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June 29, 2021

MTA Joins IC Case Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

July 20, 2021

MTA Asks Senate to Reject Increased Insurance Minimums

The MTA co-signed letters with 64 state and national organizations asking senators to  oppose increasing the required minimum amount of liability insurance. The recently-passed House version of the highway bill, H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, regrettably included an increase from the current minimum of $750,000 to $2,000,000.

July 28, 2021

MTA Requests Truck Drivers Be Eligible for Minnesota
Frontline Worker Funds

Today MTA President John Hausladen testified before the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group, requesting that truck drivers be eligible for part of the $250 million appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature. 

June 9, 2021

Tell Minneapolis City Council NO to Truck Parking Ban 

The MTA has submitted an Amicus Brief to the Cal Cartage case being appealed to the United States Supreme Court. The appeal attempts to overturn lower court rulings regarding the ABC Test provisions of California Assembly Bill 5. The MTA believes any restriction on the independent contractor model could significantly impact trucking industry capacity and the livelihood of countless independent contractors. MTA member attorneys Doug Grawe and Mike Glover crafted and submitted the brief on behalf of the MTA and its members.

The City of Minneapolis is proposing to ban parking of trucks on city streets. The proposed ban and full background on the ordinance can be found below.

This ordinance would effectively eliminate all overnight truck parking.

The Transportation and Public Works Committee will hold an on-line hearing regarding the ordinance on June 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

All MTA member fleets and their drivers who park vehicles in Minneapolis are encouraged to sign up to testify at this hearing.

 

All vehicles that weigh or have a carrying capacity over 26,000 pounds are prohibited from parking on any street unless one of the following criteria is met:

  • They’re actively engaged in loading, unloading, or providing a service.

  • They’re stopped or parked at the direction of a police officer or traffic control agent.

  • They’re in a zone with signage authorizing parking vehicles of increased weights.

  • Citations for violation of this ordinance can be attributed to either the driver, lessee, or owner of the vehicle.

  • The fine for violation of this ordinance will initially be $100 through December 31st, 2022. Thereafter the fine will be $250.

  • The current weight limit for vehicles parking in residential zoning districts is increased from 6000 to 10,000 pounds to better align with modern vehicles.