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Commercial Vehicle Operations in Minnesota

Amended Special Transportation Service (STS) rules (Chapter 8840)

On September 14, 2023, changes to MN Rules Chapter 8840 were published and became effective. Changes include:

  • STS providers are now required to obtain a US DOT number (if they do not already have one, one must be obtained at the time of renewal), and must be displayed on vehicles;
  • Minimum insurance coverage raised to $500,000.00, combined single limit;
  • New required content in the application;
  • Other new grounds for denial of application;
  • Introduction of the new "Minnesota Vehicle Requirements for Special Transportation Services and Limousines";
  • Changes to driver training requirements (new topics and categories, such as child seats and stretchers);
  • Vehicles must now carry a body fluid cleanup kit and seat belt extender; and
  • Changes in the daily vehicle inspection conducted by provider and eliminated weekly inspection.

To view the full content of the amended and adopted rule changes, go to: Adopted Rules.

To view the complete rules for STS, go to: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/8840/.