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Americans for Modern Transportation

Enhanced Safety

Safety is the top priority, and must be pursued through continued workforce development and driver education, the adoption of safe driving technologies and roadway improvements.

Sustainability Improvements

Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) supports efforts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. More efficient transportation will improve environmental quality and strengthen our economic and national security.

Technology Upgrades

Exploration of smart and adaptive vehicle technologies, such as vehicle-to-infrastructure communications systems and other safety technologies, should be supported and incorporated in new advanced trucking equipment.

Mission Statement

Improving both the safety and efficiency of our transportation system is essential to meeting the on-demand needs of the modern business and consumer. We will advocate for policies that modernize the delivery of products and consumer goods to businesses and consumers across the country.

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Blog & News

Letter To The Honorable Representative Mario Diaz-Balart                                                                                  

The 115th Congress has a unique opportunity to update our current infrastructure system. As part of this effort, Congress should enact policies that improve vehicle safety, reduce congestion, and lower fuel consumption. For that reason, we urge you to include language allowing twin 33-foot trailers to operate on the national highway network – where twin-28 foot trailers currently operate – in the FY 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations package.

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ICYMI: Supply Chain Expert Predicts Congress Will Approve Twin 33s in 2017                                                                              

Yesterday, in a column in DC Velocity, longtime trucking industry veteran and supply chain expert, Clifford Lynch, predicted the proposal to allow widespread adoption of Twin 33 foot trailers on the nation’s highways “will be one of the few things approved during this session of Congress.”

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Just The Facts: Twin 33s Are Shorter Than Other Truck Configurations And Do Not Come With Increases In Weight Limits                      

Policymakers know better than anyone that wording matters. When it comes to transportation, understanding the difference between “heavier,” “longer” and “bigger” trucks is critical to implementing policy upgrades that make sense. Unfortunately, terminology deployed by critics is clouding discussion of Twin 33s.

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: AMT Reaction To Truck Safety Hearing                                                                                                              

Ahead of today’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing, “Continuing to Improve Truck Safety on our Nation’s Highways,” the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition released the following statement from spokesperson Melissa Manson.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Study Finds Twin-33s Improve Highway Safety, Overall Efficiency, And Sustainability

Today, the Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) coalition released a new study which finds that widespread adoption of Twin 33 foot trailers boosts safety and efficiency for American drivers, consumers, and businesses. Conducted by 35-year traffic safety researcher Dr. Ronald Knipling, the study finds safety is enhanced by increasing the stability of trailers on the road, reducing truck miles driven by 3.1 billion, and enabling better enforcement of standards for all trucks.

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