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Iowa DOT - Council Bluffs Border City Agreements

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Iowa DOT - Council Bluffs Border City Agreements

  1. 1. Council Bluffs Border City Agreements Presented by Assistant Chief Tom Bruun of the Iowa Department of Transportation
  2. 2. Sioux City Authority (Interstate) MCS-150 form must be marked: Exempt for hire A Carrier who receives compensation for transporting ONLY exempt goods (commodities that are Not regulated by the FMCSA); or an Interstate Carrier transporting exclusively within a commercial zone that is exempt from FMCSA operating authority rules. Carriers are also exempt if they ONLY transport employees of their company (e.g., a company shuttles its own employees to and from a work station). Exempt status typically excuses a carrier from the Operating Authority requirement, but a USDOT Number is still required.
  3. 3. Sioux City Authority 6 mile (Interstate) Sioux City, Iowa's estimated population is 82,514 according to the most recent United States census estimates. 49 C.F.R. 372.241 Commercial zones determined generally, with exceptions. The commercial zone of each municipality in the United States, with the exceptions indicated in the note at the end of this section, within which the transportation of passengers or property, in interstate or foreign commerce, when not under a common control, management, or arrangement for a continuous carriage or shipment to or from a point without such zone, is exempt from all provisions of 49 U.S.C. subtitle IV, part B shall be deemed to consist of: (a) The municipality itself, hereinafter called the base municipality; (b) All municipalities which are contiguous to the base municipality; (c) All other municipalities and all unincorporated areas within the United States which are adjacent to the base municipality as follows: (3) When the base municipality has a population of 25,000 but less than 100,000 all unincorporated areas within 6 miles of its corporate limits and all of any other municipality any part of which is within 6 miles of the corporate limits of the base municipality
  4. 4. Sioux City Authority 6 mile (Interstate) For loads coming into Sioux City under the exempt commercial zone there is a 6 mile buffer that operating authority is not needed, as long as the load is being delivered inside of this zone.
  5. 5. Sioux City Authority (Intrastate) For loads originating in Iowa and ending in Iowa the Motor carrier needs to have Iowa Authority a.k.a. Iowa Motor Carrier Permit. Motor carrier permits are issued to intrastate for-hire carriers transporting one or more of the following categories: • Household goods • Liquid (nondairy) • Liquid dairy • Property (other freight) Motor carrier certificates are issued to intrastate for-hire carriers transporting passengers in regular route and/or charter operations.
  6. 6. Sioux City Authority (Intrastate) Iowa Motor Carrier Permit. This permit must be carried in each vehicle. Iowa Admin. Code 761-524 requires all for-hire motor carriers to obtain Iowa Intrastate Authority if they are hauling an intrastate load. Failing to file is violation of Iowa Code 325a.24
  7. 7. Sioux City Registration (Intrastate) What plate is needed to haul Intrastate? I.R.P. plates are accepted for Intrastate loads. County based plates are accepted if they are accompanied by a Iowa Trip Permit (good for 72 hours) Farm based plates are accepted for Interstate loads Dual registration (both Nebraska and Iowa plate displayed).
  8. 8. Sioux City weight and length 321.457(e) A motor vehicle or combination of vehicles may be operated upon the highways of this state, irrespective of the length and weight limitations imposed by the laws of this state, if the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated within the corporate limits of a city abutting border of this state and such operations have been approved by ordinance of the city council and if the length and weight of the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is in conformity with the laws relating to length and weight of the abutting state. If a city council has authorized such operation upon highways within the corporate limits, then the limit of travel for such motor vehicles or combination of vehicles within the state is extended to the commercial zones as described by federal regulations concerning interstate commerce, 49 C.F.R. §1048.101, and to the interstate system as provided in 23 U.S.C. §127 and 49 U.S.C. §31112(c), as amended by Pub. L. No. 104-59.
  9. 9. Sioux City Ordinance for weight and length 10.30.210 Overweight and Over length trucks. 1. A motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles entering the corporate limits of Sioux City, Iowa, from Nebraska or South Dakota or a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles leaving the corporate limits of Sioux City, Iowa and entering Nebraska or South Dakota may be operated upon the highways and streets of the city of Sioux City, Iowa, irrespective of length and weight limitations imposed by the laws of the State of Iowa if the length and weight of the motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles is in conformity with the laws relating to the length and weight of motor vehicles effective in Nebraska or South Dakota.
  10. 10. Sioux City Ordinance for weight and length (continued) 10.30.210 Overweight and Over length trucks. 2. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to permit a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles which are overweight or over length under the laws of Nebraska or South Dakota operating under special permit issued by either state to operate on the streets and highways within the corporate limits of the city without a special permit from the State of Iowa. (Ord, 96/U-424; 91/T-10306)
  11. 11. Sioux City weight and length 321.457(e) So in short what Iowa Code 321.457(e) and the Sioux City Ordinance is stating is this: If you come into Sioux City, Iowa from Nebraska or South Dakota and you are legal in those states then you are legal in Sioux City as long as you are following 49 C.F.R. Appendix F Commercial Zones (38) Sioux City . In addition if you are leaving Iowa and destines to Nebraska or South Dakota then you can reload for what is legal in either of those stated regarding weight and length.
  12. 12. Sioux City weight and length 321.457(e)
  13. 13. Sioux City weight and length App. F (38) The zone adjacent to and commercially a part of Sioux City, Iowa, within which transportation by motor vehicle, in interstate or foreign commerce, not under a common control, management, or arrangement for a continuous carriage or shipment to or from a point beyond such zone, is partially exempt from regulation under section 203(b)(8) of the Interstate Commerce Act (49 U.S.C. 303(b)(8)) includes and is comprised of all points as follows: (a) The area which would result by application of the general formula promulgated in §372.241; and, in addition thereto (b) That area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Interstate Highway 29 and the line described in paragraph (a) of this section, and extending southeasterly along Interstate Highway 29 to its intersection with the Liberty- Lakeport Township, Iowa, line, thence westerly along the Liberty-Lakeport Township, Iowa, line to the Missouri River, thence northerly along the east bank of the Missouri River to its intersection with the line described in paragraph (a) of this section, thence along the line described in paragraph (a) of this section, to the point of beginning.
  14. 14. Iowa weight laws www.iowadot.gov/mvd/motorcarriers/truckguide.pdf Gross Axles Group Axles Tandem Axles Single Axle
  15. 15. Iowa weight laws www.iowadot.gov/mvd/motorcarriers/truckguide.pdf 10ft required to allow 40,000 lbs
  16. 16. Iowa Code 321.461 towed vehicles 321.461 Trailers and towed vehicles. 1. When one vehicle is towing another the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed fifteen feet from one vehicle to the other except the connection between any two vehicles transporting poles, pipe, machinery, or other objects of structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered.
  17. 17. Iowa Code 321.461 towed vehicles continued 2. If the towing vehicle is a motor truck and the towed vehicle is a single trailer with a single point of articulation at the hitch connection, the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed twenty-one feet. The length of the drawbar or other connection shall be measured from the centerline of the hitch assembly on the towing vehicle to the front of the body of the towed vehicle. A vehicle which has a drawbar or other connection which measures between fifteen and twenty-one feet in length shall have at least one yellow reflector visible on each vertical face of the drawbar or other connection, located near the midpoint between the towing and the towed vehicle. A vehicle which has a drawbar or other connection which measures between fifteen and twenty-one feet in length shall have affixed to the rear of the towed vehicle a sign indicating that the vehicle is a towed vehicle.
  18. 18. Council Bluffs Authority Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2018. Council Bluffs, Iowa's estimated population is 62,316 according to the most recent United States census estimates. 49 C.F.R. 372.241 Commercial zones determined generally, with exceptions. The commercial zone of each municipality in the United States, with the exceptions indicated in the note at the end of this section, within which the transportation of passengers or property, in interstate or foreign commerce, when not under a common control, management, or arrangement for a continuous carriage or shipment to or from a point without such zone, is exempt from all provisions of 49 U.S.C. subtitle IV, part B shall be deemed to consist of: (a) The municipality itself, hereinafter called the base municipality; (b) All municipalities which are contiguous to the base municipality; (c) All other municipalities and all unincorporated areas within the United States which are adjacent to the base municipality as follows: (3) When the base municipality has a population of 25,000 but less than 100,000 all unincorporated areas within 6 miles of its corporate limits and all of any other municipality any part of which is within 6 miles of the corporate limits of the base municipality
  19. 19. Council Bluffs Authority 6 mile Corp. Zone For loads coming into Council Bluffs Corp. Zone under the exempt commercial zone there is a 6 mile buffer that operating authority is not needed, as long as the load is being delivered inside of this zone.
  20. 20. Council Bluffs trip and fuel 4 mile Corp. Zone For loads coming into Council Bluffs Corp. Zone under the exempt commercial zone there is a 4 mile buffer that operating authority is not needed, as long as the load is being delivered inside of this zone.
  21. 21. Council Bluffs Authority (Interstate) MCS-150 form must be marked: Exempt for hire A Carrier who receives compensation for transporting ONLY exempt goods (commodities that are Not regulated by the FMCSA); or an Interstate Carrier transporting exclusively within a commercial zone that is exempt from FMCSA operating authority rules. Carriers are also exempt if they ONLY transport employees of their company (e.g., a company shuttles its own employees to and from a work station). Exempt status typically excuses a carrier from the Operating Authority requirement, but a USDOT Number is still required.
  22. 22. Council Bluffs Authority (Intrastate) For loads originating in Iowa and ending in Iowa the Motor carrier needs to have Iowa Authority a.k.a. Iowa Motor Carrier Permit. Motor carrier permits are issued to intrastate for-hire carriers transporting one or more of the following categories: • Household goods • Liquid (nondairy) • Liquid dairy • Property (other freight) Motor carrier certificates are issued to intrastate for-hire carriers transporting passengers in regular route and/or charter operations.
  23. 23. Council Bluffs Authority (Intrastate) Iowa Motor Carrier Permit. This permit must be carried in each vehicle. Iowa Admin. Code 761-524 requires all for-hire motor carriers to obtain Iowa Intrastate Authority if they are hauling an intrastate load. Failing to file is violation of Iowa Code 325a.24
  24. 24. Council Bluffs Registration (Intrastate) What plate is needed to haul Intrastate? I.R.P. plates are accepted for Intrastate loads. County based plates are accepted if they are accompanied by a Iowa Trip Permit (good for 72 hours) Farm based plates are accepted for Interstate loads Dual registration (both Nebraska and Iowa plate displayed.
  25. 25. Council Bluffs weight and length 321.457(e) A motor vehicle or combination of vehicles may be operated upon the highways of this state, irrespective of the length and weight limitations imposed by the laws of this state, if the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated within the corporate limits of a city abutting border of this state and such operations have been approved by ordinance of the city council and if the length and weight of the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is in conformity with the laws relating to length and weight of the abutting state. If a city council has authorized such operation upon highways within the corporate limits, then the limit of travel for such motor vehicles or combination of vehicles within the state is extended to the commercial zones as described by federal regulations concerning interstate commerce, 49 C.F.R. §1048.101, and to the interstate system as provided in 23 U.S.C. §127 and 49 U.S.C. §31112(c), as amended by Pub. L. No. 104-59.
  26. 26. Council Bluffs weight and length There is no agreement for length and weight by issue of a city ordinance for Council Bluffs as there is with Sioux City. In Council Bluffs you must be legal for Iowa before entering Council Bluffs
  27. 27. IRP The current IRP agreement between Nebraska and Iowa states This agreement states that that the authorized travel from Nebraska state line to the city of Hamburg, Iowa is restricted to Hwy 2, 275, and 333. You are allowed the same registration exemptions in Hamburg as you are in Sioux City and Council Bluffs provided you stay on the above mentioned highways. If you come into Hamburg off of I-29 you will need to have an apportioned registration.
  28. 28. IFTA In all of the previous mentioned areas Sioux City, Council Bluffs, and Hamburg IFTA requirements do not need to bet met as long as: You stay in the previous mentioned zones for Sioux City and the 4 mile zone for Council Bluffs, and you stay on the previous mentioned highways for the city of Hamburg.
  29. 29. Iowa Code 321.449 If a construction truck is staying in Iowa for the entire day these are the Iowa exemptions they will be given. Rules adopted under this section concerning driver qualifications, hours of service, and recordkeeping requirements do not apply to the following operating intrastate, other than a TT, except as provided in this section. Trucks for hire on construction projects are not exempt from this section. *the operators of public utility trucks, *trucks hauling gravel, *construction trucks and equipment, *trucks moving implements of husbandry, *special trucks
  30. 30. Iowa Code 321.449 For-hire drivers who are engaged exclusively in intrastate commerce and who operate trucks and truck-tractors exclusively for the movement of construction materials and equipment to and from construction projects may also drive twelve hours, be on-duty sixteen hours in a twenty-four hour period, and be on-duty seventy hours in seven consecutive days or eighty hours in eight consecutive days. A “driver-salesperson” means as defined in 49 C.F.R. 305.2 as adopted by the department by rule. Sand and salt for traction in the winter are not road construction materials.
  31. 31. Iowa Code 321.449 391 and 395 CFR requirements DON’T apply: If they are Private/Intrastate and NOT a Truck Tractor. Trucks for hire on Construction projects are NOT EXEMPT

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