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Truck weight limits increased during harvest

By Staff | Sep 24, 2010

JOHNSTON (AP) – The Iowa Corn Growers Association says the state has temporarily lifted weight limits for trucks on state roads as harvest season begins.

The change affects weight allowable for shipping corn, soybeans, hay, straw and stover. It increases the limit without an oversize or overweight permit starting Tuesday by 10 percent per axle. All Iowa highways are included in the new limits except for interstates.

Dean Taylor is the president of the association and he grows corn in Prairie City. Taylor calls having the extended weight limits a “privilege.” He says the association requested the increased limits after seeing predictions of “another bountiful Iowa crop.”

The limit exemptions last for 60 days.

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