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New Law May Make Old Grain Trucks History

posted on October 28, 2005

A new state law in Iowa may be the catalyst for the diminishment of traditional harvest-time grain trucks.

For years a staple of Iowas autumn landscape, the old-fashioned vehicles are being replaced by semis and tractors with big wagons, which hold more grain and can haul crops further distances.

The new state law requires annual inspections for the old trucks. In the past, a special trucks exemption applied to the vehicles since owners were their only users and normally the trucks were not hired out for commercial income. The grain trucks stayed parked for most of the year, save harvest time.

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