Minnesota

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October 3, 2014

Expect Delays on I-35W Near Minneapolis Oct. 3-6

Divers traveling southbound on Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis will see detours from Oct. 3-6 while repair crews work.

August 28, 2014

New Parking System Helps Truckers Find Open Spaces

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.

August 4, 2014

Section of I-35W in Minneapolis Closing This Weekend

Southbound I-35W from Highway 55 to 46th Street will close Friday, Aug. 8 at midnight through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

June 30, 2014

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10%

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel.

May 28, 2014

Maine Speed Limits Moving Higher, Minnesota Studying Higher Limits

Speed limits along some Interstate routes in Maine as well as one non-Interstate route are increasing, some immediately. The move by the state transportation department follows a study of crash numbers and speeds it claims most people are already driving.

May 13, 2014

Minnesota Lead Wheel Weight Bill Heads to Governor

A proposed Minnesota ban on lead wheel weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles, has passed a final vote in both the state house and senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.

April 23, 2014

Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend for Bridge Demolition in St. Paul

Both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.

January 10, 2014

More States Issue Emergency Fuel Hauling Waivers

While record-setting cold weather has let up across many affected portions of the United States, the number of waivers to trucking rules issued by states continues growing.

January 6, 2014

Several States Waiving Trucking Rules for Fuel Shipments

UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.

January 2, 2014

Cold Weather Results in Emergency Trucking Waivers

Extremely cold weather in parts of the country has led to some states issuing emergency waivers of federal trucking rules when it comes to hauling different fuels.

December 12, 2013

HOS Exemptions Issued for North Dakota and Minnesota

An emergency order has been issued in North Dakota for truckers delivering diesel fuel. The move by Gov. Jack Dalrymple is in response to colder-than-normal temperatures leading to extremely low supplies of diesel.

December 2, 2013

Blaine Brothers Acquires Truckaline

Blaine Brothers, a Minnesota-based parts and service company headquartered in the Twin Cities area, has acquired Truckaline in Blaine, Minn. Truckaline specializes in full-service truck alignments, frame work and suspensions, including brakes and springs.

November 19, 2013

Minnesota Announces “Corridors of Commerce” Projects

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced ten highway construction projects will receive funding through the state’s new $300 million Corridors of Commerce program.

October 16, 2013

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.

October 7, 2013

Minnesota Increasing Biodiesel Blend

Minnesota is moving toward increasing the amount of biodiesel that’s blended into diesel fuel sold in the state during the warmer months of the year.

September 16, 2013

Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking Set For Oct. 17

The Minnesota Trucking Association believes strongly in natural gas as a clean fuel for trucks. In fact, the support is so strong that it has planned the region's first industry-wide summit directed at those who own and maintain fleets of trucks.

August 8, 2013

MnDOT Rolls Out New 511 Service for Truckers

Less than a month after the debut of its new 511 traveler information mobile application for smartphones, Minnesota's Department of Transportation has again improved the real-time service for truckers and others seeking the best route from Point A to Point B.

July 30, 2013

Overnight Closure Set Aug. 1 for Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul

Drivers in St. Paul, Minn,, will encounter an overnight closure and detour on southbound Highway 52 as crews close the roadway for patching.

June 20, 2013

Travel Advisory: Overnight Closures on I-94, I-35W in Minneapolis Next Week

Crews will close sections the roadway to set the beams on the Park Avenue Bridge which spans the two freeways.

June 19, 2013

On my Honor, I Will Do My Best ... to Improve Young People's Knowledge of Trucking

A great way to help improve trucking's image is to reach people when they're young, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" Blog. Have you thought about reaching out to Scouts?

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