Iowa Governor Signs Proclamation Allowing Overweight Loads Of Forage

Friday Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of oversize and overweight loads of forage through Iowa.  The proclamation is intended to aid cattle producers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, where wildfires have caused a shortage of forage.


This action will allow vehicles transporting forage through Iowa to be oversize and overweight, without a permit, until May 16, 2017.  The proclamation applies to loads transported on all highways within the state excluding the interstate system, and those which do not exceed a maximum of 90,000 pounds gross weight, do not exceed the maximum axle weight limit determined under the non‐primary highway maximum gross weight table in Iowa Code § 321.463 (5) (b) by more than 12.5 percent, do not exceed the legal maximum axle weight limit of 20,000 pounds, and comply with posted limits on roads and bridges.

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