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Ag Groups Back Truck Weight Increase Amendment

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2015/11/house-sets-lanes-for-highway-bill-debate-vw-ensnared-in-more-diesel-drama-tsas-neffenger-to-the-hill-today-211060

November 3rd, 2015 -

Coalition Asks Congress to Add SAFE Trucking Act to Highway Bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.idfa.org/news-views/headline-news/article/2015/10/28/coalition-asks-congress-to-add-safe-trucking-act-to-highway-bill

October 28th, 2015 -

NGFA supports passage of U.S. surface transportation bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.world-grain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2015/10/NGFA_supports_passage_of_US_su.aspx?ID=%7B45711804-1877-4EFE-92B0-72B74B9106C3%7D&cck=1

October 23rd, 2015 -

CTP urges Congress to include ‘SAFE Trucking Act’ as an amendment to highway bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ajot.com/news/ctp-urges-congress-to-include-safe-trucking-act-as-an-amendment-to-highway

October 22nd, 2015 -

NPTC asks House panel to include heavier truck language in transport bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2015/10/12/NPTCasksHousepaneltoincludeheaviertrucklanguageintransportbill.aspx

October 12th, 2015 -

Shipper group backs bill raising truck weight limits

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/transportation-regulations/us-transportation-regulations/shipper-group-backs-bill-raising-truck-weight-limits_20151010.html

October 10th, 2015 -

Truck Weight Limit Should Be 91,000 Pounds, NPTC tells Congress

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2015/10/truck-weight-limit-should-be-91-000-pounds-nptc-tells-congress.aspx

October 9th, 2015 -

Ohio groups are lobbying for the truck regulation change

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.wksu.org/news/story/44571

October 6th, 2015 -

Texas needs responsible truck weight reform for safer, more efficient transportation network

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/deer_park/opinion/bennett-texas-needs-responsible-truck-weight-reform-for-safer-more/article_35765238-294d-5c5d-a452-e2768f113d8c.html

September 17th, 2015 -

New Bill Would Permit 91,000-lb Rigs With Extra Axle

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/new-bill-would-permit-91000-lb-rigs-extra-axle

September 16th, 2015 -

U.S. Rep. Ribble wants states to decide truck weight

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/US-Rep-Ribble-wants-states-to-decide-truck-weight--45800

September 16th, 2015 -

Texas road safety questioned in fight for bigger trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/Texas-road-safety-questioned-in-fight-for-bigger-6506836.php

September 15th, 2015 -

Longer, heavier semitruck trailers proposed

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.click2houston.com/news/investigates/longer-heavier-semitruck-trailers-proposed/35286578

September 15th, 2015 -

Trucking Act Supported by NGFA

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://wnax.com/news/180081-trucking-act-supported-by-ngfa/

September 14th, 2015 -

Ribble introduces trucking efficiency bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://riponadvance.com/stories/510638001-ribble-introduces-trucking-efficiency-bill

September 13th, 2015 -

U.S. Looks to Boost Truck Weight Limit

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.todaystrucking.com/us-looks-to-boost-truck-weight-limit

September 11th, 2015 -

Rep. Offers Heavier Truck Bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/https://www.gobytrucknews.com/rep-offers-heavier-truck-bill/123

September 11th, 2015 -

Legislation aims to find middle road in US truck weight debate

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/transportation-regulations/us-transportation-regulations/legislation-aims-find-middle-road-us-truck-weight-debate_20150910.html

September 11th, 2015 -

Truck weight fight awaits

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2015/09/transportation-leaders-agree-on-moving-the-goal-post-again-tax-overhaul-timeline-complicates-highway-funding-truck-weight-fight-awaits-210159

September 11th, 2015 -

New bill would permit 91,000-lb. rigs with extra axle

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-bill-would-permit-91000-lb-rigs-extra-axle

September 11th, 2015 -

Compromise truck efficiency bill introduced

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://feedstuffs.com/story-compromise-truck-efficiency-bill-introduced-45-131950

September 11th, 2015 -

Safe Truck Act garners United Fresh support

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thepacker.com/news/safe-truck-act-garners-united-fresh-support

September 11th, 2015 -

Proposed trucking act could increase weight limit of trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.agprofessional.com/news/safe-trucking-act-would-mean-more-efficient-transportation

September 11th, 2015 -

Ribble Introduces Compromise Truck Efficiency Bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=1065&yr=2015

September 11th, 2015 -

AISI applauds introduction of Truck Efficiency Bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.metal.com/newscontent/77605_aisi-applauds-introduction-of-truck-efficiency-bill

September 11th, 2015 -

Dairy industry pushes for increased commercial truck weights

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://farmfutures.com/story-dairy-industry-pushes-increased-commercial-truck-weights-0-131930

September 11th, 2015 -

United Fresh backs new truck safety bill that could boost produce shipping capacity

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.theproducenews.com/news-dep-menu/test-featured/16842-united-fresh-backs-new-truck-safety-bill-that-could-boost-produce-shipping-capacity

September 11th, 2015 -

AISI Backs Higher Trucking Tonnage Limit

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://agmetalminer.com/2015/09/11/us-steel-shipment-fall-again-aisi-backs-truck-limit-increase/

September 11th, 2015 -

Congress can give US economy the truck it needs

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/253235-congress-can-give-us-economy-the-truck-it-needs

September 10th, 2015 -

House bill would increase Interstate weight limit to 91,000 pounds

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ccjdigital.com/legislation-to-increase-interstate-weight-limit-to-91000-pounds-with-six-axle-trailers/#sthash.FDyzedcS.dpuf

September 10th, 2015 -

Legislation proposed to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.overdriveonline.com/legislation-proposed-to-allow-91000-pound-trucks-on-u-s-highways/

September 10th, 2015 -

Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2015/09/bill-would-up-truck-weight-limit-to-91-000-pounds.aspx

September 10th, 2015 -

GOP bill would allow states to decide on heavier trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/253275-gop-bill-would-allow-states-to-decide-on-heavier-trucks

September 10th, 2015 -

Coalition for productivity, shippers, manufacturers voice support for 91,000-lb. 6-axle trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2015/9/10/Coalitionforproductivityshippersmanufacturersvoicesupportfor91000-lb6-axletrucks.aspx

September 10th, 2015 -

NGFA pushes for infrastructure stability

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.world-grain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2015/09/NGFA_pushes_for_infrastructure.aspx?ID=%7B9BB78313-8F04-46B8-B2A5-159867A0D2CA%7D

September 10th, 2015 -

How the USDOT’s comprehensive truck size and weight limits study impacts heavy equipment haulers

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.equipmentworld.com/how-the-usdots-comprehensive-truck-size-and-weight-limits-study-impacts-heavy-equipment-haulers/#sthash.YVDwqshy.dpuf

July 23rd, 2015 -

Group says DOT's 6-axle truck data flawed

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2015/7/15/GroupsaysDOTs6-axletruckdataflawed.aspx

July 15th, 2015 -

Testifying Before Transportation Research Board, CTP Urges Review of Questionable DOT Truck Size & Weight Study Conclusions

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://parcelindustry.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=40DB5DE19D0A45DBB3F405DC1B7287F0&nm=News&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=4D1FE9BC176140518E1E9B199E0A8D29

July 15th, 2015 -

Coalition Urges Weight Increase

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.gobytrucknews.com/coalition-urges-weight-increase/123

July 8th, 2015 -

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2015/07/group-pushes-congress-to-up-federal-truck-weight-limit.aspx

July 8th, 2015 -

Trucking Technology Tit for Tat: Will trucking get anything in return for ever-increasing regs?

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ccjdigital.com/trucking-technology-tit-for-tat/

July 8th, 2015 -

Coalition urges Congress to act on truck weight reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-urges-congress-act-truck-weight-reform

July 7th, 2015 -

Coalition for Transportation Productivity asks Congress to take closer look at truck size and weight

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/coalition_for_transportation_productivity_asks_congress_to_take_closer_look

July 7th, 2015 -

Shippers group again calls for increases to truck size and weight limits

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ccjdigital.com/shippers-group-again-calls-for-increases-to-truck-size-and-weight-limits/

July 7th, 2015 -

Heavier Six-Axle Trucks Pushed for Use on Interstates

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=38771

July 7th, 2015 -

DOT Study: Heavier US trucks won’t hurt intermodal rail

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/transportation-regulations/us-transportation-regulations/dot-study-bigger-us-trucks-won%E2%80%99t-hurt-intermodal-rail_20150706.html

July 6th, 2015 -

Read the Fine Print

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.politico.com/morningtransportation/0715/morningtransportation19004.html?ml=ae_l

July 6th, 2015 -

Productivity group wants action on hiking six-axle weight limits

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2015/7/6/Productivitygroupwantsactiononhikingsix-axleweightlimits.aspx

July 6th, 2015 -

Shippers group calls on Congress for weight limit change

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckersnews.com/shippers-group-calls-on-congress-for-weight-limit-change/

July 6th, 2015 -

No change advised to truck size, weight limits, DOT tells Congress

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20150608-no-change-advised-to-truck-size-weight-limits-dot-tells-congress/

June 8th, 2015 -

US DOT Report Says Not Enough Data to Change Law on Longer, Heavier Trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.scdigest.com/ontarget/15-06-08-1.php?cid=9390

June 8th, 2015 -

DOT releases truck size and weight study

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dot-releases-truck-size-and-weight-study

June 8th, 2015 -

DOT: Lack of Data Argues Against Truck Size/Weight Changes

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2015/06/dot-lack-of-data-argues-against-truck-size-weight-changes.aspx

June 8th, 2015 -

DOT releases truck size and weight study, results inconclusive; ATA calls report 'flimsy'

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://news.trucker.com/regulations/dot-releases-truck-size-and-weight-study-results-inconclusive-ata-calls-report-flimsy

June 8th, 2015 -

FHWA study says not enough data to change truck size and weight

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2015/6/5/FHWAstudysaysnotenoughdatatochangetrucksizeandweight.aspx

June 5th, 2015 -

Congress Must Act to Improve Efficiency for All Modes of Freight

http://transportationproductivity.org/congress-must-act-to-improve-efficiency-for-all-modes-of-freight

June 4th, 2015 -

Feds Urged to Issue Weight Study

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.gobytrucknews.com/feds-urged-to-issue-weight-study/123

May 22nd, 2015 -

Shipping group calls for release of weight limit study details

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.truckersnews.com/57722/

May 20th, 2015 -

Congressman Ribble urges release of DOT study findings on six-axle truck weight reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/congressman-ribble-urges-release-dot-study-findings-six-axle-truck-weight-reform

May 20th, 2015 -

Truck size and weight update: Shippers group urges DOT to release study it says shows safety of heavier trucks

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ccjdigital.com/truck-size-and-weight-update-shippers-group-urges-dot-to-release-study-it-says-shows-safety-of-heavier-trucks/#

May 18th, 2015 -

Congress calls for results of study on truck weight, size

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/12294-congress-calls-for-results-of-study-on-truck-weight-size

May 14th, 2015 -

DOT urged to quickly release findings of two-year study into truck size, weight

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20150513-dot-urged-to-quickly-release-findings-of-two-year-study-into-truck-size-weight/

May 13th, 2015 -

Ribble Asks DOT to Fork Over Truck Data

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.politico.com/morningtransportation/0515/morningtransportation18298.html?ml=ae_l

May 13th, 2015 -

Shippers press rail group to disclose truck size/weight lobbying activities

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.ccjdigital.com/shippers-press-rail-group-to-disclose-truck-sizeweight-lobbying-activities/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=04-17-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=19e0205567&

April 16th, 2015 -

Breaking news! Railroads don’t want bigger trucks...

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://news.trucker.com/business/newsblitz-breaking-news-railroads-don-t-want-bigger-trucks

April 7th, 2015 -

CTP hits back at railroad interests in latest battle over truck weight reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ctp-hits-back-railroad-interests-latest-battle-over-truck-weight-reform

April 3rd, 2015 -

Predicated on deception

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.politico.com/morningtransportation/0415/morningtransportation17723.html?ml=ae_l

April 2nd, 2015 -

Productivity boost: Increasing truck size and weight could be a boon to efficiency and safety

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/productivity-boost

February 18th, 2015 - http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/productivity-boost

A 70-year low in Maine highway fatalities justifies targeted truck weight reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/70-year-low-maine-highway-fatalities-justifies-targeted-truck-weight-reform

January 21st, 2015 - http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/70-year-low-maine-highway-fatalities-justifies-targeted-truck-weight-reform

Truck Sizes and Weight: The Long and the Short of It

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/trends-january-2015/

January 20th, 2015 -

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

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

January 13th, 2015 - http://fleetowner.com/safety/maine-highway-fatality-drop-seen-boost-truck-weight-reform

CTP: Highway fatalities reach 70-year low in Maine

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://www.americanshipper.com/Main/News/CTP_Highway_fatalities_reach_70year_low_in_Maine_59195.aspx?taxonomy=RegulatoryTransport

January 13th, 2015 -

More than 70 Leading Agriculture Organizations Call on Congress to Pass the ‘SAFE Trucking Act’

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/agriculture-letter-release.pdf

November 3rd, 2015 -

CTP Urges Congress to Include the ‘SAFE Trucking Act’ as an Amendment to the Highway Reauthorization Bill

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/letter-to-congress-on-safe-trucking-act-release.pdf

October 22nd, 2015 -

The National Private Truck Council Urges House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Support the ‘SAFE Trucking Act’

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/nptc-release.pdf

October 9th, 2015 -

CTP Applauds Introduction of ‘Safe Trucking Act’ Giving States the Flexibility to Safely Improve Interstate Highway Productivity

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/safe-trucking-act-release.pdf

September 10th, 2015 -

Testifying Before Transportation Research Board, CTP Urges Review of Questionable DOT Truck Size & Weight Study Conclusions

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/trb-testimony-release.pdf

July 14th, 2015 -

CTP Urges Congress to Review DOT Study Data & Act on Six-Axle Truck Weight Reform this Year

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/release-on-dot-study-findings.pdf

July 6th, 2015 -

CTP Welcomes U.S. DOT Truck Size & Weight Study Data

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/ctp-dot-tech-findings-statement.pdf

June 5th, 2015 -

CTP Applauds Congressman Ribble for Urging Release of U.S. DOT Study Findings Confirming Safety of Six-Axle Truck Weight Reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/ctp-applauds-ribble-letter-.pdf

May 13th, 2015 -

Coalition for Transportation Productivity Calls on Anti-Truck Productivity Group to Properly Disclose Lobbying Activities

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/cabt-lobbying-release-april-2.pdf

April 2nd, 2015 -

Coalition for Transportation Productivity Says U.S. DOT Study Detractors Are Afraid of the Facts Surrounding Truck Weight Reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/http://transportationproductivity.org/templates/files/us-dot-study-release-april-1.pdf

March 27th, 2015 -

CTP: 70-Year Low in Maine Highway Fatalities Proves Value of Targeted Truck Weight Reform

http://transportationproductivity.org/ctp-70-year-low-in-maine-highway-fatalities-proves-value-of-targeted-truck-weight-reform

January 12th, 2015 - CTP welcomed today’s report that fatalities on Maine’s roads during 2014 reached their lowest levels in 70 years – a reduction which has been attributed to...