Free training sessions on how to comply with truck weight regulations will be held across North Dakota in April.
The sessions will address concerns from state, county, city and township authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Seasonal road weight limits will be explained and attendees will learn how to haul the most legal weight without violating truck-weight laws. They will also learn how to configure trucks using proper axle spacing and tire sizes.
The training is intended for truck owners and operators, aggregate haulers, truck manufacturers, local authorities, agriculture industry, scale operators and others who influence truck route weights, or the purchase and alteration of trucks. Instructors for the training will include current and former members of the Motor Carrier Operations division of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The training is funded by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and coordinated by the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The meetings will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to participate, but attendees are asked to register by following the links www.ndltap.org/events/view.php?id=381.
Sessions will be held:
•April 9 (9:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time) – Grand Forks, Public Works Bldg., 724 N 47th St
•April 13 (9:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time) – Jamestown ND, ND Farmers Union Office Bldg., 1415 12th Ave SE
•April 15 (9:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time) – Mandan, ND - Farm Credit Services Bldg.(lower level) 1600 Old Red Trail
•April 20, 2015 (9:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time) – Williston, ND - Williston Research Extension Center, 14120 Hwy 2
•April 21, 2015 (9:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time) - Minot, ND - North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 US-83.