• Congress considers larger tractor trailers

    By: Greg Brown


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Police officers said they want to stop Congress from green-lighting larger tractor trailers.

    A group of law enforcement officers said they are lobbying against a plan that would increase the lengths of twin trailers to 33 feet.

    They said the move would lead to more crashes.

    Shipping industry groups, on the other hand, claim the move would actually reduce the number of tractor trailers on U.S. roads.

    The plan could be tacked onto a larger transportation spending bill that lawmakers say they will debate this week.

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