Governor Kim Reynolds signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The advisory board will be led by Ben McLean, CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Read more

 

President Trump signed legislation extending the deadline for small businesses to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. Read more

 

Iowa legislators came back to town on June 3rd after the session was shut down back in March due to the COVID pandemic. Prior to the shutdown, great progress had been made on IMTA’s litigation reform efforts with the passage of a bill in the Senate that addressed phantom damages. Read more

 

In response to the COVID-19 national emergency, FMCSA has issued a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating a CMV. The waiver is effective July 1, 2020, and expires on September 30, 2020. Read more

 

Payroll company ADP reported that businesses have let go of a combined 22.6 million jobs since March, with the bulk of the layoffs occurring in April. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute issued a call for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. Read more

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for hand sanitizer, the Foundry Distilling Co. in Valley Junction has adjusted production and is making high quality, pleasant smelling hand sanitizer in bulk quantities. Read more

 

The long-awaited Hours of Service changes have been officially published in the Federal Register and will be effective September 29, 2020. Read more

 

Iowa has joined the list of states that are now included in Drivewyze’s Parking Alerts – a free service for Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass subscribers who activate Drivewyze Safety Notifications. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-involved congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. Read more

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