Categories: transportation, safety, highways
Regulation of Weights, Lengths, and Widths of Commercial Motor Vehicles -- Special Report 267
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Transportation Research Board
National Research Council
Committee for the study of the Regulation of Weights, Lengths, and Widths
of Commercial Motor Vehicles
Thursday, May 9, 2002 -- 10:00 a.m.
B375 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Tuesday, May 14, 2002 -- 11:30 a.m.
560 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Regulation of Weights, Lengths, and Widths of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Special Report 267
Federal regulations that govern major U.S. highways limit the weight of most trucks to 80,000 pounds, and also limit the width, length, and number of trailers a truck can pull. This new report, requested by Congress in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, PL 105-178, reviews these regulations and considers whether changes are advisable.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 16, 2002. The full text can be found, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.