Rome News-Tribune (GA): Column: Bigger trucks, bigger problems for Floyd County

While there has been a lot of hand wringing about keeping Georgia competitive with neighboring states, it is important to note that while some surrounding states allow heavier weights, they are targeted toward specific, critical industries. HB 189 is all-encompassing and does not include any additional revenue that local governments would desperately need for increased infrastructure damage.

The bills include no additional requirement for upgrades to heavier trucks to make them safer.

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