Are you a carrier or transport company looking for oversize, overweight, or specialized loads in Iowa? FR8Star makes it easy to find loads that match your expertise. Whether you specialize in heavy equipment, vehicle, or container transport, or offer hot shot trucking, drive away service, FR8Star will help you find loads in Iowa and across the United States. Click one of the buttons below to view a load board or get more information.



Gross Weight

80,000 lbs on the Interstate System as well as on primary* and non-primary* highways

90,000 lbs for six axles on non-Interstate highways

96,000 lbs for seven axles on non-Interstate highways


*In Iowa, primary highways are the Interstate System plus state and federal highways, while non-primary highways are city and county roadways.


Single Axle

20,000 lbs


Tandem Axle

34,000 lbs on the Interstate System

35,000 lbs on non-Interstate highways


Other State Provisions & Exemptions

  • Commercial vehicles traveling between Sioux City, Iowa, and South Dakota in either direction can have a gross vehicle weight of 129,000 lbs.
  • When traveling between Sioux City and Nebraska in either direction, the gross vehicle weight limit is 95,000 lbs.


The information provided here is not comprehensive and may not reflect the most recent state limits. Additional codes, regulations, and exemptions may apply. Please visit the Iowa DOT website for current information.

DOT & State Weight Limits

Heavy Haul Loads in Iowa

To find heavy haul loads near you, visit the FR8Star Load Board and fine-tune the results using the Filters menu on the left. To find loads going to or from Iowa, for example, click Location By State/Country and select Iowa in the From: State or To: State fields. You can also find loads near a specific city, state, or ZIP code, use the Location By Radius option.

Loads Transported in Iowa With FR8Star

2015 Hyster S155FT

From: Council Bluffs, IA 51503

To: Rosemount, MN 55068

Dimensions: 9’7″ L x 4’9″ W x 8’3″ H

Weight: 22,500 lbs

Massey-Ferguson 3690

From: Osage, IA 50461

To: Cameron, OK 74932

Dimensions: 17’7″ L x 8’5″ W x 9’6″ H

Weight: 14,131 lbs

Caterpillar D6H

From: Berlin, WI 54923

To: Derby, IA 50068

Dimensions: 16’5″ L x 10’6″ W x 10’5″ H

Weight: 38,000 lbs

Find Heavy Haul Loads in Other States

FR8Star has you covered with oversize, overweight, and specialized loads in all 50 states. Click here to find your state.

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