Representatives from a diverse group of industries are converging this week in Washington, D.C., to encourage passage of the Safe Trucking Act (H.R. 3488). The fly-in was organized by the Coalition for Transportation Productivity, of which IDFA is a member, and generated more than 120 meetings on Capitol Hill.
The Safe Trucking Act, introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), would allow states to permit up to 91,000 pound six-axle trucks for Interstate highway use, an increase from the current standard of 80,000 pounds for five-axle trucks. The bill also would increase efficiency for moving dairy products around the country.
Representatives from IDFA, Dairy Farmers of America and HP Hood all took part in meetings this week.
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