America is growing, and so are our shipping needs.
That's why the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP) is asking Congress to raise the interstate weight limit for six-axle trucks.
Heavier - not bigger - trucks will allow us to safely:
- Meet demand with fewer trucks.
- Reduce our carbon footprint.
- Improve shipping productivity.
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Congress Debates Weight Limits, Freight Movement
Oct. 3, 2013
House Panel Takes on Truck Weights
Oct. 2, 2013
Truck Weight Limits Debated as Congress Develops Freight Plan
Commercial Carrier Journal
Oct. 2, 2013
International Paper Testifies to Congress, Pushes Truck Weight Reform
The Trucker News Service
Oct. 1, 2013
A Long History Shapes Size & Weight Study
Heavy Duty Trucking
May 30, 2013
CTP Sends Letter to Congress Urging Support for H.R. 612, the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA)
Politico covered the CTP's letter to Congress in an article on March 1st. In the letter, CTP lays out the major arguments supporting SETA and why now is the time for supporters in Congress to join the fight for more productive trucks.
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Ask Congress to Support Truck Weight Reform.
Lawmakers should take a wise and necessary step by passing the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA), H.R. 612.
SETA gives states the option to selectively raise interstate weight limits for trucks equipped with six axles instead of the typical five. The sixth axle maintains all braking and handling characteristics so the truck can safely ship more goods. SETA would make highways safer, greener and more efficient.
Click here to send a letter asking your Senators and member of Congress to co-sponsor the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act.