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  • License Requirements
  • Truck/Road Restrictions
  • Selecting Tank Size
You can find all the applicable state licensing and regulation guidelines by clicking on the links below:
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A driver is required to have a current and valid DOT health card (medical examiner's certificate) if operating a vehicle that is (Minnesota):

  • 1. Any size, and operating for-hire in intrastate commerce, unless providing transportation described in MN Statute § 221.025, clauses 6, 10, 12, and 13;
  • 2. Any size, and transporting hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded;
  • 3. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and operating in interstate commerce;
  • 4. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or GVWR and operating as a private carrier in intrastate commerce;

A driver is required to obtain a CDL to operate any of the following vehicles (Minnesota):

  • 1. A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds;
  • 2. A combination of vehicles with a combined GVW of more than 26,000 pounds; with a trailer of more than 10,000 pounds GVW
  • 3. Any size vehicle that requires hazardous materials placards
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During winter months where the frost line is present you weights will be restricted:
National weight standards apply to commercial vehicle operations on the Interstate Highway System, an approximately 40,000-mile system of limited access, divided highways that spans the nation. Off the Interstate Highway System, states may set their own commercial vehicle weight standards.


  • Federal commercial vehicle maximum standards on the Interstate Highway System are:
  • Single Axle: 20,000 pounds
  • Tandem Axle: 34,000 pounds
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 80,000 pounds


When selecting the proper tank size the key factor to think about is the route in which the truck will be driven. Many urban routes have small streets and cramped spaces making larger trucks hard to maneuver so smaller tanks are necessary. But some jobs require larger trucks because of the number of restrooms needed to be serviced.