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Harvest and Propane Transportation Waivers Extended
Iowa Ag Connection - 11/27/2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds extended two proclamations relating to the transportation of grain and the hours of service for the delivery of propane.

The governor signed a proclamation extending her Sept. 30, 2019, proclamation that allowed vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit, for the duration of this proclamation.

This proclamation applies to loads transported on all highways within Iowa (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 (6) (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.

This proclamation extends the suspension of provisions relating to the transport of grain to 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2019. See the proclamation here.

The governor also signed a proclamation today extending her Oct. 31, 2019, proclamation that temporarily suspended certain regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for the delivery of propane.

Early winter weather conditions, late harvest, and high demand for petroleum products throughout the Midwest have resulted in low supplies of propane. The proclamation temporarily suspends provisions of Iowa Code 321.449 pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers delivering propane.

This proclamation extends the suspension of provisions relating to hours of service for propane delivery to 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 14.

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