N.Y. Senator Schumer Opposes Larger Tandem Trucks

July 17, 2015
N.Y. Senator Schumer Opposes Larger Tandem Trucks

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) publicly opposed a provision to the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill that would expand the allowable length for each tractor trailer from 28 to 33 feet, reports Albany Times Union.

"The maximum allowable length of a truck on many of our roadways is 65 feet," Schumer said in a press conference. "It would pre-empt state law."

Eighteen states currently allow the use of twin trailers.

Schumer also worried about the impact the bigger trucks could have on aging infrastructure and highway safety.

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