ICYMI: Randy Mullett: Twin 33s are a common sense solution to modern transportation challengesLast week, Americans for Modern Transportation Executive Director Randy Mullett authored an op-ed in The Hill. He argues that allowing twin 33s to operate on our national highways is sound policy change that will support economic growth, improve our...
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FLEET OWNER: Report Touts Savings From 33-Foot Twin Trailers, Downplays Truckload’s Concerns
A new report from FTR Transportation Intelligence said allowing twin 33-foot trailers on the nation’s highways could lower costs as much as 10%, while having minimal disruption on the operations of the overall trucking industry.
THE TRUCKER: Logistics Management Principal Says Twin 33s Have Hood Chance Of Passing Congress
The principal of a company that provides logistics management advisory services predicts that a 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.”
THE HILL: It’s Time To Bring Our Nation’s Infrastructure Into The 21st Century
Since last updating the efficiency of our highway network more than 25 years ago, our infrastructure has suffered from chronic underinvestment and a lack of innovation. At times this lack of investment has put families in harm’s way, caused economic inefficiency, and put undue stress on the environment. We are at a tipping point and our policymakers must realize infrastructure investment cannot solely focus on filling potholes, painting lines, installing signage, and building additional lane miles.
DC VELOCITY: Will 33-Foot Twins Be Born This Year?
“No doubt, there will be lengthy partisan debates. But at this point, I think the prospects of passage look good. Based on the changing political climate in Washington and the AMT’s lobbying power, my prediction is that the proposal will be one of the few things approved during this session of Congress.”
AMERICAN SHIPPER: Freight Policy Must Keep Up With The Times
Over the last century, the logistics industry has seen its share of progress. While the technology in today’s warehouses might seem like science-fiction to some, there was a time when automation and forklifts were not a reality. During these early days, warehouse employees had to carry goods in hundred pound sacks from the rail yard and assemble the pallets by hand.
THE HILL: Let’s Use Innovation To Modernize America’s Transportation System
Straying very little from his campaign trail promises, and just three months into his administration, President Trump has continued to pound the pavement emphasizing the need to overhaul America’s crumbling bridges and roads.
ENO TRANSPORTATION: Twin 33s – Trucking Efficiency, On Demand
“On-demand” – two words driving consumer behavior and supply chain efficiency in today’s economy. American families have grown accustomed to receiving their purchases via two-day, next-day, and even same-day delivery. Likewise, businesses are working hard to meet consumer demands. No longer can businesses manufacture products for inventory, planning on long time horizons. The rise of e-commerce and on-demand delivery is good news for American families as it means less time running errands and more time at home.
THE HILL: Innovation And Infrastructure Are Key To Driving Efficiency In Trucking Industry
President Trump has rightly pushed for infrastructure investment. However, when viewed through the lens of not just repairing our roads and bridges, but national security, we need more than infrastructure—we need a modern transportation system with new vehicle designs and technologies as well as fuel diversity if we are going to truly secure America.
TRUCKING INFO: Infrastructure Reform Group Finds Twin 33s Boost Safety and Efficiency
Because trailers often fill up before hitting the 80,000-pound limit, according to the study, by switching from twin 28-foot trailers to twin 33s, cargo volume could increase by 18.6% while still not needing to increase the maximum weight limit. This means that using twin 33s would require 15.7% fewer trucks and trailers to carry the same amount of cargo.
TRANSPORT TOPICS: Twin 33-Foot Trailers Would Boost Safety, Efficiency, New Analysis Concludes
A new analysis by traffic safety researcher Ronald Knipling has concluded that widespread adoption of twin 33-foot trailers would boost safety and efficiency for U.S. drivers, consumers and businesses.
TRAILER BODY BUILDERS: Twin 33s Improve Highway Safety, Efficiency
“‘Allowing widespread use of Twin 33 trailers is common sense policy. Not only are they more stable at highway speeds, the efficiency gains mean we have fewer trucks on the road,’ said Dr. Knipling.”