The Iowa Council of Safety Management (ICSM) recently held their first-ever Mini-Safety Conference at the IMTA Office in Des Moines. The conference proved to be very popular with 50 safety professionals in attendance. Read more

 

As part of a multibill package that would ensure federal government funding, the House voted 297 to 120 to advance $1 billion for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grants. Also in the bill, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would receive $679 million, $12 million above the 2019 enacted level. Read more

 

All Iowa Department of Transportation locations will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Read more

 

It's not too late to complete this truck parking survey created by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization. This follow-up survey is specifically intended to identify truck driver and other industry stakeholder perspectives on the real-time Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) that have been installed throughout Midwestern states. Read more

 

The Iowa Department of Education, in support of the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, partnered with the Iowa Motor Truck Association and various other organizations 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. After months of surveying those in the industry, the final product has been released. Read more

 

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers put on rain gear and bundled up at Arlington National Cemetery and 2,140 other locations in the United States and two cemeteries in Europe on December 14, placing wreaths on the graves of our nation’s fallen military heroes. Wreaths Across America, a Columbia Falls, Maine-based non-profit organization, said 2.25 million wreaths were placed on graves during the 28th annual event, and most of the wreaths will remain at the cemeteries for a month. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has created a survey regarding truck parking that we encourage all IMTA members to complete. This follow-up survey is specifically intended to identify truck driver and other industry stakeholder perspectives on the real-time Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) that have been installed throughout Midwestern states. Read more

 

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation. Read more

 

Starting December 17, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging devices (ELD) final rule must use an ELD. Read more

 

MercyOne Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator Lisa Kriz will be presenting at seminars in Oelwein and Waterloo next week to help employers ensure they are prepared to be compliant in the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The seminars take place on December 10 in Oelwein and December 12 in Waterloo. Read more

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