Sept. 16, 2015 

Bill Would Allow States to Permit Larger Truck Loads

Steel suppliers would be able to use six-axle truck trailers to carry up to 91,000 pounds on interstate highways across the country under a measure recently introduced in the House.

"The reality is that our roads are already overcrowded. The U.S. population has almost doubled since our interstate highway system was built, and demand for freight shipping is only going up," says the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis. "The SAFE Trucking Act will help us safely move more of the things Americans want with fewer trucks taking up space on the road, and it is based on data to ensure that truck stopping times and pavement wear are as good or better than our current trucks.”

Some Midwestern states, plus Ontario, already allow trucking companies to run six-axle trailers with larger load capacities.

“With nearly 70 percent of all U.S. freight moved by trucks and overall freight tonnage expected to grow by nearly 25 percent, truck weight reform needs to be included in the surface transportation reauthorization legislation when it goes before the House this fall,” says Thomas Gibson, president of the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington. “Like many manufacturers, the steel industry utilizes all modes of transportation to move goods, but steel products moved by truck can easily reach current federal weight limits before they maximize truck capacity. AISI has long-supported this legislation to improve efficiency and safety, and lower logistical costs.”


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