NATaT Urges Congress to Stop Bigger Trucks

Today, NATaT joined over 1,000 local government leaders, including mayors, county engineers and public works directors, in sending a letter to Congress opposing any increases in truck size or weight, including longer double-trailer trucks and heavier single-trailer trucks. The letter, entitled “Bigger Trucks: Bad for America’s Local Communities,” can be found here.

The letter argues that, “millions of miles of truck traffic operate on local roads and bridges across the country, and any bigger trucks allowed on our Interstates would mean additional trucks that ultimately find their way onto our local infrastructure. Longer and heavier trucks would cause significantly more damage to our transportation infrastructure, costing us billions of dollars that local government budgets simply cannot afford, compromising the very routes that American motorists use every day.”

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