USDA Grain Transportation Report 3 (10/20): Iowa Waives Truck Weight Limit to Help Move Harvest

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, on September 30, the Iowa Governor signed a proclamationrelaxing the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure until October 30, 2022.

During the exemption period, the weight limit and permit are waived for vehicles up to 90,000 pounds gross weight that transport corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage, stover, fertilizer (dry, liquid, and gas), and manure (dry and liquid).

Besides expanding the gross weight limit, the waiver also covers vehicles that do not exceed the maximum axle weight limit (of 20,000 pounds) by more than 12.5 percent—as long as they comply with posted limits on roads and bridges. The waiver applies to loads transported on all highways within Iowa (except the interstate highway system).

Read the full report here.