VIDEO: WTF? Wrong Way Truck
Footage from CDLLife reader Ira Jaffe‘s dash cam on I-80 in Iowa. Video Credit: Ira Jaffe
Iowa The Latest State To Change CDL Renewal Process
CDL holders in Iowa are now required to provide more documentation to receive renewals after a change in federal regulations — and many truck drivers are not happy.
VIDEO: Iowa DOT Uses Snowplows To Clear Horrifying Number of Mayflies From Road
This is the stuff of nightmares for many. Millions (maybe even billions) of mayflies (otherwise known as shadeflies) took over parts of Iowa on Saturday night.
VIDEO: Jackknifed Truck Sideswipes State Trooper
Watch as this Iowa State Trooper comes uncomfortably close to a truck on I-80. After a fiery crash with another truck hauling batteries on June 28th, this trooper was trying to direct traffic when a truck lost control and sideswiped his cruiser!
Pilot Flying J Opens New Mount Pleasant, Iowa Location
Pilot Flying J this week announced the opening of its newest travel center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
This message to motorists about seat belts was spotted in Iowa this week: ‘Not Buckled? You’re Killing Me Smalls.”
Citing Sex Trafficking and Crime, Iowa Town Votes Down Truck Stop Proposal
Residents and City Council members in Story City, Iowa have voted down a proposal to build a Love’s truck stop in their town.
Video: Greater Iowa Special Olympics Convoy
10 trucks from TMC Transportation, of Des Monies, Iowa participated in this year’s World’s Largest Convoy for Special Olympics. The crew raised $30,000 for the cause.
Weinrich Driver Reaches 3.5 Million Milestone
Driver, Gary Teel, reached 3.5 million ‘spotless’ miles during his 25-year career at Weinrich Truck Line Inc., last week!
FreightWatch Warns of Increased Cargo Theft Risk For 4th Holiday
According to FrieghtWatch International, holiday weekends are notorious for an increase in cargo theft, because organized cargo theft rings know that holiday weekends mean that many loads will be left unattended for an extended length of time.
Troopers Target Trucks, Make 59 Arrests
State Troopers and Motor Carrier Services enforcement officers from Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota joined efforts targeting truck drivers violating safety regulations along interstate 90 between the Wyoming an Minnesota borders carrying 59 arrests and 139 violations.
Iowa Man Sentenced To Prison After Pulling Gun on Truck Driver
An Iowa man who brandished a gun at a truck driver is going to prison for 6 years.
TravelCenters of America Opens Newest Iowa Location
On Friday, TravelCenters of America opened the doors of its newest location in Brooklyn, Iowa– Making the location the 250th TA and Petro travel center in the U.S.
VIDEO: Close-Call Caught On Dash Cam
This shocking dash cam footage shows a close call on I-29, after one of the truck drivers took his eyes off of the road.
Man Fired For Using Forklift To Retrieve Twix From Malfunctioning Vending Machine
Determined, McKevitt took matters into his own hands. Within a few short moments, he returned to the machine with an 8,000-pound forklift.
VIDEO: Trooper Narrowly Avoids Airborne Pickup
An airborne pickup nearly takes out an Iowa trooper.
Iowa Launches Campaign to Reduce Fatalities on Rural Roads
This month, law enforcement from five counties will begin a new initiative called “High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project.”
EEOC Files Suit Against Iowa Carrier For Sexual Harassment
“Women have the same right as men to earn a living in an environment free from sexual harassment,” said Rowe, who supervised the agency’s investigation. “Employers who don’t protect their workers’ rights need to know that the federal government will enforce our national policy against sexual abuse in the workplace.”
VIDEO: Airborne Vehicle Narrowly Misses Iowa State Trooper
This shocking dash cam footage captures an airborne vehicle nearly missing a state trooper conducting a traffic stop in Iowa City, Iowa.
Multiple Vehicle Pileup On Interstate 80 in Iowa
How are the roads where you are?
Iowa To Permanently Close Some Rest Areas
Iowa state officials are planning to shut down some of the state’s rest areas in order to cut costs.
Man Hit And Killed At Iowa 80
A 29-year-old Tennessee man was struck and killed at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott.
Man Who Killed Two At Iowa Trucking Company To Stand Trial
A year after the murders, a judge has declared the accused killer mentally competent to stand trial.
Truck Driver Rescued From Flood Waters In Iowa
“The officers determined that the driver was trapped inside the cabin in a small air pocket. The officers were able to communicate with the driver and eventually, Officer Bartello, swam underwater through the front windshield to lead the driver out,” Halferty stated.
Infographic: Know Your Truck Stop
This handy infographic tells us about the assets and man hours that go into keeping the busiest tractor rodeo bucking day and night. View the image.
Lindsay Lawler To Perform At Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree
Will you be attending this year’s Truckers Jamboree?
Video: Firefighters Pushing Blazing Trailer Off Overpass
Incredible footage of a blazing trailer being pushed off an overpass.
VIDEO: Police Chase Ends In Fatal Collision, 5-Year-Old In Backseat Survives
Police chase ends in a fatal accident. 5-year-old in backseat survives.
Iowa Carrier Agrees To Pay $50K For Sexual Harassment
CRST has settled the final sexual harassment case stemming from a 2007 suit.
Trial Postponed For Man Accused of Murdering Two At Iowa Trucking Company
Man accused of murdering two at Iowa trucking company may not stand trial.
Iowa DUI Ruling Could Affect Some CDL Holders
What do you think?
Iowa Rest Area Closing For The Winter
This Iowa rest area will close on January 2, 2013. Find out where and when it’s scheduled to reopen.
Two New Love’s Locations: Iowa and Idaho
Love’s has opened two new locations. Find out where.
Truck Driver Wins $50K Scratcher
A delayed driver decided to buy a lottery scratch off. Find out how much he won and how he plans to spend his winnings.
Trucking Company Helps Toys For Tots
When Toys For Tots needed help, this trucking company stepped up and filled the call.
Iowa 80 Adding Additional Truck Parking
Find out how much additional parking drivers can expect at Iowa 80.
UPDATE: Police Believe Missing Iowa Girls Are Still Alive
UPDATE: Authorities need your help to locate two missing girls in Iowa. Please share this information and get the word out.
Iowa Waives CDL Drive Skills Test For Members of the Military
A new Iowa bill will help expedite the CDL process for veterans.
Iowa Seeks Sponsors For Rest Stops
Iowa is seeking corporate sponsors to help maintain and spruce-up its 40 rest areas.