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Freight Planning

James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0344

Freight planning is an important component of state and metropolitan transportation planning processes. Because of its strategic central location, Tennessee’s freight infrastructure is critical to trade flows throughout the country. TDOT Long Range Planning Division Policy Planning Office is responsible for collaborating with transportation agencies and public and private partners to coordinate statewide freight planning efforts. To learn more about freight planning, download the Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan.

TDOT provides freight planning support to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) upon request by providing freight data (such as Transearch) and assisting with small freight projects.  In 2013, a statewide Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) was established to assist in developing a comprehensive State Freight Plan for Tennessee.

Click on the links below to view or download the corresponding material(s).

For additional information regarding freight policy planning, contact TDOT Policy Office Supervisor Dr. Casey Langford by phone at (615) 532-5824 or by email at

For information regarding the permitting and operation of oversize/overweight vehicles, call (615) 741-3821 or visit the TDOT Central Services Oversize & Overweight Permit Office website.

For information regarding commercial vehicle enforcement, call (615) 743-4990 or visit the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commercial Vehicle Enforcement website.