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TT Archives: Bigger Trailers

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As the 1980s drew to a close, efforts to enact laws in each state permitting use of 53-foot trailers were gaining momentum and now the larger trailers are legal everywhere in the United States with the exception of the District of Columbia.

This week, members of Congress are scheduled to debate a proposal that would allow freight carriers to pull twin 33-foot trailers, the first substantive change in truck size in more than two decades.

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