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Senate Funding Bill OKs Heavy Trucks on Maine, Vermont Interstates

It’s getting heavier for Maine trucking attorneys and their Vermont trucking attorney peers. On Tuesday, the Senate brought both states closer to permanently allowing 100,000-pound trucks to travel on their interstate highways. A funding bill approved Tuesday by the full Senate included an amendment permitting the heavy trucks on interstates, sponsored by Senators Susan Collins …

Major Georgia Shippers Seek Increase in Truck Weight Limits

Would higher truck weight limits help Georgia? A group of major Georgia trucking companies maintains that raising weight limits for big rigs, from the current 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds, would be good for the state’s environment and its economy. The coalition — including some of Georgia’s largest shippers, such as Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, and …

Maine and Vermont Move to Allow Heavy Trucks on Interstates

Maine trucking attorneys and Vermont trucking attorney colleagues are watching a new measure that would allow 100,000-pound trucks to travel on interstate highways in those states. Senators Patrick Leahy (Democrat, Vermont) and Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) secured inclusion of the measure in the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee’s annual funding bill. The Subcommittee approved the bill …

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