Press Release: AMT Issues Statement in Response to House Infrastructure Plan

January 29, 2020

Dan Combs

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Americans for Modern Transportation’s (AMT) Executive Director, Randy Mullett, issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. House of Representatives’ infrastructure framework:

“The Americans for Modern Transportation coalition applauds the focus on infrastructure and looks forward to seeing bipartisan advancements.  Specifically, we ask Congressional leaders to consider modernizing outdated regulations and increase the national twin trailer standard from 28 feet to 33 feet.

“This sensible solution will provide meaningful environmental benefits that policymakers can act on today to make trucking safer, more efficient and less taxing on the roadways.

“This solution comes at no cost to the American taxpayer and is already a proven success in 20 states. Now is the time to update this close-to 40-year old federal standard as the U.S. Department of Transportation only expects freight volumes to increase. Improvements would benefit consumers, businesses and so many others across our country.”

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About Americans for Modern Transportation

Americans for Modern Transportation represents the nation’s largest shippers, carriers and retailers. We are committed to improving the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system and modernizing the delivery of products across the country.