House Passes Measure to Maintain Tractor-Trailer Sizes

Potential changes in legislation could dramatically affect the nature of transportation costs associated with logistic and supply chain operations.

Last week CNN ran a report highlighting the passing of a house measure maintaining current tractor-trailer sizes and weights for three years. The House committee is waiting three years until a study can be completed on the potential costs incurred by allowing longer and heavier transportation assets on U.S. roads.

From CNN’s article:

The original legislation, which includes authorizing about $260 billion over five years for federal highway programs,contained a controversial provision allowing heavier tractor-trailer trucks on highways by increasing the federal weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds. In some cases, it would have allowed 126,000-pound trucks onto highways

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