Making Roads Safer, Protecting the Environment, and Strengthening the Economy through Vehicle Weight Limit Reform.

CTP Supports federal legislation known as the Safe & Efficient Transportation Act (SETA)

 

Cleaner Environment

The U.S. DOT estimates that raising the federal weight limit to 97,000 pounds will save 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel each year and cut emissions by 19% per ton mile.

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Improved Infrastructure

The U.S. DOT estimates that allowing six-axle trucks to carry more weight on interstates will save $2.4 billion in pavement restoration costs over the next 20 years.

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Stronger Economy

Raising the federal vehicle weight limit will allow American producers to reduce the number of shipments needed to deliver a fixed amount of goods - making them more productive and competitive.

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SAFER ROADS

Since the U.K. raised its weight limit to 97,000 pounds for six-axle vehicles in 2001, fatal truck-related accidents have declined by 35%. Properly designed heavier trucks can be used safely in the U.S.

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Latest Developments

Maine highway-fatality drop seen to boost truck-weight reform

http://fleetowner.com/safety/maine-highway-fatality-drop-seen-boost-truck-weight-reform

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CTP: Highway fatalities reach 70-year low in Maine