Size and Weight

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July 22, 2015

Trailer Weight Cutting Suggestions Total 2,500 Pounds

While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.

July 8, 2015

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is revving up its lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 97,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

June 18, 2015

Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers

A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

June 16, 2015

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.

June 8, 2015

DOT: Lack of Data Argues Against Truck Size/Weight Changes

The Department of Transportation has declared that “data limitations” uncovered by its research on the impact of increasing truck size and weight limits should preclude changing “relevant laws and regulations.”

June 2, 2015

White House Threatens to Veto Bill with Key Trucking Provisions

Even before a major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry has made it out of the House, the White House has all but promised that President Obama will veto it.

April 13, 2015

XTRA Lease Offers 2015 Size and Weight Guide

A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.

November 25, 2014

DOT Delays Truck Size and Weight Study

The Department of Transportation will not deliver its comprehensive study of the truck size and weight issue on time. In an email notice Monday, the department said it will delay delivery of the study until next year.

April 9, 2014

Tempest Arises from Review of Size and Weight Study

A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study. Opponents of higher limits seized on the review as evidence for their cause.

December 19, 2013

FHWA Selects Vehicle Types for Truck Size and Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen the types of vehicles it will compare in its comprehensive study of truck sizes and weights, and is gathering reams of data on how these configurations would affect safety, infrastructure, enforcement and competition among the modes.

December 18, 2013

FHWA Chooses Configurations for Size and Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration will look at eight types of tractor-trailer combinations in its comprehensive study of truck sizes and weights.

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