Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Lightweighting of Trucks Could Become More Prevalent, NACFE Finds

Lightweighting Trucks at a weigh station in New Jersey. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

Some truck buyers require lightweighting while most others move toward it slowly, if at all, but the coming of electric trucks may demand more of it, according to an updated confidence report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2021
Government, Equipment, TCA

Illinois County to Make Truckers Pay More

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Will County, Ill., plans to more than double its permit costs for overweight trucks, offer an online application process for them and update its designated truck routes.

February 7, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Virginia Could Allow Trucks Up to 11,000 Pounds Heavier Than It Does Now

Tom Saunders, VDOT

Trucks traveling Virginia’s roads could get about 10,000 pounds heavier if legislation gets the OK from the General Assembly.

Katherine Hafner | The Virginian-Pilot
February 7, 2018

Soil Trucks in Central Massachusetts Routinely Overweight, According to Analysis

US Army Corps of Engineers

DUDLEY, Mass. — At 8:13 a.m. on June 30, a truck hauling construction soil from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission pulled onto the scales at its destination, a Dudley quarry that is being filled, weighing in at 134,900 pounds.

Susan Spencer | Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.)
November 15, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Trucking Community Unsure About Expected Weight-Limit Increase Proposal

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Texas’ trucking community is divided on a plan to raise truck weight limits in designated corridors near the state’s ports, particularly Houston.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment

Ontario Will Reissue Moratoriums on Axle Weight Penalties

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province announced on Sept. 24 that it will reissue moratoriums on axle weight penalties and only enforce gross vehicle weight violations while a final agreement on those in the excavation/aggregate hauling sector is being negotiated.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016

Toledo Police Revive Program to Crack Down on Truck Weight Limits

Toledo Police Department

Toledo, Ohio police will resume enforcing truck weight limits later this month after a seven-year, budget-related hiatus, the department announced March 1.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
March 2, 2016

Growers Feel Strain of Truck Weight Limits

"Those of us in agriculture find it a little offensive that a fellow hauling containers can get an exemption [for a 100,000-pound truck] that an agricultural person cannot get." — Joe Boddiford, Georgia Peanut Commission

Jill Nolin | The Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times
February 4, 2016

Rep. Ribble Still Optimistic on Raising Truck Weights

The leading proponent in the House for increasing weight limits for tractor-trailers said he is hopeful a majority in Congress will back his effort in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2016
Government, Business

Rep. Reid Ribble Hopeful Truck Weight Issue Advances in 2017

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The leading proponent in the House for increasing weight limits for trucks is hopeful a majority in Congress will back his effort in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 28, 2015