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Safety advocates urge lawmakers to steer clear of larger trucks in appropriations bill

Safety advocates urge lawmakers to steer clear of larger trucks in appropriations bill

The Hill
BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE
05/15/18 06:15 PM EDT  

A coalition of safety advocates on Tuesday urged a House panel to avoid any push that would allow larger and heavier trucks to operate on American roads.

The coalition in a letter pressed Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development, and Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), the panel’s ranking member, to avoid any “riders” on an upcoming appropriations bill that would increase the length of twin tractor-trailers to 33 feet.

“Increasing the length of double tractor-trailers by five feet per trailer would result in a configuration that is approximately the size of an 8-story building,” the letter reads... FULL ARTICLE

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