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Focusing on fatigued truck drivers: As freight grows across Iowa, so do its dangers

Jun 07, 2018 at 07:19 AM CST
Chris Wicklund, an officer with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency, performs an inspection Wednesday at the Interstate 380 weigh station north of Brandon. During A 72-hour targeted enforcement period, called “International Roadcheck,” officers inspect commercial motor vehicles and drivers for compliance with safety standards. Drivers can be taken out of service if they or their vehicle is in violation of federal or state law.