Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Signs Law Expanding CDL Testing
Iowa is making it easier for people to enter trucking careers with a new law expanding third-party testers for commercial driver licenses.March 31, 2023
Iowa Has New Overweight Permit Law for Emergencies
Iowa has a new law on its books allowing state and local officials to exempt overweight permits from load limits so truckers can move heavier loads in emergencies.February 21, 2023
Iowa Extends Overweight Limits for Agricultural Transport
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended through Feb. 19 the harvest time proclamation for weight limits and the transportation of grain, fertilizer and manure.February 3, 2023
Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Plan
The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved the state’s transportation improvement program.June 16, 2020
Trump’s Biofuel Plan Triggers Political Fallout in Farm Country
President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it.
Walcott Truckers Jamboree to Welcome Over 40,000 Attendees
The 40th anniversary event will be held July 11-13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284. Festivities will include concerts, carnival games, firework shows, an antique truck display and a super truck beauty contest.
Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Improvement Plan
The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s outline for projects that will be conducted over the next several years.June 18, 2018
Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges
Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.May 11, 2018
I-74 Bridge Replacement Aims to Ease Mobility in Quad Cities Corridor
The Interstate 74 bridge replacement, a tandem project of the Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation, will increase capacity and facilitate mobility on an important corridor that links the two states.February 5, 2018
Iowa DOT Seeks Volunteers for Self-Driving Car Research
Some of Iowa’s leaders in automated vehicle research are seeking volunteers to help test the results of high-definition mapping and data collection.