the road network load bearing capacity is weakened. Restrictions vary between 12% and 20% according to the vehicle’s type of axles and configuration. For more information, please consult the Ministère des Transports Web site and click the “thaw” section or select the pages” Companies – Trucking – Vehicle load and size – Spring thaw” http://bit.ly/1dtfAhS

  • March 21, 2014 - New Rules and Reminders for Work Zone Safety

  • March 21, 2014 - Ministère des Transports du Québec Updated PROJECTED dates for the 2014 thaw period in Québec. For more information, http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/portal/page/portal/accueil_en

February 2014

January 2014

  • January 03, 2014 - Important Safety Recall Notice. Child Safety Seats made by Combi USA, Inc. Includes; Combi, Coccoro, Zeus 360 and Zeus Turn. These child seats fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for "Child Restraint Systems." To see the list of models and manufacture dates see details here.

December 2013

  • December 31, 2013 - DHS announces Real ID enforcement schedule and list of compliant states; See document here

  • December 12, 2013 - Attention CDL Drivers: You must self-certify before your Commercial Driver License expires or by Jan. 30, 2014, whichever is earlier. If this is not done, your CDL will be suspended. More info here.

  • December 11, 2013 - New Rules for license renewals. More info here.

  • December 09, 2013 - Listing of common motor vehicle fines here.

November 2013

  • November 19, 2013 - Vermont License Restrictions updated. Vermont Driver's Licenses have long used numeric restrictions (1-9), with the physical license limited to the use of a single digit. All new Vermont Driver's Licenses will use alpha restrictions (A-Z) with each license beiang able to support up to 5 individual restrictions. To see a complete list of new restrictions click here
  • November 14, 2013 - Any plate that is lost or damaged must be replaced at the cost of the customer of $10 per plate. Vermont law allows the commissioner to waive the fee to replace a license plate that has “faded due to the manufacturing process or faulty materials.” You may obtain a Replacement Plate Application (Form # TA-VD-16) from your local DMV office or here
  • November 01, 2013 - Vermont no longer issues permits under the New England Consortium agreement. Any oversize/overweight vehicles requiring a permit to operate through Vermont must obtain a permit directly from Vermont DMV. Questions, call 802.828.2064. PDF of Bulletin

October 2013

September 2013