DOT Compliance, HOS, ELDs & CSA

This is a foundation course for understanding compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This course will provide a comprehensive review of regulatory compliance as well as how to prepare and what to expect during a compliance review audit. Topics to be discussed include hours of service, ELDs, insurance requirements, drug/alcohol testing, driver qualification files, cargo securement and vehicle maintenance files.

Annual Vehicle Inspection: ND Highway Patrol

Under federal and state safety regulations, all interstate and intrastate commercial motor vehicles, and private fleets, must complete a full-scale annual safety inspection. Learn what an annual inspection includes under federal regulations and what is required to conduct a complete annual vehicle inspection.

Load Securement: ND Highway Patrol

This three-hour course covers proper load securement to ensure safe and legal movement of loads.

ADS Technology: ND Highway Patrol

This one-hour course provides an introduction to Automated Driving Systems which are currently being tested on public roadways.

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The NDHP Permits System allows assessment of roadway restrictions in real-time and automatically calculates safe routes and fees. Permits (not subject to approval) are available 24/7. Notifications of changing conditions are sent to drivers with single trip permits to help save travel time and enhance safety.

Information needed at time of application:

  • Axle spacing measurements (axle center to axle center)
  • Weight per axle
  • Total number of axles - truck and trailer
  • Tire width from side wall - millimeters or inches
  • Load height, length and width
  • Overall height, width, length and gross vehicle weight of truck/trailer with load
  • Overhang to front and rear, when applicable
  • Trip details including starting and ending locations
  • Vehicle year and make
  • License plate number and state of issue
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) - last 8 numbers
  • ND registered gross weight
  • Unit number
  • Track width [a specialized trailer-dual lane or side-by-side dollies required to upload a diagram/schematic with track width] SFN 59716.

Single-trip permits:

Multiple-trip permits:

Annual permits:


User Guide
Help Document
Routing & Permit Tips
User Account/Permits Quick Reference 
ND Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties
Ramsey County Permit Information
Truck weight calculator
Purchase Temporary Registrations
Legal Size and Weight Information
Permit Policies for Oversize/Overweight
Permit Application Forms

Questions or problems? Help document or email NDHP permits.

NDHP Permit Office: 701-328-2621
ND Department of Transportation building (east entrance facing State Street)
608 East Boulevard Ave, Room 139
Bismarck, ND

Monday to Friday
7:10 am - 4:50 pm