Events & Education

The North Dakota Motor Carriers Association hosts a variety of events and educational opportunities for industry professionals. These include our annual convention, numerous educational seminars as well as the North Dakota Truck Driving Championships. Check our calendar of events below to see what opportunities you can take advantage of.

Upcomming Seminars:

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminars: NDMCA is hosting Annual Vehicle Inspections Seminars in five locations across ND in March and April. These seminars are taught by the ND Highway Patrol and teach inspectors and those who wish to be an inspector what an annual inspection includes under federal regulations and what is required to conduct a complete annual vehicle inspection. Under federal and state safety regulations, all interstate and intrastate commercial motor vehicles, including agricultural and private fleets, must complete a full-scale annual safety inspection.

Seminars will be held in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo, and Dickinson.


Permitting Seminars: NDMCA is hosting Permitting Seminars in five locations across ND in March and April. These seminars are taught by Jackie Darr, Permit Section Manager, ND Highway Patrol. These seminars provide a comprehensive overview of the oversize and overweight permitting process and regulations. Includes a review of the allowable configurations, axle weights, frost laws, and a walk through of the online permitting system.

Seminars will be held in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo, and Dickinson.

The Seminars held in Grand Forks, Fargo and Dickinson will also include training on Upper Great Plains Transportation Institue’s Truck Weight Calculator, which is a free online calculator to determine how to comply with legal gross and axle weight limits in North Dakota. The calculator will show the carrier what a vehicle combination can legally weigh based on axle configuration, number of axles, number of tires per axle, distance between axles and the tire width. This is specific to North Dakota with clicking options for selecting state highways and interstates.


Drug and Alcohol Training and HOS for Supervisors: This half-day compliance seminar, taught by Kelly Krapu, Dixon Compliance Solutions, is designed to train transportation supervisors in two areas that generate many questions: Hours of Service (HOS) and Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors

The HOS component will focus on regulatory compliance as well as answer a variety of common questions. Training includes the mandatory rest break, 34-hour restart, egregious violations, and on-duty time definition. Attendees will gain a better understanding of HOS regulations and learn about the latest changes being implemented.

The Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors component trains supervisors of drivers, who are required to receive two hours of training as specified by Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 382.603). This session will enable supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo reasonable suspicion testing.

Seminars will be held in Fargo and Bismarck.



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Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar - Minot - 3/15/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Permitting Seminar - Minot - 3/15/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 AM

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Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar - Bismarck - 3/16/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar read more

Permitting Seminar - Bismarck - 3/16/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Permitting Seminar read more

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar - Grand Forks - 3/28/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar read more

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar - Grand Forks - 3/28/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar read more

Drug and Alcohol Training and HOS for Supervisors - Fargo - 3/29/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drug and Alcohol Training and HOS for Supervisors read more

Fargo Moorhead Safety 20 -The Next Big Thing - 3/30/2017

This group is affiliated with the Transportation Club of Fargo Moorhead and with the North Dakota Motor Carries Association. They meet to discuss current safety issues and trends in the industry. read more

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar - Fargo - 3/30/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar read more

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar - Fargo - 3/30/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar read more

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar - Dickinson - 4/5/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Annual Vehicle Inspection Seminar read more

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar - Dickinson - 4/5/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Permitting and Truck Weight Calculator Seminar read more

Drug and Alcohol Training and HOS for Supervisors - Bismarck - 4/12/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drug and Alcohol Training and HOS for Supervisors - Bismarck read more

Spring DOT Compliance and CSA Seminar - 4/17/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring DOT Compliance, CSA and Electronic Logging Devices. read more

Fargo Moorhead Safety 20 - Scholarship Awards Banquet - 4/27/2017

This group is affiliated with the Transportation Club of Fargo Moorhead and with the North Dakota Motor Carries Association. They meet to discuss current safety issues and trends in the industry. read more

2017 NDMCA Annual Convention - Change. Challenge. Opportunity. - 5/24/2017 12:00 PM to 5/25/2017 9:00 PM

Join us for the 72nd North Dakota Motor Carriers Association Annual Convention - Change. Challenge. Opportunity. read more

2017 ND Truck Driving Championship - 6/3/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The 2016 Truck Driving Championships will be held at the Skills and Technology Training Center in Fargo. read more

Fargo Moorhead Safety 20 - Spring Golf Event - Meadows Moorhead - 6/7/2017

This group is affiliated with the Transportation Club of Fargo Moorhead and with the North Dakota Motor Carries Association. They meet to discuss current safety issues and trends in the industry. read more

Save the Date - Hazmat Training Seminar - Bismarck - 8/14/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Hazmat Training Seminar - Bismarck - This important training is required every 36 months. read more

Save the Date - Accident Investigation Seminar - Bismarck - 8/15/2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Accident Investigation Seminar - Bismarck read more

Save the Date - Hazmat Training Seminar - Fargo - 8/16/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Hazmat Training Seminar - Fargo - This important training is required every 36 months. read more

Save the Date - Accident Investigation Seminar - Fargo - 8/17/2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Accident Investigation Seminar - Fargo read more

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