The state of the nation's highway infrastructure prevents widespread use of both heavier trucks and LCVs today. But proponents of more productive trucks - whether it be heavier or longer trucks - believe that they can be used strategically and selectively in the short term.
In spite of federal regulation, little uniformity exists from one state to another in terms of truck size and weight limits. More and more states are considering legislation that would allow heavier trucks on their highways, which can help ease road congestion.
Intermodal Freight Transport
The push for increased intermodal freight transport ñ keeping the freight in the same container while using multiple modes of transportation ñ has growing support around the country.
Truck-only lanes can help ease congestion, move goods faster and improve safety on our highways. But theyíre costly, and as a result may not be feasible in the near term given the limited funds available in our state highway departments.
People who handle the logistics end of freight transport in the U.S. are finding new and innovative ways to move freight more efficiently - from different trailer configurations to the latest transportation management systems.