As America’s crossroads and the midpoint to both the East and West coasts, Kansas is a hotbed of trucking activity. There is little argument that the trucking industry thrives here and should continue to thrive as a vital part of our economy and culture.
But the vast majority of law enforcement professionals across the country agree on another truck truism: Longer double-trailer trucks and heavier 18-wheelers on our nation’s roads, including here in Kansas, are a danger and are not something we need. Our state legislature just passed a law allowing heavier weights for agricultural interests on limited roads. The last thing we need is an additional federal mandate making even higher weights the standard here in Kansas.
Read more: Kansas City Star article