Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Motor Carrier of Passengers (For-hire)


Intrastate carriers (operating only within Minnesota)

Interstate carriers (operating across state lines)

News and Notices


  • Drivers of motor carriers of passengers must pass a criminal background check, as required under Minnesota Statutes ยง 221.178; 299C.67.
  • Small vehicle passenger service is provided by a person engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers, in a vehicle designed to transport 7 or fewer persons including the driver. Small vehicle passenger service is regulated by the cities in which they operate and the Metropolitan Council.