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Minnesota DDGS

Nov 28, 2016 at 01:30 PM CST
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I was recently told that DDGS fall under the "Raw or Unprocessed Ag" category in Minnesota. This was in regards to the 90,000/97,000# permit. I had always thought it was not
covered and had to be hauled at a max gross weight of 80,000#. Anyone know much about this?
Replied on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 07:41 PM CST
I believe you should ask this question to MN DOT to be sure. Write down date, time and person's name. Be sure and be safe.
Replied on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 10:38 PM CST
Depends if the shipper will load over 80.000 also !!!
Replied on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 09:54 AM CST
I've hauled Alot in MN on 5 axles, and those I've seen in the lines either were driving ultra light day cabs on 5 axles or 7 axles with the sleeper trucks with MN plates. Ddg can be processed further, so its still somewhat raw, or maybe the state knows we can't make squat on 25 tons when that's all there is to haul. You still have to bridge it though. 51' rear to steer on 7 only gets to 89,500. Have to have a long wheelbase tractor for those 36' x" triples. Go to Red Rock or rail transfer 1 time and you will learn how awesome ddg in MN is.
Replied on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 12:21 PM CST
Yeah Travis, with the short triples, it usually ends up being even less than 89,000. I don't think I want to go that route, We have some contract business and if we can go up to 97,000 it will make a difference on what we buy for trailers. I have got different answers from MinDOT so far but I think I'll just call the actual plants to see what they will load.