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Highway trucks get heavier prompting safety questions

posted on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Officially, the national weight limit for freight trucks on interstate highways is 40 tons. In reality, trucks are getting heavier in more states - legally - and advocates for highway safety and the trucking industry are sharply at odds about it. Full Story

Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

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