Over the past few months, there has been no shortage of activity on the issue of bigger trucks in Congress or in state legislatures. In the coming months., it is expected that both the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) and Agriculture committees to debate legislation that could include bigger trucks. The Impacts of Heavier Trucks on Local Bridges research identified 72,240 local bridges across the country that would not safely accommodate 91,000-pound trucks. The cost of replacing these bridges would be $60.8 billion. Using this research, CABT was able to show every Member of Congress the number of bridges in their district that would not be able to handle these heavier trucks and the associated cost.   ~

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