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Monday, August 4, 2014
Truck to Deliver Record-setting Bridge Beam August 6 Near Duluth »
State history will be made on August 6 when two of six record-setting bridge beams will be delivered to a road project nea...
Friday, August 1, 2014
House, Senate Send $10.8B Highway Trust Fund Fix to President »
Transport Topics - August 1, 2014 A $10.8 billion bill to boost the Highway Trust Fund through May passed the House and...
Friday, July 25, 2014
FMCSA's Ferro Stepping Down in August »
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro is leaving her job in August at the Department of Transportation to...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Swift Action from Industry Removes Defamatory Ad »
Swift Action from Industry Removes Defamatory Ad Click on the link above to view the ad. You may have seen the...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: Costly, risky, unfair »
opinion Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: Costly, risky, unfair Truckers bear a significant part of this b...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Major Closures Throughout Minnesota over the Independence Day Weekend »
If you're traveling across the state this weekend, here are some of MN/DOT's major construction-related traffic impac...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Highway Fund Left Hanging as Congress Goes on Vacation »
A roadwork slowdown reminiscent of the partial closure of the federal government last year is now hanging over the U.S. ec...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Minnesota's 10% Biodiesel Mandate Starts Tuesday »
Pioneer Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014 After years of starts and stops, the next frontier has finally arrived for biodie...
Friday, June 27, 2014
More Than 30,000 Medical Professionals Now Listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Exam »
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that 8,000 mor...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Partisan Procedural Objections Halt Action on HOS Amendment »
Debate on an amendment to an expansive fiscal 2015 funding bill that would have rolled back a suspension to a rule limitin...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
FMCSA Grants Exemption to Livestock Haulers »
After a yearlong effort, the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference, in conjunction with a coalition of livestock...
Monday, June 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jim Kroschel Named Grand Champ at MN Truck Driving Championships »
JIM KROSCHEL NAMED CHAMPION AT  MINNESOTA TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS  US Foods driver takes top h...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Gridlock Cost Fleets $9.2 Billion Last Year »
Congestion on the nation’s interstate highways last year cost the transportation industry more than $9.2 billion in operat...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Minnesota Truck Driver Shortage Creates Job Boom »
With baby boomers starting to turn in their keys, there's a great need for drivers to get behind the wheels of big rigs....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
ATRI Identifies Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Field Study Report »
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Fed...
Friday, April 4, 2014
MnDOT Unveils $1.1 Billion for Transportation Projects »
Star Tribune - Thursday, April 3, 3014 The crews are still in snow mode, but when the blades come off the plows the Minne...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Governor Dayton Signs Bill to Repeal Warehousing Tax »
Late Friday, Governor Dayton signed a $434-million dollar tax reform bill into law after it was approved by both the Minne...
Friday, March 14, 2014
FMCSA Proposes ELD Mandate »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 13 issued a revised proposal to mandate that electronic logging d...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Minnesota Budget Surplus Grows to $1.23 Billion »
Star Tribune - February 28, 2014 Minnesota’s strengthening economic recovery has left the state with a budget surplus of...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Published Today »
Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the National Drug a...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Trucking Industry Asks Obama to "Proceed Cautiously" on New Fuel Emissions »
President Obama on Tuesday used executive action to order a new round of fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas standards for...
Thursday, February 6, 2014
FMCSA Extention of the Regional Emergency Declaration for Home Heating Fuels »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is extending the emergency interstate transportation exemption for...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Quality Issues with the Minnesota 2014 IFTA Decal »
Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) has received reports from customers who are experiencing quality issues with some of th...
Friday, January 31, 2014
IFTA Amendment on CNG Adopted »
Voting closed last week on the current proposals to amend the International Fuel Tax Agreement. Only three ballots w...
Friday, January 31, 2014
FMCSA Says HOS Study Proves Benefits of New Restart Restrictions »
A new study found that the restart provision in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration‘s current hours-of-service...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Employers Must Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by Feb. 1 »
Employers subject to the injury and illness reporting requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (ge...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Propane Shortage - State Establishes Public Hotline »
The cold winter is a growing concern for Minnesotans who use propane to heat their homes as prices rise and long-term su...
Friday, January 24, 2014
The Minnesota Trucking Association Names Milt Lowe Minnesota's 2013 Driver of the Year »
The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Milt Lowe, professional truck driver for Citi-Cargo & Storage in&n...
Friday, January 10, 2014
FMCSA Announces One-Year Extension of Paper Medical Certificate Requirement »
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is extending by one year, until Jan. 30, 2015,...
Monday, January 6, 2014
MN Dept. of Revenue Issues Fact Sheet on Warehousing Tax »
The Minnesota Department of Revenue issued a fact sheet on the warehousing tax scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2014....
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Minnesota's "Ban the Box" Takes Effect »
Beginning January 1, 2014, Minnesota employers will have to wait until a job applicant has been selected for an intervie...
Monday, December 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mn/DOT Releases Final Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan »
The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesot...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
ATA, Minnesota Trucking Association Requests Sleeper Berth Pilot »
This month, the American Trucking Associations and Minnesota Trucking Association jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Car...
Friday, December 13, 2013
ATA Issues New Paper on Reliability of CSA Scores »
On Monday, Dec. 9, ATA released a comprehensive CSA paper that focuses on the reliability of carriers’ CSA scores. The p...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Trucking Adds 8,400 Jobs in November as Unemployment Hits Five-Year Low »
The U.S. unemployment rate was 7% in November, the lowest rate in five years, as the trucking industry and the economy as...

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