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by CABT category: Politics
Semitrailer trucks play a
vital role in the U.S. economy and transportation system, but longer, heavier
trucks endanger motorists, weaken our roads and bridges, and cost taxpayers
billions of dollars every year in highway subsidies.
While the U.S. House of Representatives soundly defeated an amendment to allow 91,000-pound trucks as recently as 2015, some in Congress are at it again. They have proposed a multi-state pilot program to increase federal limits on truck weights from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds - a 14 percent increase.
Here are the facts:
A leading voice in opposing more dangerous truck configurations, the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) is a national, nonprofit grassroots organization that advocates for highway safety and sound transportation policies.