MnDOT enforcing Winter Load increases starting January 4th

MnDOT enforcing Winter Load increases starting January 4th

January 4, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/4/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be enforcing their winter load increases starting Monday, January 4th, 2021 on restricted state highways in the Central Frost Zone.

Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum on unrestricted highways during the winter load increase period. However, trucks must comply with current registration weight laws and not exceed registered weight tolerances.

A winter weight increase permit is required to take advantage of the 10 percent weight increase on interstate highways only; a permit is not required for state trunk highways.

For questions about over legal weight/size “heavy haul”trucking, call MnDOT’s Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operation – Oversize/Weight Permits at 651-296-6000 or reach them by email. For questions about enforcement call the Minnesota Department of Public Safety – State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at 651-350-2000