Results from polling on OverdriveOnline.com show majority favor for the status quo on size and weight restrictions on the National Highway System. Polling followed news of Congressional attention with lobbying from outside groups on the size and weight issue as legislators craft a highway bill, as well as preceded a public webinar conducted by the Federal Highway Administration on truck size and weight regs.
At least one commenter made a case for the almost 3 in 10 respondents who did in fact favor some kind of an increase: “I pull a three-axle step deck, and with all the equipment I have to carry, I have a tare weight of 35,000 lbs.” A little extra weight would help the hauler out tremendously, he said. “I don’t dare load anything more than 44,000 lbs. Most shippers are looking at shipping 48-50,000 — this is what I need help on.”
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