Senate Bill Would Extend Truck Size Limits to All Highways

JOC Staff
The Journal of Commerce
May 08, 2013

U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., today reintroduced legislation designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off all highways.

S. 876, the “Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2013,” would apply existing federal truck size and weight limits — a maximum of length of 53 feet with a weight of 80,000 pounds — to the entire National Highway System. Currently, these restrictions only apply to interstate highways.

“When super-sized tractor-trailers are on the road, they are a threat to drivers and the integrity of our highways and bridges,” Lautenberg said. “Closing the loophole that keeps these long, overweight trucks on our National Highway System will protect families and preserve our nation’s infrastructure.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Companion legislation is sponsored in the House by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.

 


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

ABF Contract Local-by-Local Results

Get the local-by-local vote count for the ABF master contract and every supplement. Click here to view.

An Ugly Start to Electronic Voting

It was an ugly start for electronic voting on national contracts. For the first time in more than a decade, the Hoffa administration tried to deny members and vote count observers the right to see the ballot count results from each local union. But after a week of delays and inquiries by TDU attorney Barbara Harvey, the IBT relented, and turned over the ABF vote totals to TDU's designated observer John Palmer.

View More News Posts