We seek to improve supply chains and freight transportation all while advancing safety and reducing emissions, vehicle miles traveled, fuel consumption, and congestion. The Coalition is here to share the story of shippers across the country and propose solutions that increase fluidity in the supply chain.
Trucks are currently leaving our ports, factories, and warehouse without being at full capacity, exacerbating supply chain challenges and impacting consumers around the country.
The Federal government last changed gross vehicle weight limits in 1982, but in the last 40 years there have been major advancements in truck safety technology. Trucks are currently driving on state and local roads past our schools, homes, and playgrounds. Increasing Gross Vehicle Weight Limits would move these trucks back on to the better built Federal Interstates where they belong.
On reducing carbon footprints, the US Department of Transportation’s 2015 technical study work found that the 6-axle truck at up to 91,000-pounds would reduce fuel consumption, CO2, NOX, and congestion costs.
In the 2020 CARES Act included a provision to allow states to issue permits to increase Gross Vehicle Weight limits on Interstates during the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, there were no increased safety risks and our members found environmental benefits through a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.