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Dec. 15, 2004

For more information contact:
Ruth Skluzacek

DOT Permit Center Closed for Holidays

AMES, Iowa Ė  The Iowa Department of Transportationís Permit Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. The permit center will resume normal hours of operation Monday, Dec. 27.

For the New Yearís holiday, the DOT permit center will be closed, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, Jan. 3.

Oversize/overweight load movements are allowed to move on both of these holidays as long as permits are obtained in advance.

The permit center experiences a heavy workload on the day following the holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those over 156,000 lbs, several days before needing the permit.

The permit center, located at Park Fair Mall, 100 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, is a one-stop source for fuel and trip permits, routing for oversize loads, IRP (international registration plan) registration, IFTA (international fuel tax agreement) licensing, and travel authority needed by truckers to operate in Iowa and several other states. The permit centerís telephone number is 515-237-3264.