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Attention icon Attention Motor Carriers

Due to a vendor production issue, printing of the 2017 IFTA decals was delayed. All decals were delivered on or before February13th, which is in advance of the February 28th registration deadline. However, we realize that some carriers may be out of the state completing a long haul delivery and may not be able to place the updated sticker to the vehicle before this date. If you have applied for a 2017 decal, your 2016 IFTA decals will be considered valid through March 31, 2017, to allow you time to receive and affix the 2017 decal. The IFTA commissioners in each jurisdiction have been notified of the extended grace period. If you run into an issue with law enforcement, please have them verify your 2017 registration through the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS). For questions, contact the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services at 515-237-3268.
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Iowa has granted provisional authority for the following Transportation Network Companies (TNC) to operate in Iowa:  

  • Uber Effective-Jan. 12, 2017 Expires-Jan. 12, 2018
  • Lyft Effective-Feb. 24, 2017 Expires-Feb. 24, 2018

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Unified registration system (URS) has been suspended indefinitely

Attention icon URGENT: Safety Recall Initiated by Volvo Trucks

FMCSA and State inspectors are advised that certain 2016 and 2017 Volvo and Mack Titan model trucks may be affected by the recall. Volvo has advised that carriers contact the Volvo Customer Support line below to determine what, if any, action is necessary. If FMCSA or State inspectors identify a potentially affected vehicle, the driver should be directed to call the number below prior to proceeding, and to follow the instructions provided by Volvo.

Volvo Customer Support
1-877-800-4945: Option 1

In addition to being a serious safety issue, continuing to operate these vehicles could be considered a violation of 49 C.F.R. 3.6.7, which prohibits operation of a vehicle in a condition likely to cause an accident or a breakdown. Safety demands that operators of these vehicles take prompt and appropriate action to ensure this issue is addressed. Motor carriers that violate applicable regulations may face enforcement action including, but not limited to, civil penalties and a finding that the defect constitutes an out-of-service condition.