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Minnesota Commercial Truck and Passenger Regulations
2014
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Table of Contents

 

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Quick Reference Phone List, Introduction, Table of Contents - i

 

Section 01 Driver’s Checklist - 9


Section 02 Vehicle Registration and Licensing - 11
Intrastate Registration Requirements - 12
International Registration Plan - 13
Free Zone/Reciprocity Agreements - 19
IRP and IFTA Record Keeping Requirements - 21
Audit - 23


Section 03 Maximum Vehicle Dimensions - 25


Section 04 Weight Limitations - 29


Section 05 Oversize/Overweight Permits - 35


Section 06 Driver Qualification Rules - 39
General Requirements - 41
Physical Qualifications for Drivers - 41
Driver Qualification File - DQ File - 43

 

Section 07 Minnesota Intrastate Driver Waivers - 45

 

Section 08 Alcohol and Drug Testing Requirements - 49
Program Implementation Checklist - 51

 

Section 09 Commercial Driver’s License - 53
Classes of Commercial Driver Licenses - 55
Commercial Driver’s License Endorsements - 56

 

Section 10 Driver’s Hours of Service - 59
Carriers Not Subject to Hours of Service Rules - 60
100 Air-Mile Radius Driver - 63
Record Retention - 64

 

Section 11 Vehicle Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance - 65
Daily Vehicle Inspection Report - 66
Daily Vehicle Inspection - 67
Minnesota Annual Vehicle Inspection Program - 67
Required Emergency Equipment - 68
Safe Loading of Vehicles - 68
Exceptions - 69
Roadside Inspections - 70
Out-of-Service Vehicles - 71

Section 12 Vehicle Requirements - 73
USDOT Number - 74

 

Section 13 Types of Intrastate Carriers - 77
Private Carriers - 78
For-Hire Carriers - 78
Exempt Carriers - 78

 

Section 14 Obtaining and Maintaining Minnesota Intrastate For-Hire Operating Authority - 81
Motor Carriers of Property - 82
Household Goods Carriers - 83
Building Movers - 83
Motor Carriers of Passengers - 84
Limousine Permit - 85
Special Transportation Service - 86

 

Section 15 Obtaining Interstate For-Hire Operating Authority - 89
Unified Carrier Registration Program - 90

 

Section 16 Insurance Requirements - 93

 

Section 17 Hazardous Materials - 95
Hazardous Materials Registration and Credentials - 96
USDOT Hazardous Materials Registration Program - 96
Hazardous Materials Communications - 98
Shipping Papers and Emergency Information - 98
Marking and Labeling - 99
Placards - 100
Hazard Materials Transportation Security - 100
Large Bulk Quantities - 101
Applicability of Security Plan Regulations -101
Components of Hazardous Materials Security Plans - 102
Hazardous Materials Employee Training - 103
Materials of Trade - 104
Transportation of Gasoline in Fueling/Contractor Tanks - 105
Driving / Parking / Inspection During Hazardous Materials
Transportation - 105

 

Section 18 Minnesota Agency Directory - 109

 

Section 19 National Agency Directory - 113

 

Section 20 Definitions - 121

 

Section 21 Internet Resource List - 125

Location and Phone Numbers