Commercial and Trucking Industry Operators Information

Important resources for trucks operating in NYC during COVID-19.

Last updated Friday, April 24, 2020, 9 am

Truck Size and Weight Permits:

The Truck Permit Unit continues to process daily truck permit applications.

  • General over-dimensional and annual crane permit questions: (929) 466-1428
  • General over-dimensional and film permit questions: (929) 466-1155
  • Annual overweight load permit questions: (929) 466-2176

COVID-19 Relief & NYC Overweight Permits:

Commercial Transportation and Truck Driver Resources:

Truck Driver Guidance & Tips:

Some helpful tips for truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators are provided below:

  • Truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators who are in direct contact with customers or members of the public (i.e. delivering packages) must follow the New York State Face Covering Requirement (effective, April 15, 2020).
  • Practice social distancing by staying in your vehicles as much as possible as supplies are loaded or unloaded.
  • Avoid being within 6 feet of others as much as possible when they exit their vehicles, and move to electronic receipts if possible.

Visit CDC for Truck Driver Work Schedule and Rest Guidelines and NYC specific guidance.

Temporary Truck Rest Areas:

  • Effective, April 15, 2020, the City established two temporary truck rest stops for long-haul truckers to serve their mandated federal breaks in two strategic freight hubs in the City at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx and the Global Container Terminal NY on Staten Island. Contact NYC Temporary Truck Rest for more information on these temporary rest areas.
  • New York State rest areas on interstate highways remain open. Hours may be reduced or services limited. Seating areas have been removed in favor of social distancing. More information about New York State rest areas via 511NY.

Other Transportation Agencies: