Beginning January 1, 2018, the state’s proposed workers’ compensation rates will decrease by 8.7%, according to a report from the Iowa Insurance Division. Read more

 

Nineteen fleets tracked by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) showed fuel efficiency improvements last year, for the ninth straight year, but the gain was just 1% year-over-year as some fleets dropped certain fuel-saving technologies and as other factors such as extreme summer heat played a role in fuel consumption. Read more

 

Hurricane Harvey was the first hurricane to hit U.S. refineries since the country’s emergence as a growing producer and exporter of oil. Read more

 

About 60% of commercial driver license applicants in Iowa fail the knowledge exam on their first try, according to the Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division. Read more

 

Law enforcement officers are expected to keep a particularly sharp eye on the roads October 15-21 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Read more

 

One week from today, September 8, marks the registration deadline for the 2017 IMTA Management Conference, as well as the 75th Anniversary Gala. Read more

 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced that roadside inspectors will not initially place trucks out of service for failing to have an electronic logging device installed by December 18, 2017. Read more

 

The Iowa DOT recently appointed Melissa Spiegel the Motor Vehicle Division director on a permanent basis. Read more

 

According to ACT Research, the ELD mandate could result in a 7% loss of capacity in the for-hire sector, with a 3.7% loss for the overall industry as some drivers will no longer be able to falsify their paper logbooks and in turn spend less time on the road. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the American Trucking Associations’ not-for-profit research organization, launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. Read more