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Jan 26, 2017

LONGER TWIN-TRAILERS NOT IN 2017 * USA: ATA

* Virginia - ATA says: List of legislative priorities excludes longer-truck efforts
--- The trucking industry does not plan to lobby in 2017 to extend the length of twin-trailers beyond their current legal limit of 28 feet each, according to the American Trucking Associations' (ATA)... The list displayed yesterday at the SMC3 annual winter meeting in Atlanta, has 19 issues identified by ATA as "strategic priorities" for the year did not include efforts to convince Congress or the Trump administration to support raising the limit on the length of twin trailers to 33 feet each... Supporters of the initiative, namely shippers and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, said it would boost productivity and reduce the number of carriers on the road because each twin-trailer could haul more goods. The provision was mostly tailored to benefit LTL carriers looking to transport more e-commerce shipments. The 28-foot per-trailer limit has been in place since 1982... 
Arlington, VIR, USA - DC Velocity, by Mark B. Solomon - 24 Jan 2017

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