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Congress asked to allow larger, longer trucks on U.S. roads

Feb 15, 2019 at 10:03 AM CST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Congress is expected to draft a new infrastructure bill in the next few months and the trucking industry is hoping it will include new rules for heavier, longer tractor trailers. An advocacy group for the trucking industry, Americans for Modern Transportation, argues the rules are needed to help companies like UPS and Amazon deal with the growing demand for online shopping delivery. In addition, the industry group said the larger trucks are not an increased safety risk and could help reduce the number of big-rigs on the road.