DOT Shows Interest in Study of Heavier Trucks’ Effect on Highways

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OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Department of Transportation officials said they would be interested in a potential study of larger or heavier trucks, suggested recently by the chairman of the House transportation committee.In interviews here with Transport Topics on Feb. 23, Mary Peters, DOT secretary, and John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said they would consider supporting a study of the effects larger vehicles would have on U.S. highways. Peters said she would be interested in a test of “something like dedicated truck lanes with modifications for truck size and weight,” but that those lanes would need to be built “on a finite scale.”For the full story, see the March 5 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.


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