Trucks on federal highways could soon be heavier

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by Chris Scott on January 27, 2012

The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act would raise the maximum weight for commercial trucks that routinely travel on highways to 97,000 pounds in Texas and most other states. The current threshold in most places is 80,000 pounds unless the truck has a permit to be overweight.

The article linked to below has a very good discussion of the safety ramifications and the effect of the extra weights on roads and bridges.

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