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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

For more than a long time, there has been heavy debate and discussion over truck size and weight-related issues. One argument that has been consistently made over time in an effort to allow heavier and longer trucks on the road, with the objective of increasing highway productivity, has been to reform Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks. This topic again came to light last week, with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis..) introducing the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act.
Posted on 09/15 at 12:46 PM
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP)called on Congress to take a close look at data recently issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in its “Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study, ” and focus on reforming Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) this week reintroduced legislation, entitled the Safe Highways and Preservation Act of 2013 (SHIPA), which is geared to keep bigger and heavier trucks off the road and apply existing federal truck size and weight limits to the entire National Highway System, rather than interstate highways, which is the case today.
Posted on 05/08 at 10:43 AM
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Organizations join together to urge Members to oppose any floor amendments that would modify any of the truck size and weight provisions in the bill.
Posted on 02/13 at 10:07 AM
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Friday, February 03, 2012

Shortly after the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee rolled out its five-year, $260 billion federal transportation authorization, entitled the American Energy and Infrastructure Act, a key component of it centered around trucking productivity was stripped from the bill’s language during a markup session by the committee.
Posted on 02/03 at 02:52 PM
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Bloomberg report indicates that many shippers are in favor of increased truck sizes and weights.
Posted on 12/13 at 09:07 AM
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

While the economy continues its gradual recovery, it has become more important than ever for carriers to manage multiple obstacles while re-growing networks and getting back to full strength. That was the main message of three leading trucking and supply chain executives during a panel discussion at this week’s NASSTRAC Logistics Conference and Expo.
Posted on 04/21 at 11:48 AM
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Monday, August 09, 2010

A piece of bipartisan legislation introduced this week pledges to increase truck weighs on the United States Interstate Highway Systems from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds and allow states to authorize the operation of heavier trucks
Posted on 08/09 at 06:56 AM
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