Increased truck weight limits — more efficient or more damaging? Or both? Those questions were the main focus of a House Transportation & Infrastructure panel meeting Oct. 1.
FOR THE RECORD/ Raising truck weight limits on U.S. highways has been put off for the time being.
American Trucking Associations and the Association of American Railroads are backing a truck weight limit freeze.
A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.
Senate and House bills would raise limits to 97,000 pounds for six axles.
State will temporarily restrict the weight of loads that can access the Highway 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge.
Teamsters, safety advocates, railroads oppose heavier trucks, while ATA favors bill to allow them.
Federal truck weight reform legislation that would give each state the flexibility to raise interstate weight limits.
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