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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Department of Energy says CNG Prices Decline »
U.S. retail compressed natural gas prices dropped to their lowest level since July 2012, the Department of Energy reported...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Minnesota's Budget Outlook Improves with Projected Surplus »
Changes in forecast general fund revenue and expenditures for the current biennium have increased the projected balance fo...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Court Rejects Request to Halt Broker Bond Increase »
A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I-35E Cayuga Improvement Project »
There is still some construction occurring over the winter for the I-35E Cayuga Improvement Project—traffic changes are an...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
FMCSA Announces Proposed Changes to the Treatment of Adjudicated Citations »
Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its long-awaited proposed process for the treatment...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATRI says HOS Rule Reduced Productivity for Most Truckers »
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and...
Monday, November 18, 2013
MnDOT Announces 10 Corridors of Commerce Projects »
Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that ten highway construction projects...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Commercial Drivers Required to Self-Certify by January 30, 2014 »
Some Minnesota commercial licensed drivers, including school bus, semi-tractor trailer and garbage truck drivers could l...
Friday, November 1, 2013
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Stay HOS Restart Rule »
Yesterday, Congressmen Hanna (R-N.Y.), Rice (R-S.C.), and Michaud (D-Maine) introduced HR 3413, legislation that would s...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
FMCSA Revises HOS Rule Consistent with U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling »
Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule exempting short haul drivers from...
Friday, October 18, 2013
State Patrol to Step Up Commercial Vehicle Enforcement October 20-26 »
The Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Section is stepping up traffic enforcement activity statewide Oct. 20-26 as...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Senator Klobuchar Speaks at Natural Gas Summit »
United States Senator Amy Klobuchar is speaking at the Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking today, October 17, 2013...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Minnesota Biodiesel Mandate Set to Increase to 10% on July 1, 2014 »
Minnesota will go to 10 percent biodiesel during the non-winter months according to a letter recently submitt...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
47 Minnesota Counties Levy Wheelage Tax »
Effective January 1, 2014, forty-seven Minnesota counties will collect a $10 wheeleage tax.  The tax is determined by...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Minnesota Ranks Among Worst in Business Tax Climate »
According to the Tax Foundation, an independent, non-partisan research organization, Minnesota ranks near the bo...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Additional Requirements to Take Effect in California »
Trucks traveling in California have three months to be brought into compliance with more stringent emissions requirements...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
FMCSA Biennial Update Notice »
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their informati...
Friday, September 27, 2013
U.S. House Passes Sleep Apnea Bill Requiring Formal Rulemaking »
The U.S. House Thursday, Sept. 26, passed 405-0 its version of the so-called sleep apnea bill, a two-page piece of legisla...
Monday, September 23, 2013
MTA Members Encouraged to Join Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates »
ATFI is a growing alliance of concerned businesses and individuals that are working together to prevent tolling of existin...
Monday, September 23, 2013
National Registry of Medical Examiners Available Online »
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrat...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
MnDOT Chief: $50 Billion Needed for Transportation »
MPRNews - September 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Dunbar   State Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle said tax inc...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Representative Tim Walz Introduces Bill Opposing Increase to Federal Excise Tax »
TheTrucker.com - September 16, 2013   Legislation was introduced this week in the House of Representatives opposin...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Minnesota Trucking Association to Host Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking »
The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) believes strongly in natural gas as a clean fuel for trucks. In fact, the support...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Minnesota Faces a Bumpy Road in Trying to Fund Transportation Needs »
MinnPost - By Steven Dornfeld   State Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle is hitting the road to talk about —...
Friday, September 6, 2013
FMCSA Posts Guidance on New Broker, Freight Forwarder Requirements »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is setting an Oct. 1 deadline for compliance with new requirements for bro...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
FMCSA Publishes Final Rule for Unified Registration System »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final Unified Registration System (URS) rule that will co...
Friday, August 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major Twin Cities Traffic Slowdowns Expected This Weekend »
This weekend will be another big weekend of Twin Cities Metro roadway construction and closures. As you begin planning you...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Legislative Leaders Agree to Special Session for Disaster Relief Only »
Governor Dayton and all four legislative leaders met this morning and agreed to hold a Special Session on Monday, Septembe...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Major Metro Area Traffic Impacts This Weekend »
This weekend, there will be plenty of construction on Twin Cities Metro area interstates and highways. Due to the high lev...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Minnesota Legislature Should Reconsider Warehouse Tax »
Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune - August 13, 2013   We hold that there’s never a bad time to correct fla...
Monday, August 12, 2013
IFTA Changes Interest Rates »
This is a result of the 2010 IFTA ballot proposal in which the membership ratified a change to the interest rate from one...
Monday, August 12, 2013
FMCSA Clarifies 30-Minute Rest Break Provision »
HOS Final Rule   On December 27, 2011 (76 FR 81133), FMCSA published a final rule amending its hours-of-servi...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Mn/DOT Rolls Out New 511 Service for Truckers »
Less than a month after the debut of its new 511 traveler information mobile application for smartphones, MnDOT has again...
Monday, August 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mn/DOT Permit Office Update »
Mn/DOT Permit Office - Monday, August 5, 2013   This is an update to address issues some of you have encountered wi...
Monday, August 5, 2013
ATA Releases Q&A on HOS Ruling »
Q: What was the Court’s decision?   A: The Court denied ATA’s request that it vacate the restrictions on use of t...

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