A commercial trucking association has sent a letter to U.S. legislators urging them to retain the current 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks and abandon any bills that would allow carriers to increase the national truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) says it is open to discussing ways to improve efficiency and productivity within the commercial trucking industry, but warns that a weight limit increase would put many smaller carriers out of business. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) introduced a bill in 2015 to raise the national weight limit by 11,000 pounds and a sixth axle to ... Read More
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