The Obama Administration is pushing for Congress to allow the permanent use of six-axle trucks weighing over the 80,000 pound limit “access to interstate highways in Maine and Vermont,” according to truckinginfo.com.
The two programs permitting the increased weight limit were brought out last year by Maine and Vermont senators Susan Collins and Patrick Leahy and are scheduled to expire come December (http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=71703). Once this happens, trucks over the 80,000 pound limit will be forced to travel on state and local roads instead of the interstate.
The Obama administration believes that allowing the program to permanently go into effect would account for more safety on the local roads that trucks were previously forced to travel on due to their size, as well provide more efficiency, the site noted.
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