As of July 1, 2012, the state of Maryland is allowing drivers to carry paperless, e-permits on their electronic devices, such as smartphones, iPads, laptops, etc.
Whether a private citizen moving a boat for the season or a major hauler deploying supplies from the Port or across the country, drivers can now display electronic permits, said State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters in a press release. This presents time-savings benefits and reduces paper usage, so environmentally and financially e-permits are green.
Permits can now be emailed or sent via PDF.
Drivers who still wish to carry hard copy permits may still do so, as the e-permits are an option for drivers and are not required.
Maryland maintains a good working relationship with the trucking community, and this partnership keeps our State’s roadways safer places to travel, said Captain Norman Dofflemyer, Maryland State Police Commander of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. By minimizing burdens and simplifying processes, we build trust with haulers that in turn leads to improved compliance.
For more information about SHA’s hauling permit section, please visit: http://sha.md.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=23&d=12