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33-foot doubles still have chance with new Congressional measure

A new Congressional amendment to an already-enacted law would extend the federal maximum tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, up for the current 28-foot minimum.

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33-foot doubles left out of 2016 spending bill

A provision to allow longer trucks that was included in an earlier version of the omnibus spending package was removed from the final version that was unveiled late Tuesday.

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‘Monster train’ and other freight supersizers

You might have missed news of Union Pacific testing to see just how long a train can be. I didn’t know of it until reading a Wall Street Journal story this week. Writer Jennifer Levitz cites the train as an example of pressures in rail and ocean shipping, as well as trucking, to haul more freight per trip. The proponents in all three modes cite the potential for using less fuel, and thereby less pollution ...

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Featured article: A doubles life

Pulling pups means profitability and predictable routes for owner-operator Ed Geiger.

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