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Fact Sheet: The Economics Of 33′ Double Combination Trailers

The Economic Impact Of Allowing Twin 33s On Interstate Highways:

  • Public Benefits: Fewer trucks on the road reduces engine emissions, road wear per ton of freight, and highway congestion.

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  • Shipper Benefits: More freight per truck means lower costs for carriers and lower prices for consumers.

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  • Minimal Industry Disruption: Allowing Twin 33s nationwide would affect less than 2% of the truckload industry.

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  • Safety Improvements: Fewer trucks on the road reduces safety risks.

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  • Increased Efficiency: Twin 33s can move the same amount of freight with 18% fewer trips.