WHEREAS, a state of war exists, and an unhampered flow of commerce throughout the United States is of vital importance to the effective prosecution of the war effort in our determined drive for Victory; and

WHEREAS, the agencies of the Federal Government engaged in the conduct of the war effort have brought to the attention of the governments of the respective States of the Union the extreme importance of such an unhampered flow of commerce and the difficulties of certain obstructions to transportation in motor vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has recognized the situation and has appointed a special committee to act in the matter ; and

WHEREAS, the unusual and emergency transportation requirements make it essential that motor vehicles be used on the highways of states in which they do not customarily travel and in which they are not licensed, and that certain minimum restrictions have been recommended;

NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby request that for the duration of the war all state, county and city officials shall permit the operation within this state of any motor vehicle engaged in the transportation of freight, or being used by a worker in a war industry, even though said vehicle is not licensed under the laws of this state, provided only that said vehicle is properly licensed under the laws of the state of its origin, and that the governor of said state has issued a similar proclamation to this one to which we give fu]] reciprocity for the duration of the war, and I do further request that for the duration of the war all state,

city and county officials shall permit the transportation of freight within the state, or through the state, carried in motor vehicles of :











permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible permissible pounds

width-96 inches

height-12I/2 feet

length of a single vehicle-35 feet length of a combination-45 feet

weight per inch width of tire-600 pounds weight on single axle-18,000 pounds weight on two axles-30,000 pounds weight on three axles-40,000 pounds weight of semi-trailers-40,000 pounds weight of other combinations-40,000

notwithstanding any state or local regulations to the contrary.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, at Dover, this twenty-fifth

(GREAT SBAL) day of May, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-two.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.