Akron Beacon Journal: Yellow Pushes for Longer, Heavier Trucks

July 10, 2008: Allowing states to raise commercial-truck weight limits by 21 percent would save fuel and reduce traffic and emissions, boosting profits for freight haulers, an executive of the largest U.S. trucking company told Congress.

"Reform of size and weight regulations can, if employed responsibly, improve highway safety, relieve congestion, lower freight rates, alleviate the driver shortage, reduce energy use and improve air quality," Mike Smid, president of YRC Worldwide Inc.'s North American Transportation, said Wednesday in Washington.

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