April 20, 2015 - Industry News
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Litigation
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Dealership, Rihm Kenworth, Parts and Service
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Minnesota, Highways
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Highways, Minnesota, I-94
October 3, 2014 - Industry News
Divers traveling southbound on Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis will see detours from Oct. 3-6 while repair crews work.
Tags: Minnesota, Detours, Minneapolis, Interstate 35
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
Tags: Hours of Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Truck Parking, Rest Areas, Minnesota, Truckstops
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Road Construction, I-94, Interstate 94
June 30, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Maine, Speed Limits
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Regulations, Lead Wheel Weights, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Highway Construction
January 10, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Regulations, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Safety and Compliance, FMCSA, New York
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Propane Autogas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Weather
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Minnesota, North Dakota, Diesel Fuel, Winter, Propane Transport
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Aftermarket Parts, Alignment, HDA Truck Pride, Suspensions
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Ryder, Natural Gas, Minnesota, UPS, Clean Energy, Daimler, Events, Cummins Westport, Kwik-Trip, MTA
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Diesel Prices
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Natural Gas, Minnesota, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Events
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Information Technology
July 30, 2013 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
Crews will close sections the roadway to set the beams on the Park Avenue Bridge which spans the two freeways.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota
May 6, 2013 - Industry News
If you're driving in Minneapolis, you may encounter overnight weeknight and weekend delays and detours on Interstate 94 and Interstate 35W as crews close the roadway to redeck the Park Avenue and Portland Avenue Bridges spanning the two freeways.
Tags: Highways, I-35W, I-94, Minnesota
February 27, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking interests in Minnesota are hoping to melt plans by the governor to implement a new tax on trucking, saying it will freeze them out.
Tags: Minnesota, Taxes
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