Advocates Sends Letter Opposing Dangerous Truck Weight Increases

  • April 5, 2024
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During the March 21, 2024, hearing of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit entitled, Rural Transportation Challenges: Stakeholder Perspectives, recently introduced legislation, the Modernizing Operations for Vehicles in Emergencies Act (MOVE Act), H.R. 7496, was discussed and identified as necessary to mitigate potential future emergency scenarios by allowing truck weight increases. Measures, including this one, which undermine the federal truck weight limit have been shown to reduce truck safety, damage roadway infrastructure and endanger road users. Read our letter to the committee here.