Motor Carriers – Motor Vehicle Modification

1. WHERE TO APPLY:

Motor Carrier Section
Oahu Motor Vehicle Safety Office
98-339 Ponohana Place
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Phone: (808) 692-7661
(See: MVSO)

2. APPLICABILITY:

Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 286-202, General duties and powers of the director, Subsection 12, states, “To review and approve all plans and specifications for construction in the state or modification of motor carrier vehicles which will at anytime be operated upon the highway.”

3. PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (any vehicle over 10,000 GVW):

(1) Application form.
(2) Plans and specifications.
(3) Structural engineer’s and welder’s certification.

4. REVIEW PROCEDURE:

(1) Satisfaction that the modified vehicle will still comply to the rules and regulations regarding safety.