Truck Weight Education

Each year, truck traffic is increasing in Minnesota. Recently new legislation has changed some long standing truck weight laws. Additional gross weights are possible for several commodities providing the trucks are configured correctly and the additional weight is authorized by the regulating road authority. The Minnesota Truck Weight Education Program, funded through 2019, addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided which explain road weights during various times of the year including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions. The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight, without violating the truck weight laws. How you configure your truck, with proper axle spacing, tire size makes a difference.

This training is free to interested individuals, but registration is required prior to training and class sizes are limited. Go to External Website: University of Minnesota - Minnesota LTAP to find a list of class dates, locations, and to register. We also deliver customized training (Opens Customized Truck Weight Education Training PDF) directly to your company at your location or ours.

Download the current Truck-Weight Compliance Training Brochure(PDF)

Pictured (left to right): Greg A. Hayes, Tom J. Nelson, Paul Robischon, and Keith WilliamsonPictured (left to right): Greg A. Hayes, Tom J. Nelson, Paul Robischon, and Keith Williamson

Contact Truck Weight Education Coordinators

Greg Hayes
Program Director and Program Support
Phone: 218-684-1764
Email: Greg Hayes