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Governor lifts trucking restrictions for flooded counties

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed an emergency disaster proclamation for transportation systems to help fight the rising waters of the Missouri river. The proclamation applies to Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury. 

The proclamation lifts restrictions on the number of service hours for drivers providing flood response have been suspended. The governor also lifted restrictions on:

  • Certain weight limit provisions have also been suspended for loads related to flood response moved on Iowa roadways, excluding the interstate.
  • Other regulations that restrict movement of oversize and overweight loads of livestock, soybeans, corn, hay, straw, and stover have been suspended. 
  • Additional regulations related to operating authority registration and fuel tax reporting, as well as medical cards and minimum age requirements for commercial drivers engaged in flood response are suspended.  


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