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NH3 Tanks With Missing Data Plates

Issue:  USDOT requires data-plates on all anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks and has authority over these pressure vessels. Background: According to state sources, Iowa has approximately 26,000 NH3 tanks with an estimated one third of those without data-plates.  These ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) plates are affixed to tanks at the date of manufacture.  Iowa […]

close clearance rules

Close Clearance Rules

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT [761] Notice of Intended Action Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be […]

What to Expect When Wage Hour Calls

As Wage hour continues to make investigations, the following is an update on dealing with Wage Hour procedures during an investigation. Since Wage Hour has approximately 750 investigators nationwide, they normally are able to investigate only one-half of covered firms in a given year. However, you may be one of the “lucky” ones and become […]

CDL Update on Licenses

AAI has been asked to help clarify questions the Iowa Department of Transportation has been receiving on regular and restricted CDL’s. Regulations do not allow a driver to have both a regular CDL and a Restricted CDL.  So, if a driver has a CDL without a hazmat endorsement, he may not get the Restricted CDL […]

Floater Release 06/07

Self Propelled Implements of Husbandry with Floatation Tires Effective 7-1-07 Iowa House File 793 – HF 793 The Iowa Legislature addressed the issue of overweight floaters this session in the Transportation Omnibus bill.  The Governor has signed HF 793.  New regulations become effective July 1, 2007 and apply to commercial owner/operators and farmer producers. The […]

Floater Questions & Answers

The Iowa Department of Transportation, in conjunction with AAI has developed the following Q & A for owners of Self Propelled Implements of Husbandry with Floatation Tires.  The new regulations become law on July 1, 2007.  Permitted floaters must be in compliance after that date. 1.  What types of implements are covered? A.  Self propelled […]

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