WKOW-TV (ABC 27 Madison, WI): Local Police Chief heads to D.C. to oppose proposal to increase weight and size of trucks

MADISON, Wis.Congress is considering legislation to increase the size and weight limits for trucks. Companies like FedEx and UPS are lobbying to require every state to allow longer double-trailer trucks, also called “Double 33’s or Pups,” which are 17ft longer than typical 53ft trucks. The proposal also seeks to increase national truck weights from 80,000 pounds to 91,000.

Stoughton’s Chief of Police Gregory Leck is heading to Washington on behalf of the state to encourage lawmakers to oppose it.

“The heavy damage to our local roads, as many in Wisconsin know, our roads are in rough shape and having larger trucks won’t do any good whatsoever.”

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