To help haul in this year’s harvest, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation granting a temporary 60-day weight-limit exemption for trucks operating on Iowa roads. The proclamation went into effect on Sept. 15.
The proclamation specifically increases the weight allowable for shipment of corn, soybeans, hay, straw and stover by 12.5 percent per axle (up to a maximum of 90,000 pounds) without the need for an oversize/overweight permit.
The proclamation applies to loads transported on all highways within Iowa, excluding the federal interstate system. Trucks cannot exceed the truck’s regular maximum by more than 12.5 percent per axle and must obey the posted limits on all roads and bridges.