The Hill: Local officials warn Congress against bigger trucks

WASHINGTON—Local officials are urging members of Congress to steer clear of any provisions that would allow longer or heavier trucks to operate on roads.

A group of 1,000 local leaders, including current mayors and county officials, argued in a letter to lawmakers that allowing heavier or longer trucks on roads will destroy infrastructure that their governments cannot afford to repair.

“Allowing heavier and longer trucks will most certainly set us back in our efforts,” the letter reads.

“Longer and heavier trucks would cause significantly more damage to our transportation infrastructure, costing us billions of dollars that local government budgets simply cannot afford, compromising the very routes that American motorists use every day,” the leaders add.

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