The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule that would continue to reduce commercial vehicle registration fees in 2020 and 2021. Read more

 

Employers from the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry are invited to participate in one of the below focus group opportunities to review and discuss proposed statewide career awareness materials, which will include not only descriptions of various positions, but also career pathways clearly showing how to enter and advance through a wide range of these exciting and fulfilling careers in Iowa. Read more

 

The Iowa Department of Education is partnering with the Iowa Motor Truck Association to develop promotional materials to highlight a wide range of exciting and fulfilling careers offered in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) industry in Iowa. A short 5-minute survey has been created to gather direct input from the many different types of employers directly or indirectly involved in the movement of materials and goods. Read more

 

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in July after falling 1.2% in June. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June. Read more

 

The nation’s average diesel price has dipped below the $3 per gallon mark, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. During the week ending August 19, fuel prices fell by 1.7 cents to a national average of $2.994 per gallon. The last time diesel was cheaper than $3 was the week ending February 11. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will hold a listening session on the recently announced hours-of-service proposal at the show. The GATS listening session will be held Friday, August 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The session is open to the public. Read more

 

All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. The Iowa DOT recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa DOT immediately following the Labor Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa on Tuesday, September 3, should obtain them by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30. Read more

 

Interstate Companies. Inc., a growing industrial conglomerate headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its partnership with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), as well as plans for multiple new facilities. Read more

 

The American Trucking Associations released its latest ATA Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual projection of the state of the freight economy, showing continued growth in the industry. Read more

 

The annual LEAD IMTA Conference was held at the IMTA headquarters earlier this month with a new, record setting attendance of 60 registrants representing 34 different companies --- both carriers and vendors. Read more

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