This week, a diverse group of 25 carriers, shippers and other transportation leaders sent a letter to Congress calling for policies that would modernize the national twin trailer standard from 28 feet to 33 feet. The group advocated that such a change would “improve vehicle safety, reduce congestion, lower fuel consumption, and address freight capacity issues.”
The group went on to say, “America must deploy innovative solutions to these critical 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 making the most safe and efficient use of the roads and highways we travel today.”
The letter, addressed to the leadership of the THUD Appropriations subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives, included signers such as Amazon, FedEx, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, SAFE, Sysco, UPS, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and YRC.
Read the letter in its entirety here.