Ag Groups Ask States To Increase Truck Weight Limits

More than 60 agricultural groups are asking states to increase weight limits for trucks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
 
“Establishing a minimum truck weight limit of 88,000 pounds would ensure that a minimum harmonized weight exists across the country and help protect against essential shipments adhering to this common increase from being impeded at state borders,” the letter notes.
 
The $2 trillion stimulus bill signed last week “expressly clarifies the U.S. Department of Transportation’s authority to allow states to increase truck weight limits during the COVID-19 emergency,” say the groups, including the National Grain and Feed Association and dozens of others representing a range of commodities and other interests.   Read more.

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