INDIANA STATE POLICE PRESENT CASE AGAINST HIGHER TRUCK WEIGHT LIMITS

Lloyd R. Jennings, Captain, Indiana State Police, recently made a presentation to the Indiana governor and his staff against raising the truck weight limits. He pointed out how the trucking industry requested Congress to raise the recommended national gross weight limit for trucks on the public highways from 73,280 to 80,000 lbs. The recommendation was passed by the Congress and was adopted by all but nine states. Indiana was one that chose to remain at 73,280 lbs. Since that time, the trucking industry has repeatedly requested the Indiana Legislature to follow the national recommendation, and all attempts have failed. The purpose of the report was to inquire how highway construction, maintenance and traffic safety would be affected by a weight increase. Each of these points is discussed in the article.

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  • Accession Number: 00195303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM