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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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.
Trucking Utilization Policy
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.
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.
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 10/13/20 the “DBE Replacement Policy” has been renamed, “DBE Commitment Modification Policy”