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News Release

March 27, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Mn/DOT offers oversize/overweight vehicle permit training

Classes scheduled statewide to help truckers save time, money


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mn/DOT is offering training this spring to help freight shippers and haulers save time applying for single-trip and seasonal oversize/overweight trucking permits. The class, held in six locations statewide, includes information on how to:


• Apply for a single-trip permit
• Apply for annual and seasonal permits
• Record and authorize moves (trips) on your annual permit
• Store individual vehicle information for later retrieval without having to re-enter the data
• Search a previous permit and use it as a template for a new permit
• Properly enter vehicle axle configurations (such as weights, tire sizes and axle spacings)
• Put an application on hold to complete later
• Evaluate your route or let the system find you a route
• Handle route failures
• Complete applications needing bridge rating review
• Understand escort requirements
• Determine weight restrictions
• Use our new payment process
• Manage your contact info and payment profiles
• Make the best use of the web program
• Review CVO Web sites that can help in other aspects of your operation


Class locations:


Arden Hills:
May 6, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT Training Center
1900 West County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126

April 30, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT District Office
1320 Sunflower St.
Crookston, MN 56716


May 15, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT District Office
1123 Mesaba Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811


May 11, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT District Office
1010 - 21st Ave. NW
Owatonna, MN 55060


April 22, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT District Office
2900 - 48th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901


St. Cloud:
April 10, 2009 - 9 a.m. - noon

Mn/DOT District Office
3725 - 12th St. N
St. Cloud, MN 56303


For more information, contact Debbie Starr in Mn/DOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permit Section, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations, 651-355-0246.