Minnesota

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October 5, 2016

Minnesota Judge Upholds State's Biodiesel Mandate

An effort to block a state requirement for all diesel fuel sold at the pump to be at least 10% biofuel has been blocked by a District Court judge.

May 26, 2015

Bird Flu Affecting Trucking in Midwest

The avian flu viruses that have affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in more than a dozen states since December are taking their toll on the trucking companies that serve the poultry industry.

April 20, 2015

Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate

The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.

April 7, 2015

Rihm Kenworth Expands to Twin Cities Region

Rihm Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Lake Elmo, Minn., to provide expanded service support to customers and truck operators in the Twin Cities metro area.

December 10, 2014

Eastbound I-94 in St. Paul Closed Over Weekend

Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.

December 1, 2014

Interstate 94 in St. Paul Closing for Bridge Work

Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., between Highway 61 and Interstate 35 East will be closed from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8 for bridge work. The road will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th and reopens on Monday, Dec. 8th at 5 a.m.

November 3, 2014

Christmas Tree, Trucking's Image Make Way to Capitol for Holidays

Last Thursday, more than 300 people celebrated the harvesting of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree before it was loaded onto a tractor-trailer for a special tour on its way to Washington, D.C. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

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 20, 2013

FMCSA Plans Sleeper Berth Test

UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.

December 16, 2013

ATA, Minnesota Trucking Association Request Sleeper Berth Pilot Project

The American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association have jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct a pilot program to study the effect of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by truck drivers.

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.

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