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Trucking lobby protests proposed heavier loads on US highways

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has objected go the US Congress to lifting size and weight limits on trucks, enabling them to transport heavier loads

Trucking lobby protests proposed heavier loads on US highways

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has objected go the US Congress to lifting size and weight limits on trucks, enabling them to transport heavier loads

28 February 2019 - 19:00

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has objected go the US Congress to lifting size and weight limits on trucks, enabling them to transport heavier loads.

'Heavier trucks put additional stress on our already deteriorating highways and bridges as well as endanger highway users,' said OOIDA president Todd Spencer.



'We think proposals to increase sizes and weights should be rejected, as has been done over and over by both lawmakers and policymakers in the past,' he said,



The letter points out that increasing size and weight limits would have negative consequences on the state and local roads that are less capable of handling longer and heavier trucks.



'It's likely trucks would be disproportionately targeted to generate the additional revenue,' added Mr Spencer.



Established in 1973 and headquartered in Kansas City, OOIDA represents the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers with 160,000 members nationwide.


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