2016 MN Freight System Plan: Trucking Overview

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This November, Commissioner Charles A. Zelle signed the 2016 Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan. This Plan is an update to Minnesota’s first State Freight Plan developed in 2005. The 96-page document describes: Minnesota’s freight transportation system and its role in the state’s economy Current and emerging industry trends The performance of the freight transportation system Current […]

Be Prepared to Stop: A World Without Trucks

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Many of those not working in the transportation or trucking industries do not realize the importance of trucks, and truckers, to our daily lives. Filmmaker Jennifer Clymer recently finished Be Prepared to Stop, a documentary depicting the necessity of truck drivers and trucks on the road. Be Prepared to Stop Clymer made the film in memory of her […]

“Don’t Be That Driver.” | National Work Zone Awareness Week

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In 2014, 669 deaths occurred in roadway work zones. Today is the first day of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15). This week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety in work zones. The initiative began in 1999, and this year’s theme is “Don’t Be That Driver.” According to the […]