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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:06 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- Individual states could decide whether to raise the maximum allowable weight for freight-shipping trucks from the current 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds under a bill introduced in the U.S. House on Sept. 10.

U.S. Representative Reid Ribble, R-Wis., who introduced the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act, stated in a press release last week that the bill "would allow our freight shipping industry to be more efficient while creating less pavement wear and tear and improving safety on our shared roads and bridges." (…)

The National Grain and Feed Association supports the bill and ...

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