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Push for Twin 33s Continues

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NASSTRAC is encouraging lawmakers to include a provision allowing for twin 33-foot trailer combinations, or Twin 33s for short, as part of the fiscal year 2016 government spending bill. House and Senate negotiators continue to negotiate on an omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. The current short-term funding agreement expires on December 11.

 

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees earlier this year approved Twin 33s as part of the transportation spending bill.

 

According to data from the Coalition for Efficient and Responsible Trucking (CERT), allowing Twin 33s will result in 6.6 million fewer truck trips per year — a 1.3-billion-mile reduction in truck traffic. The reduction in traffic will economize 204 million gallons of fuel annually and reduce carbon emissions by 4.4 billion pounds per year. The reduced congestion would prevent 912 crashes.

Tags:  House Appropriations Committee  Twin 33s 

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Senate Panel Includes Twin 33s in Transportation Spending Bill

Posted By YM Administrator, Thursday, June 25, 2015

Today, Senate appropriators voted to include a provision that would allow the use of twin 33-foot trailer combinations, or Twin 33s as they are often called, nationwide as part of the fiscal year 2016 transportation spending bill, according to Transport Topics. The provision, introduced as an amendment by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was adopted by a vote of 16 to 14, mostly along party lines. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., voted favorably on the amendment, while Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., opposed it. NASSTRAC supports Twin 33s and worked to ensure the provision was included in the bill. (Transport Topics)

 

Tags:  NASSTRAC  Transport Topics  Transportation Spending Bill  Twin 33s 

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