Truck weight limits debated as Congress develops freight plan
Source: Commercial Carrier Journal
Higher truck weight limits emerged as a featured topic during a congressional hearing Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Charged with examining the federal role in making the U.S. transportation system more efficient and competitive for freight movement, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation spent much the multi-modal session debating the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which would allow states to grant interstate access to six-axle trucks weighing up to 97,000 pounds. The act is supported by the Coalition for Transportation Productivity, a group of 200 large shippers.
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