twin 33s

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

TRB Truck Size and Weight Panel Faces Political Headwinds Over Heavier, Larger Trucks

Twin 33-foot trailers Twin 33-foot trailers. Two Florida trucking companies are testing the fuel and capacity efficiency of Twin 33s on highways in the Sunshine State, a member of a TRB committee says. (TT File Photo)

WASHINGTON — Members of the Transportation Research Board’s Truck Size and Weight Committee said they continue to face stiff headwinds to garner public and political support for heavier and longer trucks, despite evidence that demonstrates the potential for reducing carbon emissions and increasing cargo efficiency.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Twin 33-Foot Trailers Would Boost Safety, Efficiency, New Analysis Concludes

John Sommers II for TT

A new analysis by traffic safety researcher Ronald Knipling has concluded that widespread adoption of twin 33-foot trailers would boost safety and efficiency for U.S. drivers, consumers and businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Touts Twin 33s at House Hearing on Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — Allowing the freight industry to rely on twin 33-foot trailers nationwide would enhance productivity, safety and environmental efficiency, FedEx Corp.’s chief executive told a House transportation panel Feb. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FedEx, Amazon Lead Twin 33s Advocacy Group


Americans for Modern Transportation, a new coalition of shippers and retailers led by FedEx Corp. and intends to press congressional lawmakers this year to approve nationwide access of twin 33-foot trailers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Founder Smith Predicts Twin 33s Will Ultimately Win Federal Approval

Securing America's Future Energy

WASHINGTON — Fred Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx Corp., said he believes nationwide use of 33-foot twin trailers can gain approval during the next presidential administration.

Neil Abt and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
May 23, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Freight CEO Calls on Congress to Allow Twin 33-Foot Trailers

WASHINGTON — Speaking at an Infrastructure Week kickoff event, FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker called on Congress to authorize the use of twin 33-foot trailers as a “creative solution” to help the nation’s declining condition of roads and bridges.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Rep. Ken Buck Seeks to Authorize Twin 33s Nationwide

Johm Sommers II for TT

Twin 33-foot trailers would be authorized nationwide under legislation Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced this month.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Congress Rejects Twin 33s Trailer Provision in Funding Bill

Johm Sommers II for TT

A provision that would have authorized the use of twin 33-foot trailers nationwide did not make the final version of a large fiscal 2016 bill that would fund the federal government through September.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Senate Votes to Delay Twin 33s Approval in Transportation Funding Bill

The Senate on Nov. 18 easily agreed to delay approval of twin 33-foot trailers nationwide, a key provision in a fiscal 2016 transportation funding bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2015
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Senate Limits Debate, Inches Closer to Vote on Highway Bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer via

The Senate late on July 27 agreed to limit debate on a six-year highway bill, paving the way for final passage within days.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2015