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

Project status

Completed

Start date: 02/15/13
End date: 01/31/15

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

Co-principal investigator:

About the research

This project investigated regulatory issues that may affect or limit freight movement in Iowa and other Midwest states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Current state regulations for the following are reviewed and summarized:

  • Vehicle dimensions
  • Vehicle weights
  • Driver qualifications
  • Enforcement
  • Fees and taxes
  • Medical certification
  • Hours of service
  • Oversize-overweight permits

Publications

Report: Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest (4.07 mb pdf) December 2014

Tech transfer summary: Study of the Regulatory Issues Affecting Truck Freight Movement in the Midwest (92.96 kb pdf) Dec 2014

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

  • Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funding
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • U.S. DOT RITA