Trucking and prevailing wage


The TRUCK TALK newsletter provides information regarding trucking on WisDOT highway construction projects. WisDOT will share updates on the ​Trucking Industry, it’s facilitation, and any applicable information on new data, reports, and studies.

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Trucking Safety and​ Regulatory Requirements worksh​op

Presented at the 2022 DBE Annual Workshop and Networking Summit. Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. William Berger presents information related to state and federal regulations that apply to the trucking industry. The topic areas include regulations related to size, weight and load, Class B highways, posted roads, intrastate hours of service rules, Commercial Driver's License applicability, medical certification and tiers of operation, load securement and operating authority.

Trucking Utiliz​ation

The intent of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Trucking Utilization Policy is to comply with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) trucking regulations as defined in 49 CFR, Part 26.55(d). These provisions provide an explanation of the federal law and information regarding compliance with the DBE requirements applicable to trucking.

WisDOT will use the Trucking Utilization Policy as guidelines when considering a trucking firm to ensure that it falls within the normal concept of trucking and how it is eligible to count credit toward the DBE goal(s) on a project.

Trucking Schedule

Trucking Schedule Update Form

Hiring agree​ment

A hiring agreement signed by both the, DBE or Non-DBE Trucking Firm (Broker) and its DBE lessees must also be submitted with the Civil Rights and Compliance Program Section for approval of DBE credit on each and every project.

Trucking Utilization Plan

DBE Replacement Policy

Federal Guidance on DBE Replacement 49 CFR Part 26.53, maintains that WisDOT must require that a prime contractor not terminate a DBE subcontractor (or an approved substitute DBE firm) without WisDOT's prior written consent. As of Oct. 13, 2020, the “DBE Replacement Policy” has been renamed, “DBE Commitment Modification Policy”

Trucking Guidelines