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Safety Advocates Oppose Raising Truck Weight Limits

May
6,
2009
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Efforts to raise tractor trailer weight limits from 80,000 lbs. to 97,000 lbs. is causing an uproar by safety advocates who believe the higher weight limit will create major safety issues for the general driving public.  Calling it a “public health crisis,”  they believe that by making the semi trucks larger than they already are, will pose an even bigger danger to public safety.  They have begun a push to stop the efforts by building a new site: StopBiggerTrucks.org

Trucking organizations such as the American Trucking Association counter, by stating that the new rule would actually have the opposite effect by allowing trucks to haul more freight, thus cutting down the traffic issue on our highways and interstates.

The highway bill is due to come up in the first week of June, 2009.

© 2009, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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