Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Commercial Vehicle Operations Training


A special transportation service (STS).

Oversize/Overweight Permit Training

This free class will show you time-saving ways to apply for your OSOW transportation permits.

Training classes are limited in size, so register at least two weeks in advance. You will be sent a confirmation of your registration. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact us to verify the class has not been canceled.

Training topics:

  • Applying for a single trip permit
  • Various annual and seasonal permits and how to apply for them
  • Recording and authorizing moves (trips) on your annual permit
  • Storing individual vehicle information for later retrieval without re-entering data
  • Searching a previous permit and use it as a template for a new permit
  • Properly entering vehicle axle configurations (such as weights, tire sizes, and axle spacings)
  • Putting an application on Hold to complete later
  • Evaluating your route, or let the online permitting system find you a route
  • What to do when your route fails
  • Applications needing Bridge Rating review
  • Escort requirements
  • Weight restrictions
  • Using the new payment process
  • Managing your contact info and payment profiles
  • Making the best use of the online permitting system
  • Reviewing CVO web sites that can help in other aspects of your operation

Class Dates and Locations

All classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date Location Address City
March 19 Detroit Lakes District Office          1000 Hwy 10 West Detroit Lakes, MN
March 21

Duluth District Office

1123 Mesaba Avenue

Duluth, MN

March 26 Arden Hills Training Center - Limited spaces left 1900 County Road I West Shoreview, MN
April 2 St. Cloud District Office - FULL 3725 12th Street N St. Cloud, MN
April 9 Mankato District Office 2151 Bassett Drive Mankato, MN
April 11 Willmar District Office 2505 Transportation Road Willmar, MN