Truck Traffic Near Valero Causing Safety Concerns For Motorists

Charles City, Iowa – Truck traffic on Quarry Road near Valero is causing a traffic jam, not only during the fall hours but with the solution to fix it.


Supervisor Mark Kuhn addresses the rest of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors and representatives from Valero about the line up of more than 50 trucks parked nearly bumper-to-bumper on the shoulder.  Sheriff Jeff Crooks says the drivers are breaking the law by not parking passed the white line by 18 inches or more, but says a ticket isn’t the goal.


His biggest concern he says is the amount of traffic south of the plan near the Floyd Crossing curve.  

Valero’s busy season – typically August through September – is when weather prevents producers from being in the field.  They, along with other elevators, ship nearly 200 to 230 thousand bushels of corn to be processed daily.

Representatives from the company said they can look into allocating trucks by limiting the number co-ops can send, lengthen their hours or increase communication via text messages.

Chairwoman of the Board Linda Tjaden says they need a compromise soon.


Valero said a long term solution could be looking into expanding their staging area.




Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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