Iowa Better Trucking Bureau began in 1955 as a tariff bureau for farm to market truckers. Harold Hughes, who later became Governor of Iowa, started the business to help the small trucker file the complicated paperwork with the Iowa State Commerce Commission so they could operate. The business today continues that same model of service for the smaller operator.
Brenda Washburn joined IBTB in 1977 and has enjoyed helping the business be successful the past 45 years. She handles the Federal DOT requirements and authority and onboards new clients. During her tenure, the company built a new stand-alone building at 615 S. Lewis Blvd. in Sioux City, Iowa. She stayed on with the Iowa Better Trucking Bureau ten years ago when it was sold to Vern Henjes, a founder of Henjes, Conner & Williams, PC, a certified public accountant firm in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. Together with the other seven full time employees (with over 115 combined years of experience) they continue to grow the business built on maintaining strong relationships with its customers and providing outstanding service.
Iowa Better Trucking Bureau services include: HVUT 2290 e-filing, US DOT and MC authorities, BOC3, Compliance Consulting Services, Support, Dash Cameras, Driver Qualification, ELD / DVIR, FEINs, Fuel Cards, Fuel Tax Reporting, IFTA, IRP, Permits, Registration, Titles, and more.
In 2017, Iowa Better Trucking Bureau became a Geotab reseller for electronic logging devices. This device is considered one of the best devices on the market and has supported the company’s growth.
While the company has several large carriers, its bread and butter are the small operators who need services with compliance and safety concerns. It is a smaller firm with a localized clientele, yet its size, experience, and local focus helps the Iowa Better Trucking Bureau offer a more personalized, relationship-driven service – a true consulting firm providing valuable assistance area truckers need.
The Iowa Better Trucking Bureau joined NATSA in 2015; Vern prepares the annual tax return for NATSA, and Brenda and Vern regularly attend its conferences and enjoy being part of the organization, learning and sharing new ideas and processes.