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Trucking industry effort to allow larger trucks on highways stalls in U.S. Senate

Jun 10, 2018 at 06:43 AM CST

WASHINGTON D.C. — A renewed effort by segments of the trucking industry to allow larger twin-trailers trucks on U.S. highways stalled in the U.S. Senate this week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee never took up a proposed amendment to the 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD, pronounced t-hud) bill to increase federal limit for 80,000-pound twin-trailer rigs from 28.5 feet per trailer to 33 feet.