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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
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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