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Tell Congress to Oppose Bigger Trucks
Semitrailer trucks play a vital role in the U.S. economy and transportation system, but longer trucks endanger motorists, weaken our roads and bridges, and cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year in highway subsidies. Stand with law enforcement officers, EMTs, safety leaders, engineers, independent truck drivers and elected officials, and voice your opposition to bigger trucks on our nation’s highways.
Contact your Senators TODAY and ask them to oppose the amendment to the appropriations bill that would increase the length of double-trailer trucks. These trucks are 91 feet in length—that's 17 feet longer than the single-trailer truck configuration widely used today by trucking companies.
Are we willing to compromise the safety of thousands of motorists every day just to haul more freight? Are we willing to spend billions to repair roads and bridges damaged by bigger trucks? Who will pay the price for an 11-percent higher fatal crash rate for multi-trailer trucks?
Recent polls show that voters oppose bigger trucks, but Congress is debating this issue right now. Another recent poll found that 95 percent of law enforcement officers surveyed believe heavier and longer trucks would be more dangerous, and 88 percent of truck drivers surveyed believe greater use of longer combination vehicles would negatively impact highway safety.
Write your members of Congress TODAY, and tell them to oppose 91-foot double-trailer trucks.