Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Wicker, Armstrong oppose bigger trucks on the highways

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.

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