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CTP applauds truck weight reform proposal

January 31, 2012

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of 200 shippers and allied associations dedicated to safely and responsibly increasing the federal vehicle weight limit on interstate highways, praised the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for including a carefully crafted truck weight reform proposal in the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act--a bill to reauthorize and modify federal transportation programs.

"Current American truck weight regulations impose a significant competitive disadvantage in transport efficiency and results in significantly higher fuel use and emissions for a given freight task," said John Woodrooffe, head of UMTRI's Vehicle Safety Analytics Group. Read the full news release.