Trucks line-up to cross the scales USDA photo by Heather Hartley
Trucks line-up to cross the scales at the Coshocton, Ohio Three Rivers Energy biofuels plant.

NGFA supports efforts to update truck weight limits

Transportation stakeholders seek language in appropriations bill to create pilot program for states to study effects of modernizing truck weight limits.

The National Grain & Feed Assn. (NGFA) recently joined in signing a letter to Congress supporting a pilot program designed to obtain information on the safety and environmental benefits of increasing the maximum commercial truck weight on interstate highways.

In the letter sent to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, more than 80 transportation stakeholders noted that it has been 35 years since the government last updated the gross vehicle weight (GVW) limit of 80,000 lb

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