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Three States Introduce Bills To Crack Down On Highway Protesters

Three States Introduce Bills To Crack Down On Highway Protesters

Three states seek to keep highway traffic flowing in spite of political unrest by introducing legislation that would stiffen the… Read more »


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CB Warnings Keep A Bad Pileup From Becoming Much Worse

VIDEO: CB Warnings Keep A Bad Pileup From Becoming Much Worse

This multi-vehicle crash video sent in by CDLLife reader Julie Morgan was captured on I-80 in Iowa on December 10. Blowing snow… Read more »


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Car Hauler Makes $70,000 Mistake

Car Hauler Makes $70,000 Mistake

A car hauler had a rough day in Iowa this week when he struck bridge and did serious damage to… Read more »


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Iowa Judge Says DOT Can't Issue Speeding Tickets

Iowa Judge Says DOT Can’t Issue Speeding Tickets

Millions of dollars worth of citations are being questioned after an Iowa judge ruled that the Department of Transportation does not… Read more »


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WTF? Wrong Way Truck

VIDEO: WTF? Wrong Way Truck

Footage from CDLLife reader Ira Jaffe‘s dash cam on I-80 in Iowa. Video Credit: Ira Jaffe


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Iowa's I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood

Iowa’s I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood

Heavy rains and historic flooding may force Iowa transportation officials to shut down one of the nation’s busiest trucking corridors…. Read more »


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Truckers Jamboree 2016

Dates And Acts Announced For 2016 Truckers Jamboree

Dates have been announced for the 37th annual Truckers Jamboree at the I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa. The event… Read more »


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Truckers Attempt Rescue Of Pickup Driver

Truckers Shelter Traffic From Unconscious Pickup Driver

Two truck drivers worked together to corral an out of control pickup driven by a man who had lost consciousness on… Read more »


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Truck Drivers Fight Over Bag Of Pot

Lost Bag Of Weed Leads To Tire Thumper Vs. Knife Fight Between Truck Drivers

Two truck drivers traveling together became involved in an armed altercation with each other at a Love’s Truck Stop in… Read more »


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Police Chase Ends In Near Miss With Two Trucks

VIDEO: Suspect Fleeing Police Has Near Miss With Two Trucks

A police chase in Sioux City, Iowa, has a rough ending as the suspect comes close to crashing into two… Read more »


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Paramedics Save Hero Trucker

“Did I Hurt Anybody?”: Paramedics Rescue Hero Trucker On Their Way Home

A truck driver likely owes his life to two Indianola paramedics who stopped to help when they came across his… Read more »


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Diverging Diamond Interchange

Des Moines I-80 Diverging Diamond Interchange Opens Next Week

Iowa will open the state’s first diverging diamond interchange on I-80 next week — and they hope motorists are prepared… Read more »


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Connecticut To Require Additional Documents For CDL Licensing And Renewals

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.


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VIDEO: IDOT Uses Snowplows To Clear Horrifying Number of Mayflies From Road

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.


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Sideswiped Trooper

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!


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"Whistleblower" Claims Pilot Flying J Also Cheated U.S. Government With Fuel Rebate Scam

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.


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Not Buckled

Not Buckled?

This message to motorists about seat belts was spotted in Iowa this week: ‘Not Buckled? You’re Killing Me Smalls.”


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Authorities say the 61-year-old wife of a truck driver has died after she was struck by a box truck pulling into a truck stop off Interstate 90 in Pembroke, New York.

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.


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Video: Greater Iowa Special Olympics Convoy

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.


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Gary Teel Weinrich Truck Line

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!


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Cargo Theft

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.


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Truck Drivers targeted on Interstate 90 with 59 arrested

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.


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Gun

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.


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TA Petro

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.


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Close Call

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.


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Forklift

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.


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Video: Trooper Narrowly Avoids Airborne Pickup

VIDEO: Trooper Narrowly Avoids Airborne Pickup

An airborne pickup nearly takes out an Iowa trooper.


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Iowa Launches Campaign to Reduce Fatalities on Rural Roads

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.”


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EEOC Files Suit Against Iowa Carrier For Sexual Harassment

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.”


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Airborne Truck Nearly Misses Trooper

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.


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Pileup

Multiple Vehicle Pileup On Interstate 80 in Iowa

How are the roads where you are?


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Glenwood Springs Rest Area Closed

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.


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Iowa 80 Adding Additional Truck Parking

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.


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Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Trucker Following Crash Caused By Tire Blowout

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.


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Truck Driver Rescued From Flood Waters In Iowa

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.


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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.


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Lindsay Lawler

Lindsay Lawler To Perform At Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree

Will you be attending this year’s Truckers Jamboree?


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Video: Firefighters Pushing Blazing Trailer Off Overpass

Incredible footage of a blazing trailer being pushed off an overpass.


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5 Year Old Survives Fatal Police Chase

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.


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Iowa Carrier Agrees To Pay $50K For Sexual Harassment

Iowa Carrier Agrees To Pay $50K For Sexual Harassment

CRST has settled the final sexual harassment case stemming from a 2007 suit.


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Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Trucker Following Crash Caused By Tire Blowout

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.


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Court To Hear Truckers DUI Case

Iowa DUI Ruling Could Affect Some CDL Holders

What do you think?


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Iowa Rest Area Shutdown

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.


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Two New Love's Locations: Oklahoma and Idaho

Two New Love’s Locations: Iowa and Idaho

Love’s has opened two new locations. Find out where.


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Holiday Black

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.


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Toys For Tots

Trucking Company Helps Toys For Tots

When Toys For Tots needed help, this trucking company stepped up and filled the call.


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Iowa 80 Adding Additional Truck Parking

Iowa 80 Adding Additional Truck Parking

Find out how much additional parking drivers can expect at Iowa 80.


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Custom Truck Pictures from 2012 Iowa 80

Photoset: The Trucks of the 2012 I-80 Trucker Jamboree

What a weekend at the Iowa 80 Truck Driver Jamboree in Walcott, IA! We met so many people and gave… Read more »


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Police Need Your Help Locating Two Missing Iowa Girls

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.


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Military

Iowa Waives CDL Drive Skills Test For Members of the Military

A new Iowa bill will help expedite the CDL process for veterans.


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