When an Where

All workshops will be held 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)  

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 - Jamestown - ND Farmers Union Building, 1415 12th Ave SE

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 - Devils Lake, Ramsey County Courthouse, Basement Meeting RM., 524 4th Ave NE   

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 Grafton, Walsh Co. Courthouse, Farmers Room, 600 Cooper Ave

Monday, January 13, 2014 - West Fargo, Cass County Shop, 1201 W Main Ave      

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 - Minot, North Central Research Extension Center, Meeting RM, 5400 Highway 83 S


Denise Brown,
NDLTAP/UGPTI Training Coordinator













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********Free Training********

 The North Dakota Truck-Weight Education and Outreach Program addresses concerns from state, county, city and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided which explain road weights during various times of the year. The  program promotes voluntary truck-weight compliance, to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight, without violating the truck-weight laws. How you configure your truck, with proper axle spacing and tire size makes a difference.

The North Dakota Truck-Weight Education and Outreach Program is funded by North Dakota Department of Transportation. The program is being coordinated by North Dakota Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP)/Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) - North Dakota State University (NDSU) in collaboration with North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Topics Covered:                                                  

  • An update of road-weight limits and differences between the state  interstate systems.
  • Laws governing gross weights, axle weights, tire weights, road-restriction weight, and seasonally increased (winter and harvest) weights.
  • Road damage issues: how overweight trucks cost us all. 
  •  Overweight truck issues go beyond just gross and axle weights.
  •  Classroom exercises to help you identify legal weights on your own trucks.
  •  Do I have the right number tires and tire width for the weight?
  •  Issues to consider when purchasing a new truck, or altering a current truck.

Professional, easy-to-understand “take home” materials to assist you with your own configurations and options will be provided.

Please Note: This is not a “permitting” class for those who haul over-dimensional or overweight equipment that requires an oversize permit from either the state or county agencies. The class does cover basic permitting information.

Free Attendance

This workshop includes coffee breaks and program materials. Registrants are on their own for lunch. Disability accommodations are available upon request – Registration of more than three members from the same entity/company requires prior approval, Denise Brown (701) 328-9856, denise.brown.1@ndsu.edu 

Who Should Attend:   

Trucking entities that want to load to the maximum legal weight possible, scale operators, farm truck owners and operators, aggregate haulers, truck manufacturers who configure truck axles and tires, township and county authorities who influence truck route weights, any company representative who influence the purchase or alteration of new trucks, out-of-state companies that need to understand and comply with North Dakota's legal-weight limits, and truck driving students


Instructors at various locations

Brian Bonness

Doug Hoopman

Keith Williamson

Alan Billehus    

Scott Walch