Tue., December 27, 2011 7:33pm
Georgia voters overwhelmingly reject the idea of allowing heavier trucks on the nation’s highways. A survey from AAA comes as Congress debates increasing tractor-trailer weight limits from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds. The auto club’s says, 71% of Georgia voters oppose the proposal, mostly on safety grounds.
Wed., December 21, 2011 12:03pm
Logging trucks on Georgia’s state and local roads could soon be two tons heavier. Lawmakers will consider a bill when the General Assembly convenes in January to increase the weight limit for trucks hauling forest products or poultry.
Wed., November 2, 2011 6:06am
Some of Georgia's largest companies are lobbying state and federal officials to raise weight limits on highways in the states, a move they say will help the economy and the environment. State officials worry about safety and maintenance issues if heavier trucks are allowed on Georgia roads.