Legislation reintroduced to keep heavier trucks off highways

05/8/2013 | Journal of Commerce, The

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., has reintroduced the "Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2013," a bill that would set limitations on the size and weight of trucks on the entire National Highway System. "When super-sized tractor-trailers are on the road, they are a threat to drivers and the integrity of our highways and bridges," said Lautenberg. "Closing the loophole that keeps these long, overweight trucks on our National Highway System will protect families and preserve our nation's infrastructure."

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