weight limit

Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

California Boosts Truck Weight Limits to 88,000 Pounds to Ease Port Snarls

 Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

California will increase weight limits for trucks carrying goods in and out of its ports in an effort to ease supply chain bottlenecks and clear containers off the docks of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021
Government, Business

Texas Trucking Community Unsure About Expected Weight-Limit Increase Proposal

Tim Patterson/Flickr

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

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

Industry Groups Blast Bill in Congress that Imposes Truck Size, Weight Limits

WASHINGTON — Trucking industry groups last week criticized a bill introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) aimed at freezing truck size and weight limits on the 160,000-mile National Highway System, saying it would block increases in truck productivity.

May 9, 2011

Iowa Issues Truck-Weight Exemption for Harvest Season

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) has exempted weight limits on trucks for 60 days on carriers of farm products for the harvest season.

September 22, 2010
Government, Business

Groups Pushing for Larger Trucks to Merge

Two groups pushing for liberalization of federal truck size and weight limits - the Coalition for Transportation Productivity and Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation  announced Monday that they will merge into one, larger organization.

September 14, 2010