Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest

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2014-12-01
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Dong, Jing
Albrecht, Christopher
Johnson, Patrick
Makaiwi, Micah
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Institute for Transportation
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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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The related 51-page full report can be downloaded from http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/intrans_reports/

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Freight traffic, Policy Analysis, Regulations, Traffic congestion, Traffic Crashes, Trucking, Iowa, Midwestern States, freight movement, oversize weight permits, state trucking regulations, trucking permits, truck size limits, truck weight limits
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