WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2015)—Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong urged Congress Wednesday to fight efforts to allow trucks hauling long trailers to operate on the nation’s highways, saying they pose a serious danger to motorists.
“Trucks with longer double trailers would make our roads dangerous. It is just that simple,’’ Armstrong said. “A delivery arriving a day early is not worth one life — not in Vicksburg, not in Mississippi, and not here in our nation’s capital.’’
Armstrong joined Republican Sen. Roger Wicker and other congressional lawmakers at a press conference outside the Capitol to oppose a proposed federal mandate that would allow trucks to pull double 33-foot trailers on highways in all states.