Truck-Weight Training and Informational Videos

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Truck-Weight How-To Training Videos (2023)

How to Measure a Truck

How to Measure a Truck

Understand how to correctly weigh your truck following Minnesota road regulations.

Identifying Axles

Learn how to accurately identify all axles by their type, such as single, tandem or tridem, to help you understand the weight limits chart.

Tire Size and Tire Rating

Vehicle weight limits are regulated by the positioning and number of tires, wheels, and axles. This video explains how to determine the weight limitations of each axle of your vehicle and how to use the axle weight limit chart to determine if you are within the weight limitations.

Variable Axles

Learn the basics of variable load axles: what they are used for, how to use them, and rules around them.

Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program: Special Products Presentation (2020)

This virtual training presentation offers an overview of the most frequently requested information from the Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program and reflects legislative changes to specific commodities. 

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Truck Weight Calculator Training (2020)

This video tutorial explains how to use the Minnesota Truck Weight Calculator. The calculator provides a convenient way to determine the maximum legal weight that any set of axles on a vehicle/vehicle combination may carry on Minnesota highways. The allowable weight on a vehicle/vehicle combination may increase by either adding additional axles or by increasing the distance between axles. The formula for the calculator is a weight-to-length ratio.

Truck-Weight Education Program: Overview (2016)

An overview video of Truck-Weight Education Program and its benefits.