Indiana is a global center of transportation and logistics for the 21st century. As the Crossroads of America, Indiana's world-class transportation infrastructure provides companies with a competitive advantage in manufacturing and distribution. With its strategic location serving regional, national, and international markets, Indiana's economy is heavily dependent on freight movement. Freight operations have a significant impact on Indiana's transportation system. Each year, 724 million tons of freight travels though Indiana, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic. By 2040, freight flow is expected to increase by 60 percent.
Freight mobility depends on the seamless integration of transportation infrastructure. As much as one-third of the freight on Indiana's transportation network passes through the state without stopping, which makes through carriers a significant stakeholder in the state's freight system. Our goal is to partner with others to provide an integrated freight transportation and logistics system that ensures the efficient, reliable, safe and secure movement of goods, materials and services, which supports the state's economic growth and competitive access to markets.
For information about OSOW Permitting refer to the Department of Revenue at this link https://www.in.gov/dor/motor-carrier-services/oversizeoverweight-osw/ or call (317) 615-7320, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm EST.
Indiana Vehicle Platooning
Platooning is linking two or more vehicles in a convoy using wireless communications and sensor technology. Those desiring to operate a platoon must provide notification to INDOT. This must include a plan for the general operation of the platoon.
Trucks Parking Information Management System
Safe, convenient parking is essential for long-haul truck drivers, the lifeblood of our freight transportation network. Yet drivers often struggle for up to an hour each day to find areas to safely rest. That’s why eight states – Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin – have joined together in developing a real-time, multi-state Truck Parking Information Management System. This TPIMS project will improve the safety and efficiency of America’s freight network by providing real-time parking availability information to truck drivers through dynamic message signs, smart phone applications and traveler information websites. Visit trucksparkhere.com for more information!
Resources for Carriers and Oversize/Overweight Vehicles
- Bridge Map
- Final Permit Rule for Certain Overweight Loads (12/26/2013)
- Indiana Department of Revenue, Motor Carrier Services
- Indiana State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
- INDOT CARS Program and Road Conditions Interactive Map
- Road Restrictions & Bridge Maps for Oversize/Overweight Vehicles
Freight Information & Planning Documents
- 2018 State Freight Plan
- I-69 Evansville to Indianapolis
- Major Moves
- I-69 Ohio River Crossing
- S.R. 26 Rebuilding
- U.S. 33 Realignment in Goshen
- Restore 94
- I-69 Major Moves 2020
- Project 421
- U.S. 50 North Vernon
- Conexus of Indiana
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA)
- Mid-America Freight Coalition
- PHMSA Indiana Pipeline Safety
- Ports of Indiana
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Freight Transportation
Joseph "Tony" Avona
Highway Freight Specialist
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N Senate Avenue, IGCN N955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 220-0635