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Or so Big Beer would want us to believe! Representatives of Anheuser-Busch stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with lawmakers to discuss allowing heavier tractor–trailers on our nation’s roads. 11,000 pounds heavier in fact, increasing the current weight limit of 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds.
According to Trucker.com
“James Sembrot”, the company’s senior director of logistics strategy, told POLITICO that it will urge lawmakers to push for creating a pilot program for “a limited number of states” to allow six axle trucks carrying up to 91,000 pounds on roads in participating states.”
A number of industries, apart from Big Beer, are interested in increasing truck weight limits. Read more “Not Enough Beer is Being Shipped!”