ICYMI: Op-ed: More Than Ever, Twin 33s Should Roll in All 50 States

This week, Gail Rutkowski, ‎Executive Director at National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) authored an op-ed in InsideSources. In the op-ed, Rutkowski makes the case for modernizing trucking equipment standards to keep pace with technological...

Twin 33’s Are Environmentally Friendly

As we celebrate Earth Day this weekend, we are reminded of the importance of promoting environmentally-friendly policies.  Often, environmental goals are at odds with other objectives such as productivity or safety. In the case of five additional feet for twin...

Improving Infrastructure While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Tax Day 2018 is upon us and we are once again reminded of the money the government collects from our hard-earned paychecks to fund important federal programs, including America’s infrastructure system.  It is imperative Congress enacts policies that will spend these...

Increasing freight demand shows no signs of slowing down

With the rise in e-commerce over the last couple of years, freight carriers have been met with a big problem:  there simply isn’t enough capacity to transport goods to consumers and businesses.  This challenge was highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article...

The More You Know: Twin 33s

Did you know that research shows us that truck length and crash rate actually have an inverse relationship?  It’s true.  In a university analysis in Sweden, long units (double or triple trailers) had the lowest crash rates among all those examined, followed by medium,...

E-Commerce On The Rise

December 8, 2017 It’s the busiest time of year for shippers.  We are increasingly aware of the number of trucks on America’s roadways carrying gifts and goods to consumers in all parts of the country.  America’s trucks transport 58% of the nation’s commercial freight...

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.