Keep Existing Federal Truck Size and Weight Limits

This document argues that no changes should be made at this time to federal policy on truck size and weight limits. It argues that fuel taxes and fees currently paid by heavy trucks do not cover the cost of damage done to U.S. highways. A change in policy to allow heavier trucks would cause more damage and add to the tax burden of individuals. It also discusses the impact that increased truck load limits would have on freight railroads.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2016-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01603631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 3:09PM