The Iowa DOT has announced a deck overlay project on westbound Interstate 280, in Scott County, beginning August 13. Read more

 

After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give small manufacturers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations. Read more

 

Eight Iowa truck drivers will soon be heading to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships. Read more

 

Spot truckload rates declined again during the week ending July 28, as the overall number of loads posted on DAT load boards fell 4.2% and capacity increased 0.5%, but the spot freight market is still strong compared to historical averages. Read more

 

The U.S. trucking industry is enjoying its best business environment since deregulation in 1980, and the good times will continue in the near term unless trade disputes hinder economic growth, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello. Read more

 

A federal appeals court has issued a temporary stay blocking a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce an Obama administration regulation that limits glider kit truck manufacturers to building no more than 300 of the trucks a year. Read more

 

ATA announced it filed a lawsuit against the state of Rhode Island, seeking to have the state’s RhodeWorks trucks-only toll plan overturned in court. Read more

 

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers. Read more

 

Last week IMTA assisted with the Ruan Maintenance Technician Challenge. The competition was held at the DMACC Diesel Technician facility in Ankeny over the course of two days. Read more

 

Six Iowa carriers were included in the recent Transport Topics list of the Top 100 largest carriers in the United States. Read more