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

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

02/15/13

END DATE

01/31/15

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

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

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Jing Dong

Transportation Engineer

Co-Principal Investigator
Chris Albrecht

Transportation Research Specialist

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

 

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