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This course provides specialized training for enforcement and regulatory agency staff. It features many elements of the Truck-Weight Workshop for Operators & Haulers as well as more focused enforcement training, including an explanation of truck-weight statutes, weighing guidance, and an on-site demonstration of portable scales.

Date & Location

Not currently scheduled.

Topics Covered

  • An update of road weight limits and differences between the state and local systems
  • Laws governing gross weights, axle weights, tire weights, road-restriction weights, and seasonally increased (winter and harvest) weights
  • Road damage issues: how overweight trucks cost us all
  • Overweight truck issues go beyond just gross and axle weights
  • Classroom exercises to help you identify concerns in your own trucks
  • What's different between axle spacing? What are the legal tire weights?
  • New legislation regarding raw or unprocessed agricultural permits

Who Should Attend

Any enforcement or regulatory staff who may be asked to enforce or implement Minnesota truck-weight limits.

Please Note: This is not a “permitting” class for those who haul over-dimensional or overweight equipment that requires an oversize permit from either the state or county agencies. The class does cover the permit requirement for harvest and timber commodities and the 10 percent winter-load-increase (WLI) permit for trucks operating on Interstate highways.

Course Instructor

Greg Hayes is a retired state patrol regional supervisor, focused on truck weight enforcement and education. He worked with bordering states and provinces on weight-related issues and has been the the developer and coordinator of the Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Education Program since 2001. He currently works with road authorities, enforcement, and industry to gain mutual understanding of the very technical truck weight laws.

Credit

POST credits will be available for this training.

Informational Contact

For questions regarding course content, please contact course instructor Greg Hayes at 218-684-1764 or GAHayes@gmail.com.

Sponsors

This program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in cooperation with Alexandria Technical College and the University of Minnesota. Facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota.