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Today, twenty member companies and organizations of Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) urging it to consider increasing the national twin trailer standard from 28 feet to 33 feet as part of any infrastructure policy recommendations that are put forward by the Administration.

The letter was delivered the same week the Trump Administration sent its 2020 budget to Congress and as congressional committees continue to debate solutions to transportation and infrastructure investments and reforms.

AMT believes that its letter is consistent with the Administration’s mission to achieve efficiencies in transportation and infrastructure by private sector solutions, as indicated in the Administration’s recently released budget.

Excerpts from the letter:

“As the Department of Transportation (DOT) continues its leadership in identifying solutions to improve and modernize our current infrastructure system, the undersigned organizations support policies that will improve vehicle safety, reduce congestion, lower fuel consumption, and address freight capacity issues.

“America must deploy innovative solutions to critical highway capacity issues that threaten U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. A new national standard for twin 33-foot trailers will add instant capacity while reducing congestion and improving the safety and efficiency of the roadways.”

Access the full letter here.