Our coalition supports state legislation to be introduced in 2017 that would safely increase the weight limit for six-axle trucks carrying ocean cargo shipping containers. The required additional axle provides added safety and infrastructure benefits, as most states allow five-axle trucks to carry heavier containers.
Despite being home to the second-largest port in the country, Texas’ trucking regulations simply do not match other states in issuing permits allowing higher productivity services vehicles to carry heavier shipping containers to and from ports.
Truck weight reform, enabled by technical advances such as six axle higher productivity vehicles, will help Texas ports stay competitive, now and in the future.
The Texas Coalition for transportation Productivity (TCTP) is a coalition of companies, shippers and allied associations dedicated to increasing the weight limit for vehicles carrying shipping containers in Texas.
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