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Message Monday - Freedom Rocks, Wheels Roll... don't lose control

Monday, May 29, 2017

For many of us on the United States, the Memorial Day holiday is a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our brave men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. Freedom rocks! In addition to that reflection, the holiday weekend also serves as the unofficial start to the summer travel season where wheels are rolling, both literally when families take to the road and figuratively in the planning of future summer trips. When on the road, maintaining...

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Media invited to Roadcheck 2017 June 6-8

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANKENY, Iowa – May 25, 2017 – Thousands of commercial motor vehicles loaded with everything from paper products to windmill parts travel across North American highways every day. In Iowa, it’s up to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers to inspect these commercial motor vehicles and assure the drivers are operating safely. Media outlets are invited to take a closer look at how these safety inspections are carried out during a targeted enforcement effort, called...

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