Through its membership in the Coalition for Efficient & Responsible Trucking (CERT), IWLA requested Congressional support of provisions related to expanding size limitations of twin trailer trucks from 28 foot to 33 foot.
According to the letter: “Under current regulations, twin 28-foot trailers routinely fill all their available volume long before the 80,000 pound gross weight limit is reached. This inefficiency saddles American businesses with $27 billion per year in avoidable costs. Congressional approval for twin 33-foot trailers would provide a much-needed boost to productivity. Savings from this reform would impact everyone in the supply chain straight through to the consumer.”
The opposition claims safety concerns of the longer trailers while the studies from CERT show 33-foot trailers to be more stable than 28-foot ones. The group also claims the provision will result in 1.3 billion-mile reduction in truck traffic annually. Check out this infographic.