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Publications and Guides: Commercial Vehicle Operations

A collage of publications.

Guides

Driver qualifications

A checklist of the general requirements for driver qualification files. A motor carrier must keep a driver qualification file for each driver at its principal place of business for as long as the driver is employed by the carrier and for 3 years after the driver leaves the carrier's employment.

Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Guide

A guide to obtaining a hazardous material endorsement on your Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The USA Patriot Act requires all drivers who transport hazardous materials to undergo a security threat assessment.

Household Goods Movers' Booklet

A practical guide to plan your move, such as choosing a household goods mover, obtaining an estimate, knowing how charges are calculated, determining the need for insurance, agreeing on a shipment date and reporting damage claims.

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) manual

A manual providing general information regarding the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) program and explains the responsibilities as a participant of IFTA. The information published does not change or override any current statute, rule, regulation, or policy.

International Registration Plan (IRP) Manual

A reference guide providing guidance for registration applications involving apportioned vehicles; it is not intended as complete authority for filing and processing International Registration Plan (IRP) registration applications. The information published does not change or override any current statute, rule, regulation, or policy.

Maximum Gross Weight Table (by jurisdiction)

A table listing the maximum operating weight and maximum cab card weight in pounds for each jurisdiction.

Minnesota Commercial Truck & Passenger Regulations

A handy reference guide to help you in your travels across the state. This book was prepared for the professional driver and carrier who transports property, passengers, or hazardous materials on Minnesota highways.

Minnesota Truck Size and Weight Project

Learn about our efforts to evaluate existing state laws on truck size and weight in Minnesota.

Oversize/Overweight Trucking In Minnesota Brochure

This quick reference brochure lists contains helpful tips and tricks on oversize/overweight trucking in Minnesota, such as definitions, application information, tire limits, obtaining a permit and travel hours.

Oversize/Overweight Superload Corridors 2013 (PDF, 1.63 MB)

For vehicles hauling oversize/overweight cargo loads, a map of superload corridors in Minnesota.

Truck Freight Tonnage 2013 (PDF, 3.77 MB)

A map of truck freight tonnage as of August 2013.

Vehicle Tax Tables

A matrix depicting the taxable amounts for various types of vehicles.