The proposal was made to increase the Federal truck weight limits (currently 80,000 pounds [by contrast a car typically weighs 3-4,000 pounds]) by the "Coalition for Transportation Productivity." I have discussed this before. This proposal will kill Americans. The severity of impacts, the number of rollovers, and the impact on our aging infrastructure will all go up dramatically. THIS IS A BAD AND DANGEROUS PROPOSAL! However it would make trucking companies more money, so if that is your goal, then lifting truck weight limits makes perfect sense.

Morgan Adams is a trial attorney licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. He is listed as a "2008 Mid-South SuperLawyer" (Limited to the top 5% of the lawyers in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas), is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (limited to lawyers who have recovered 1 million dollars or more for their clients), and is the Chair-Elect of the American Association of Justice’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. He has served as chair of the Tennessee Association of Justice’s Trucking Litigation seminars since 2004, and is a frequent speaker at national continuing legal education programs on trucking liability cases.