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Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest
InTrans Project Reports
  • Jing Dong, Iowa State University
  • Christopher Albrecht, Iowa State University
  • Patrick Michael Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Micah Keala Makaiwi, Iowa State University
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This project investigated regulatory issues that may affect or limit freight movement in Iowa and other Midwest states: Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Current state regulations for the following are reviewed and summarized: - Vehicle dimensions - Vehicle weights - Speed limits - Weight compliance enforcement - Fees and taxes - Driver qualifications - Medical certification - Hours of service - Oversize-overweight permits

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Report Number
25-1121-0003-232; InTrans Project 13-456
Granting Agencies

Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

Mid-America Transportation Center, 2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851, Lincoln, NE 68583-085

U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and

Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590

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4 MB
Citation Information
Jing Dong, Christopher Albrecht, Patrick Michael Johnson and Micah Keala Makaiwi. "Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest" (2014)
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