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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.

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.”

Modernizing DOT Regulations Through The Revamping American Infrastructure Act                            

The Revamping American Infrastructure Act, introduced by Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC-11), is a straightforward piece of legislation that requires the Department of Transportation to complete a comprehensive review of current regulations and identify existing prescriptive regulations that can be replaced by outcome-based performance standards. Further, the bill requires that, in the future, department rulemakings will develop standards around performance outcomes rather than prescriptive rules.

Infrastructure Week 2017 By The Numbers: 70%                                                                                           

As we wrap up Infrastructure Week 2017, Americans For Modern Transportation (AMT) presents our final post of our “By The Numbers” series. As a broad set of industries committed to moving goods across the American economy, we continue to support policy upgrades and infrastructure investment to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers. Together, we can move America toward a safe, efficient, and sustainable future.

Infrastructure Week 2017 By The Numbers: 3.1 Billion                                                                                     

With Infrastructure Week entering the home stretch, Americans For Modern Transportation (AMT) presents the fourth post of our “By The Numbers” series. As a broad set of industries committed to moving goods across the American economy, we continue to support policy upgrades and infrastructure investment to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers. Together, we can move America toward a safe, efficient, and sustainable future.

Infrastructure Week 2017 By The Numbers: 21%                                                                                          

As conversations on how to improve our nation’s infrastructure continue this week, Americans For Modern Transportation (AMT) presents the third post of our “By The Numbers” series. As a broad set of industries committed to moving goods across the American economy, we continue to support policy upgrades and infrastructure investment to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers. Together, we can move America toward a safe, efficient, and sustainable future.

Infrastructure Week 2017 By The Numbers: 64%                                                                                          

As we continue exploring the need to modernize our transportation system throughout Infrastructure Week, Americans For Modern Transportation (AMT) presents the second post of our “By The Numbers” series. As a broad set of industries committed to moving goods across the American economy, we continue to support policy upgrades and infrastructure investment to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers. Together, we can move America toward a safe, efficient, and sustainable future.

It’s Time To Move America Forward                                                                                                                                         

It’s Time To Move America Forward                                                                                                                                         

Now, more than 25 years since we last improved the efficiency of our highway network, our mission has become increasingly important. As my grandfather would say, “we are trying to put ten pounds into a five-pound sack” as all modes of our transportation network struggle to keep up with increasing demands and the challenges of infrastructure designed for past generations.

Letter To Senators Thune, Nelson, Fischer, and Booker                 

Letter To Senators Thune, Nelson, Fischer, and Booker                 

Our nation’s transportation networks face significant capacity constraints and serious safety challenges. As our country’s roads, highways, bridges, ports, and airports continue to deteriorate, bipartisan collaboration has become critical. We are hopeful that the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation can lead the way on developing support for the necessary investments and common-sense policies that will spur economic growth and job creation.

Setting The Record Straight On Twin 33 Trailers

Setting The Record Straight On Twin 33 Trailers

Earlier this week, during the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing on truck safety, testimony incorrectly represented the potential safety and operational impacts of the widespread use of Twin 33 trailers, which are already allowed on portions of highways in 20 states nationwide.

Americans For Modern Transportation Letter To Chairman Thune And The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Americans For Modern Transportation Letter To Chairman Thune And The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

The 115th Congress has a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for a modern American infrastructure system. The opportunity is also there to make sure that the vehicles on our nation’s roads and highways are safer by focusing on policies that will enhance truck technologies, roadway improvements and workforce development. We urge the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to support these types of investments and common-sense policies that will enhance safety as well as spur economic growth and job creation.