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22 May 2017

Twins of Epic Size: 33 Foot Trailers

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A potentially powerful lobbying group called Americans for Modern Transportation was recently formed to “actively work to improve transportation infrastructure and policy to reflect, and meet, the growing needs of modern businesses and consumers,” according to trucking industry and supply chain expert Clifford Lynch. One of the group’s primary goals is to seek approval for the use of twin 33-foot trailers on U.S. highways—a highly debated topic in which some see efficiency opportunities while others see safety concerns. The group has commissioned a report stating their results show that the longer trailers would provide capacity, economic, safety and environmental improvement. According to Lynch, the approval of the larger trailers may possibly be “one of the few things passed by Congress this year.”

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