Journal & Courier (IN): Truck legislation would make Indiana roads less safe, Lafayette police chief says

Legislation has been introduced in our state legislature that would dramatically expand the number of overweight trucks on our state roads.

HB 1190 and SB 40 would create a permit allowing virtually any truck carrying any commodity to operate at up to 120,000 pounds.

To put this into perspective, that is 40,000 pounds heavier than the current weight limit of 80,000 pounds. Even worse, trucks that currently operate on our interstates would divert to state roads to take advantage of the heavier weights since they would not be able to operate on interstates. Further, to make pickups and deliveries, these huge vehicles would end up on our local roads.

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